The only change I made was to decrease the length of the front pleat pretty significantly - maybe by 2-3 inches. Somehow, this made such a big difference in how the fabric laid. It made the culottes look more like a skirt from the front, which was the look I was going for.
I made these in a linen from Joanns. The weight is just right for shorts. I have been so happy with Joann linens in general. In my opinion, it's some of their very best stuff.
At the kids' new co-op, if the girls choose to wear skirts or dresses, they are asked to wear undershorts underneath, being they play sports at recess time and during PE.
The culottes are such a great choice, because they have the practicality of technically being shorts. But they look like a skirt. Tia loves a bit of fancy flair.
Also they have a lot of twirl! A surprising amount, right?
I think that's my favorite part about this pattern - that the culottes have so much swing!
The kids are doing so great in their homeschooling enrichment program. I worried that it might make our lives more stressful being we now have to get our homeschooling work done in three days instead of five. But so far, so good.
Another thing that's been so helpful to us is we started bullet journaling this (school) year.
My friend Inder turned me on to it several months ago. (Thanks, Inder!) I bought journals for Jude, Indigo and myself. Ours are super casual, but have been so helpful in keeping us organized without much stress or fuss.
Have a great week, friends! And if your child/ren are heading back to school, I wish you a beautiful school year filled with many blessings! xx