Mie from Sewing Like Mad guest blogs at Sew Country Chick with a tutorial showing how to adapt a basic shorts pattern to make a pair of culottes. To make the culottes, you need to add extra width to the legs and create a longer crotch. She includes dimensions for making a size 3T, but her instructions will work with any size of shorts. Get the how-to.
[photo from Sewing Like Mad at Sew Country Chick]