The tutorial is easy to follow, and to translate it to knit fabric I only had to make a couple of simple changes. I just eliminated the zipper, did not sew the darts, widened the waistband to 2", and added 1" elastic to the waist. Love the results!
Now I think my Charlee needs some matching shorts! I found this shorts tutorial from Caila of Caila Made and this one also includes a FREE downloadable sewing pattern. Who can resist Mommy and Me matching outfits with the little ones?
One tip that Caila has for making getting dressed easier for your little one is to sew in a small, soft piece of ribbon that will act as a tag. This way he/she will know which side is the back. Since the back is higher than the front, it would be very uncomfortable to wear these shorts backwards.
To celebrate the Summer season, I recommend picking a bold, fun pattern from our Ponte De Roma fabric collection. A few of my picks from the store:
We hope you enjoy this tutorial and please send 1-2 images of any project you make with Girl Charlee Fabrics to email@example.com and you might see your creation featured in our next KnitPicks!
~ Heather & The Girl Charlee Team