So from there, I proceeded to chop off the pants and either leave as is, or add the original hem back on, depending on the fabric. It was also nice to choose the length of the shorts (as some are already designed to be so short, for a ONE year old!).
If you think you'd like to do this, but don't have much sewing experience, I still think you could. As seen below, I cut off the pants, added the original hem back on (pin with raw edges at bottom and right sides together), sew, and you're done. The only caution: if you haven't sewn knits before (like t-shirt material), don't stretch it as you sew! (it makes it stretch and ruffle) I made this mistake on one of the legs and had to redo it.
I only did 3 pairs for now, and the purple one I didn't even hem (especially take note of that if you don't want to sew!).
If you're thinking "I don't know about that"... you could always designate them as play shorts, ready for the wear and tear and tear that summer brings to little bottoms! This would also be good for girl or boy. The same day I made these, I saw this post from Dana at MADE (one of my top 5 blogs for sure!).
The way I see it: 3 free pairs of shorts!