We're excited to feature this exciting tutorial from The Crafty Kitty! This is a real special tutorial featuring Birch Fabrics' Charley Harper line. The kind that you will turn to over and over again. These Rohan Skater Shorts will become a staple to your child's wardrobe. Or hey, try lengthening the legs to create pants. The Rohan Skater Shorts are a well planned out pattern to deliver a very professional end garment. These really are too darling, and your boys will think they're cool too! Try 'em out!
I'm pretty sure that, most of the time when I am making clothes for my kids, I am secretly making clothes, that I want to wear... except when it is pink and sparkly with ruffles... that is definitely ALL my daughter! These lined skater shorts were originally designed for the cooler temperatures of autumn and spring, but lining them with a lovely organic flannel (as shown here), teamed up with a pair of wellies and they should see you through winter as well! You could also try them unlined, for the summer months!
The skater shorts are a long shorts (cropped trousers), made from either organic denim or organic corduroy and lined with organic cotton. They feature an embroidered pocket and an adjustable waistband!
- 1 metre of organic, fairtrade corduroy (or organic, fairtrade denim)
- 3/4 metre of organic cotton flannel in twigs teal
- fat quarter of organic cotton fabric in white breasted nuthatch
- Organic Cotton Sewing Thread
- 3/4" Buttonhole elastic
- 2 buttons
- pdf pattern (ages 2-6 years)
From flannel cut:
- 2x lining front
- 2x lining back
- 2x waistband (13"x2")
- 1x strap (1"x8")
- 2x pocket facing
- 2x pocket back
- 2x back pocket
- 2x front
- 2x back
- 2x back yoke
- 2x pocket piece
- 2x waistband (13"x2") cross grain
- 1x strap (1"x8")
Line up the 2 assembled front pieces. Sew the centre seam of the front pieces continuing this seam past the fly flap.†If you are sewing for a girl, fold the fly flaps to the right hand side when viewing from the reverse side, sewing for a boy, fold the fly flaps to the left hand side when viewing from reverse. Top stitch close to the centre seam and then sew close to the edge of the fly and then 1/4" away from the fly. sew a second line of top stitching extending down from the bottom of the fly and 1/4" away from the centre seam.
Take one of the waistband lining pieces. Sew on a label (if using) and mark a line.
Thank you to Stephanie for her superior talents and creative spirit. She is darn nice too! :) Make sure you visit her blog, The Crafty Kitty, you'll be blown away with inspiration.