These shorts are super adorable. However, they are extremely short and fit more like a pair of boyshort panties than shorts that your child can wear to dance or the gym. I ordered the appropriate size for my 7 year old daughter who takes acro dance and they barely covered her panties underneath. And ordering the next size up wouldn't fix it because the inseam length on the shorts is so short. Definitely would not recommend these for a girl who will be doing gymnastics or acro!
The pattern is very cute - my daughter loved it. However I purchased a size up so she'd have room to grow (I even checked the sizing measurements to be sure) and it is extremely tight. I'm thinking she may need two more sizes up to get a comfortable fit.