Patriotic Separates

I'm a sucker for holidays and all the decorating that goes with them. So of course I like to sew festive, though impractical, outfits for my daughter. It's been a while since I sewed something patriotic for my girl, so the last item no longer fits. 

This year instead of a dress I wanted to make her separates. I used fabric and notions from the stash for this outfit. 

For the top I used the Izzy Top Pattern. It was such a happy accident to stumble upon this pattern. I knew I wanted to make a top with this silhouette. When I was looking through my Pinterest boards I saw a pin that led me to the perfect pattern. And it's free! I liked that this pattern has a fully lined and curved yoke. The instructions are simple and a great starting point for learning to sew lined bodices. I changed up the button tab and used a cute star button, because it was keeping with the theme. Also I used leftover Kona cotton in white for the yoke and a thrifted knit shirt (new with tags even) for the skirt portion of the top. The colors were a perfect match and I didn't have to hem! I really like how it turned out with the mixed materials, the top yoke is structured and the skirt portion drapes beautifully. 

For the shorts I used the Jocole Essential Pants in the short length. I had *just* enough fabric to make the shorts. I really like this pattern because it sews up quick and easy. I really wish I had added inseam pockets to these shorts. I don't know why I don't just automatically add pockets to all skirts, dresses and shorts. I'll learn someday though. In the spirit of full disclosure I will say that I tested this pattern years ago and received this pattern for free. I choose to keep using it though. 

1 comment:

  1. Your daughter is adorable! I wish one of my girls had hair like that :)

    This is such a cute outfit! I love that it is patriotic but the top is versatile enough that she can wear it with anything. And thanks for the lovely review of the Izzy top pattern!