This outfit just seems to scream "Summer!" The Sandpiper Capri and Top are both easy and breezy, and, let me just add, completely reversible! When I was a little girl, the fact that something was reversible put it at the top of my favorites list. I bet I wasn't the only one, was I?? Even if you don't make the garments reversible, lining each with a fun fabric allows for a small flash of color to peak through from the inside.
The Capri pants are open at the sides and have cuffs that tie just below the knee. The Top is a pinafore style with buttons at each shoulder. We think both designs are perfect for brushing away sand and for letting in summer breezes. Both are lined and sewn together in a way that requires no seam finishing or hemming!
We have shown the Capri pants here made in a mid-weight poplin that is a rich taupe color. The inside is a great pink/white/mauve plaid that is a smooth shirting fabric. The plaid can be used for the Sandpiper Top as well as any other shirts or dresses you may be sewing up for summer for yourself or your little girl. We have also shown the Top with Alexander Henry's Larkspur Bloom cotton lawn. Bloom is from the same collection as the Larkspur Meadow fabric that we'll also be selling in the shop, as featured with our Wren Dress a few weeks ago.
As the name suggests, we think these make for a great beach-comber outfit. While there may still be a little chill in the April air where you are, to get you in the spirit, may I suggest a DVD on how to make the perfect sandcastle? Do you have the patience for something like this??