The Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays to sew for. Everything is so festive- red, white and blue everywhere!
The fabric for her top all came from Hobby Lobby. I had a hard time deciding on a cute patriotic fabric combination. There was blue chevron/red polka dot fabric and a cute red chevron/blue polka dot fabric combo that I just couldn’t make up my mind on. So, I bought both!I settled on making a reversible top using my Apron Top pattern. This top is so quick and easy to make, plus I already know it makes a great reversible top.
You can see the other side a bit better in this picture. (I left accidentally left the ties a little too long, I need to go back and fix that…)
The Apron Top is a free pattern is sizes 2 to 6. (Find it here.) I made this most recent version in a 6x and I’m in the process of grading the pattern up to a 7 and an 8. So keep your eye out for the pattern update in a few days. My son loves his shorts! I saw some swim trunks over at Crazy 8 in this type of pattern and I really wanted to make a pair. They turned out so cute!
To make his shorts, I traced a pair of shorts we already had (and fit perfectly) directly onto the fabric. (I’m surprised I was able to line up the stripes on the sides as well as I did…) I have a DIY short tutorial here if you want to try this method yourself. The fabric for his shorts came from Fabric.com.
Ahh… Nothing says reward better than petite vanilla scones from Starbucks and a trip to the park!
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