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?