Hey everyone! I am so excited! Today I am guest posting over at Project Run & Play! Go there to see this cutie tutorial for summer shirts.
And as a bonus I have a short tutorial here for adapting an existing shorts pattern by adding a gathered cuff.
Gathered Cuff Shorts Adaptation
Make the shorts according to your pattern…EXCEPT do not finish off the hem.
Measure around your child’s leg. Use this formula to cut your cuffs:
Cuff length = Leg + 0.5” (ease) + 1” (seam)
Cut two strips of fabric this length and 4 inches wide.
Fold the cuff piece in half lengthwise. Reopen and fold the raw edges in to the center. Press.
Open cuff piece up all the way, place right sides together and stitch, forming a loop.
Press seam open and press folds again.
Gather the shorts hem.
Sandwich the hem between the layers of the cuff. Pin cuff to shorts, matching the seam to the inseam on the shorts. Adjust gathers as necessary.
Stitch the cuff to the shorts close to edge of the cuff.
Thanks for stopping by! I’ll post some more pictures of the girls in their outfits, enjoying their popsicles later this weekend. I know some of you (ahem…grandparents) really only want to see the children.