The Mc Call’s I used for the bottoms and the Simplicity I used for the top but I altered it quite a bit obviously.
Fabric: Plaid 1.00 yard stuff from Walmart. It’s a nice crinkle gauze and it washes amazingly well. YIPPEE. I love it when I find GOOD stuff on their dollar table (let’s face it, most is garbage but for 1.00 what do you expect. I always look though because some of the nicest fabric I’ve ever bought has come from them. For the shorts, I went and bought basic cotton print from the Walmart wall. I had the perfect twills in a tote somewhere but I don’t know where and I wanted it done. I wanted them cool so I went with this cotton.
Notions: 2 zippers, 1 button, and thread to match.
One of the alterations I did on the top was to add sleeves. I just cut the basic “mini puff” sleeve shape out of fabric and voila. Sleeves. I bound them in self bias binding that I made.
I also added a full bodice back instead of the straps from the pattern. I used the pattern front and laid it along the selvedge 5/8″ away from the “fold” and cut it straight up instead of in the sweetheart neckline and then scooped it a bit to acomodate the back neck. Voila… everythign I wanted in a pattern. I cut it off where the ruffles would be added… but I didn’t add them.
For some reason, I got into the binding mood because I bound the edges of the capris AND the edges of the top. I was a binding fiend!