Summer kcw – day 4&5


It took some doing, but my boy’s outfit is done! This is the final piece, a pair of twill shorts with roll-up racing stripes.


For the pattern I used Oliver + s art museum trousers which I shortened to capri length, and sewed in Robert Kaufman hampton twill calypso with the contrast pockets and waistband lining in Kaufman newcastle denim. This twill is perfect for bottoms; sturdy, soft, and comes in a bunch of great colors.


When unrolled these are an unassuming capri pant, but once you roll them up…


…these awesome racing stripes appear!


This is a look at the insides. To make the racing stripes I finished the outer side-leg seams with bias tape and I flat felled the inseam for a neat finish when the legs are rolled up into shorts.


For the button I used a blue-jeans button which snaps on. Simple!


Denim welt pockets. ❤


Finally the completed ensemble! I love how each piece works by itself, or can combine to one epic outfit.




KCW has been a success so far for my boy! Now to try to eek out an outfit for my girl before the week is out 😉

How’s your KCW sewing going?


9 thoughts on “Summer kcw – day 4&5

    • Thanks Nicole! Can you believe this kid desperately needs a plain white (or neutral) button up shirt? I have barely anything that’ll go under that vest! Guess I’ll add that to the sewing list 😉

  1. Now that is a fantastic outfit! And nice to know about the Kaufman twill. I’ve been debating possible fabric types for some little boy pants and I think that might be perfect.

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