Thursday, June 19, 2014

Sewing: Casual TShirts and Shorts for Summer


Our summer of reading is being fueled by weekly trips to the library to stock up on books. Granted we aren't very far into summer, but so-far-so-good. The girls are loving it.


I don't always coordinate their outfits, but today I nudged and they were happy to oblige because who wouldn't want to wear new, super soft t-shirts and shorts?  Audrey's and Scarlett's fishy raglan t-shirts are sewn with the Field Trip Shirt pattern from OliverandS, which I converted to short sleeves. The colorful fish cotton jersey was purchased here on Etsy. Their shorts are sewn with Dana's Kids Shorts pattern, which is so quick and versatile. I made Audrey the racer shorts style (cut somewhere between the boys' and girls' lengths) and Scarlett the basic shorts, and made them both flat front. I purchased the striped linen from Jo-Ann. Pretty fun combo. Audrey has worn hers a few times already.


And what about Miss Tess? She is sporting her own knit skirt with a new Nessie Top (pattern by CINO) sewn with a very lightweight floral knit purchased last year at Girl Charlee. Very lightweight knits are not my favorite to work with but I worked it out. In fact, I made a duplicate for Scarlett, which may appear here soon.


Sewing casual clothes seems to be a good strategy if the idea is to make things my girls will wear. In fact, a couple of the dresses may soon be worn out! How great is that? Only probably is, I'm feeling rather compulsive about the whole thing so other summer projects haven't quite launched... Oh well, that's how it goes in summer.


7 comments:

Jessica said...

You do such a great job outfitting these girls!

Summer looks like it's off to a good start at your house - happy reading! :)

Elasha said...

I agree! There is something so satisfying about sewing clothes they love to wear (and can wear day in and day out). Nice job - very fun!

Kathryn Vercillo said...

Perfect. They look adorable. I love how they're dressed in a great handcrafted stylish way that's fun and modern but also age appropriate.

Julie said...

These outfits are so cute! I really appreciate the links to the shops where you purchase your material.

Nicole (Bellenza Party Suite) said...

Wow I love the outfits! Especially the yellow floral shirt. So pretty :)

sisforsewing said...

These are truly great outfits - no wonder they were worn immediately :)
I love how you always manage to make simple everyday clothes look so stylish (effortless chic, would be a proper description for your/your girls style).

Sheila@Chinaberry said...

Your excitement of making clothes for your daughters comes through loud and clear. What a treat for them! And I love that you head to your library each week. Stocking up on books for summer reading makes my little book loving heart burst!

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