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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Pink Scalloped Edge Shorts & Halter Top

Today I'm sharing with you the pink scalloped edge shorts I made using the tutorial I put together for the Shorts on the Line summer sew along.  I also made Ella an adorable coordinating halter top to wear with them.

For this pair of scalloped edge shorts, I decided to make the scalloped edge using a coordinating fabric.  I really like the combination of polka-dots and stripes together, don't you?

I used the same pattern as before, Butterick  B4503, size 5 to make the shorts, but this time I shorted the length of the shorts in the stride as well as at the leg opening.  As a result, I think this pair of shorts is a much better fit for Ella right now.  The original seersucker pair I made fits well, but I thought they were a little high waisted and longer in length than I had originally wanted.

Because I couldn't find a top in Ella's closet that really went well with them, I found this black, pink, green fabric in my stash that matched the shorts perfectly and started making the halter top, View A, Size 5, from the same pattern.  This pattern really is fast and easy as the cover suggests.  It only took me about an hour to hour and a half to make the halter top!

The halter top was a breeze to sew together.  It's completely lined, using the same polka-dot fabric, and could be reversible if I removed the bow.  In fact, there are only two things I did differently from the instructions: I top stitched all around it, and I made a bigger bow.

If I were to make this halter top again, which I might, I would most definitely add some length to it (maybe an inch to inch and a half).  Ella was worried that her belly would show!  I should have known to do this because I made the View B top last year for her and had the same issue of it being a little on the short side.  I guess I should start making notes on my patterns about fit for future reference!

I am very pleased with how this little ensemble came together!  It is one of my favorite summer outfits so far. If you are looking for a quick little outfit to make your cutie pie, then I'd highly recommend trying this Butterick pattern.  

Oh, I even had one of my tags in the perfect color combination for the outfit. I like having labels in a variety of colors!  I think it's sewVery fun!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I've got more shorts and outfits to share with you all this month, so be sure to stop back by soon!


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