The crinkly jersey that the culottes are made from was a surprise find at The Shuttle (Shipley). It isn’t the easiest fabric to work with but drapes beautifully. For these I just added 1cm at the side seams and straightened out the inside and outside leg seams. No hemming was needed as I cut on the cross grain/knit and used the selvedges.
I’ll write this up as a tutorial soon. They are perfect for paddling, climbing and twirling in!
All too often, girls’ ready to wear clothes are impractical or uncomfortable and shorts are too short for my girls’ liking. Making clothes for them is a privilege and helps resolve some of these frustrations. It also helps them see how much work goes into a garment and allows them to take an important role in designing their clothes.