Tuesday, April 13, 2010

A Bunch Of Shorts & Three New Tops

I love making pants and shorts for Charlotte from old or worn pairs of pants. These shorts were all made from my old pairs of pants/jeans and some that were given to me by friends.

I also found some really cute fabric for summer tops. I wasn't sure which pattern I would use when I bought them, but I knew that they would look cute on Charlotte. I ended up using Simplicity 3513, View B. It's a really easy to sew pattern and makes for a really comfy and cute basic top for summer.

Lastly is a top made from a vintage silk dress that I found in a thrift store a few months back. I wasn't sure what it would turn into, but I knew that I had to buy it.



I modified McCall's 9369, View H. i was really worried about sewing with the silk because I'd never sewn with such a slippy fabric before. Walking foot to the rescue. It was so easy that I didn't even swear once.

More soon,



  1. The tops are so cute! I love the bright cheery fabrics.

  2. Oh, I'm jealous! All those cute fabrics...

  3. "she wore LEMONNNNNNNN!!!!" (U2 song)! Cute cute cute!! love the last one too!

  4. Did you use a pattern for the shorts?

  5. Thanks everyone.

    @Jess, No pattern, just sort of traced one from an old pair of jeans.