Summer Set


This is one of those times where I should have ironed a little better before taking pictures (insert face palm). Ooh well!

I’m not a summer girl. I’m a 60 degrees year round kind of gal. Shorts are not my favorite and you’ll never catch me in a pair of flip flops EVER. If I could live somewhere that was fall year round, I would in a heartbeat!

Luckily in the PNW, summers are pretty mild. We’ll have 2-3 months of heat and then it’s back to my preferred gloomy weather.

With that being said, I have been on the look out for some summer clothes. But I could not find anything that I liked. I ordered a couple shorts from target and they were all too big so I returned them and ordered the next size down and those didn’t work out either. Shopping can be such a headache sometimes.

I decided to make a couple outfits for this summer after failing to find anything off the hanger. I thrifted this purple polka dot fabric a few years ago and it felt perfect for a summer set! I think I paid around $6 for all of the fabric and there was at least 7 yards.

I used McCall’s 6801 for the shorts pattern with a lot of alterations. This pattern does not have side seams and I wanted to add pockets so I ended up adding seam allowance to the sides and cutting the pattern in half so it had a front and back piece. I used a 2″ elastic waistband and shortened short length as well by an inch or two.

The top is just a self drafted bodice. The sleeves are Simplicity 5582 and I LOVE this pattern. It makes the perfect puff’d sleeve. I’ve used this pattern about 5 times now and I won’t stop! That’s how great it is.

This little set is basically wearing pajamas out and I’m totally okay with that 😉