Adding a Shirttail Hem – CCP Robert

Preparing for our Fall 2018 Classic Sewing Magazine advertisement brought us great joys & adventures with these 3 rambunctious boys!  But even through the purposeful face-plants, these handsome brothers couldn’t hide the sweetness in the ‘Robert’ pattern by Children’s Corner Patterns.


Plaid & corduroy are such staple fabrics for Fall!  The twins are in coordinating Blue & Red brushed plaid flannel shirts & our little red is in the sweet Hunter green corduroy.


When planning for this outfit, we thought our little country boys would look great in their Fall best with cowboy boots, blue jeans and an untucked shirt.  To match this look, I decided to alter the ‘Robert’ pattern to include a shirttail hem.  The hemline alteration is quite simple.  Add about 1 1/2″ to the hemline at the front and back, and then curve the hem to the side seams at the original hemline. For measuring tools like these click here! Finish with a narrow “double” folded hem, top-stitched.

I found this shirt pattern to be quick and easy to sew. The pattern pieces fit together well, and the shirts fit the boys perfectly.  Knowing how boys love pockets, I did add the front  pocket to each shirt.  Can you find the plaid pockets?  (Feeling pretty happy about how well the plaids lined up!!)

In the end, the boys decided to wear their overalls, so the shirttail hem didn’t matter for these pictures.  We do love the look, though!

This is a great little boy pattern! We highly recommend “Robert” by Children’s Corner Patterns!

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Here are some outtakes of our rascally boys!!!
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