the top.

Pattern: Cloud 9 Tee by Striped Swallow Designs (Free with code from Facebook group)

Materials: Polyester/spandex found on clearance at Hobby Lobby for $3 a yard. I used under a yard.

Notes: Here is, yet again, a dolman style shirt with sleeve and bodice all one piece. What makes it long sleeves is the rectangular piece that is sewn onto the short sleeve. This is a great first pattern for someone who wants to make a long sleeve shirt.


the bottoms.

Pattern: Ollie Summer Shorts and Pants by Misusu Patterns (Free from the files in their Facebook group)

Materials: cotton fabric found on clearance at Hobby Lobby for $2 a yard, accent fabric that was given to me, elastic

(Here’s a tip: Tell people you are sewing! Lots of people have a fabric stash that they don’t want and don’t know what to do with. Some of my favorite projects came from fabric that was given to me.)

Notes: I absolutely love this pattern! It is so different and fun. And the pockets are huge! If you want to sew woven fabric right though, it takes time. These took me just under an hour. For every seam I sewed it, serged it to keep from fraying, and then top stitched. You could definitely skip some of those steps but your finish product will not look as nice.


Total Cost of Outfit: $5