This is actually my favorite look that I made for Spring/Summer and the one that I know will get the most use. The shirt is the Happy Tunic tutorial that I made about 3 or 4 of last Spring (or was it two springs ago?) and they were well-worn and well-loved.
HERE is the tutorial if you would like to make a couple (you will need a good-fitting bodice to make it.) The only differences this time were to add some white piping into the empire waist seam to give it a bit of texture and giving it 3/4 sleeves instead of long-sleeves.
I did make one change after I had made the shirt (and photographed it) because I was cutting off her arm circulation at the bottom. So I pulled out the elastic and added 1.5 inches (I was going off a long-sleeve measurement and didn’t think) to make that fit MUCH better.
She loves the shorts, and is thrilled that they actually fit without having to pull in waist-tabs (so that’s how I know they will be well-worn.) The chinos were made from an Ottubre pattern for boy’s chino pants….and were an absolute PERFECT fit. I have been super impressed with the fit of Ottubre patterns, in my opinion, if you get your measurements right….they will be the perfect size! (The magazine was what I asked for at Christmas–and get so excited when they come in the mail—it’s Christmas all year round.)
They have a working zipper fly, full pockets in the front and welt pockets in the back. The fabric was a light blue twill blend I picked up at the sewing expo when were in Seattle that washes and wears wonderfully.
I actually have 1 more pair cut out in chambray that I think will get lots of use this summer too!