Ruffle Top and Sailor Pocket Shorts

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It all started with the purchase of this amazing book: BurdaStyle Sewing Vintage Modern.  I simply had to have it because if there's one thing I love, it's vintage modern style.  


I chose to remix two of the patterns to create a new outfit for Anja: the Ruffle Top, inspired by the Amelia, and the Sailor Pocket Shorts, in the style of the Liv Bell-Bottoms.





When I saw the Liv Bell-Bottoms in BurdaStyle Sewing Vintage Modern, I instantly envisioned them becoming some adorable little shorts.  One of my favourite details of the shorts (besides the functioning button front and the pockets) is the contrast fabric on the inside.  I added an extra buttonhole for the adjustable waistband to contain the loose end.



With the Ruffle Top, my aim was to keep the overall shape of the Amelia Top, but add feminine ruffles in the seams.  The single pearl button seemed the perfect choice to close the keyhole back opening and the ties help to customize the fit.


Ruffle Top 
fabric: grey cotton lawn

Sailor Pocket Shorts
fabric: burnt coral stretch denim
Down Under by Mint Blossom: Lotsa Dots

Patterns: self-drafted (inspired by BurdaStyle)











47 people left comments on: "Ruffle Top and Sailor Pocket Shorts"

  1. Oh, Heidi!!!! These are GORGEOUS! I love the colors, the combination of textures and the beautiful details!!! Nice work!!

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  2. This is easily one of the most adorable outfits I've ever seen. I love your choice of colors and those shorts are to die for! As always, it turned out perfect.

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  3. These are the cutest! The patterns remind me of some Japanese patterns I've been wanting to try. These are great combinations in every way!

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  4. Wooooooow, I LOVE both items! The top looks good by itself but on cute Anja it looks AMAZING! And the dot fabric inside the shorts...divine!! Love love love!

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  5. They are lovely! Nice creation always :)

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  6. Those shorts are perfect. I love the color and the pockets and the functional buttons too. Love!

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  7. Beautiful outfit! Love the little ruffles on the top.

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  8. Those are so sweet! I love how much attention to detail you pay... your clothes always come out looking good. =)

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  9. I love both pieces! I need to get some cotton lawn for real...

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  10. Perfect. Just perfect. The colors, the construction, the details. Gorgeous work!

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  11. This is such a cute outfit! I love those shorts!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party
    http://www.usscrafty.blogspot.com/2013/02/submarine-sunday-17_2.html

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  12. This is some seriously gorgeous sewing, Heidi!!!

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  13. Haha I was just going to say "seriously gorgeous" and that's exactly what Cherie said! Um...guess I'll need to be more creative. But this outfit is really fantastic, I love it to bits. Just beautiful!

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  14. oh, this is one of those can't contain my excitement, need to get to my sewing machine and do this NOW kind of outfits. Initially i loved the shorts but i also am just in love with that shirt pattern. My very active crawler can't wear dresses at the moment and this outfit competes in the cuteness stakes with any dress!

    ricracandretro.blogspot.com

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  15. Little Anja is so precious in this outfit Heidi. Fantastic work!

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  16. These are beautiful. I love the shorts. Vintage patterns can be so much fun.
    Donna @onceuponasewingmachine.com

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  17. Impeccable! Your attention to detail always amazes me!

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  18. Waw, this is an amazing outfit! I love everything about it. Those sleeves, the little ribbon in the back, the pleats in the short... Perfect!

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  19. Positively perfect. I love that you used simple fabric with great texture with such a complicated look. It looks like you didn't over look a single detail. Such better quality and style than you would ever be able to get in store.
    I love those shorts, I want to make some for my little girl and I want an unscaled version of the shirt for me. Great job!
    With Love,
    ~Scary, from The Shaffer Sisters

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  20. those little shorts are toooo adorable! are you going to sell a pattern?

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  21. I've been reading your blog for quite a while now, but now i just HAVE to comment (for the first time!). This outfit is A-MAZING!!! You are such a skilled and talented seamstress! The colors and style is just stunning. If you'd make a pattern for either or both, i'd totally buy it.

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  22. Wow! You have some skills! Those are adorable! Thanks for sharing!

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  23. Thank you all for your super kind compliments! I'm so glad you like the outfit! For those of you who've asked, yes, I am working on a pattern...I'll keep you posted!

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  24. Linking to this adorable outfit today, Heidi!

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  25. This little outfit has my heart all a-flutter!

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  26. Amazing remix!! Vintage modern is my favorite style... I think I need that book....or the pattern you are making. I love the details in the clothing you make as well as the mix of texture and color!!

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  27. Hey, you're so talented and "gold-handed" (as we say in Lithuania) !!!

    This outfit looks soooo cute, would love to be able to make something like this :)

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  28. You did an AMAZING job! I'd love to see a tutorial. In the mean time, I'd love if you shared this at my Show & Tell party today. http://www.gingerlymade.com/2013/02/show-tell-12.html

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  29. Those are so adorable! I'm totally on board with a tutorial! :D I just love it!

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  30. This is gorgeous. Visiting from Make it, Wear it.

    Sarah
    http://sarahmschultz.blogspot.com

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  31. my goodness I am absolutely in love! Just the whole feel of the outfit and all the details I kinda wish you would design me a whole closet full of clothes I really adore your style.

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  32. This outfit is ADORABLE & she is gorgeous!

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  33. I have no words! Those shorts are amazing!!!! I wish there were a pattern for them! Perfection!

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  34. Love this! It's amazing! I want it for myself! lol! Great job heidi!

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  35. omg swoonsville. can you share your pattern!?!?

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  36. nice clothes
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