White cotton summer top with Green stripe shorts
Added Aug 1, 2010
Montego Bay, Jam...
One of the benefits of knowing how to create your own pattern is seeing something in a store or online and making one yourself for little or nothing. I had the picture of this blouse in my file for some time (maybe 3 yrs) and then one day, I went in a store and saw this thin off-white stripe material. It was also pretty cheap, think it stayed there without anyone knowing the potential that it had, I snapped it up and went home and when I went through some old pics, I knew what I was going to make with it.
Sorry that only one pic is available. I gave away the shorts because they got a little too small however I still own the top which ALSO does not fit and have to be re-made in the future.
I lined the blouse because the material was thin, again after examining it recently, I knew that the best thing would have been to shirr the back to give it more ease and stretch.
The shorts were my FAVORITE. I actually love both items but I especially love green, I had the material laying about because I was thinking it was too stiff for a shirt but too thin for shorts however after walking in some stores, I realized that shorts material didn’t have to be denim thick to be sewn so I came home and completed this.
….and both of them would have to be redone…sigh