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The Finch Shorts & Top Revealed

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Next up in our collection preview is the Finch Shorts and Top.  Check out our preview of the Wren Dress from last week.  (As always, click on an image to see it larger!)

Finch Shorts and Top
Finch Shorts and Top
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As you can see with these photos, we had a lot of fun with this outfit. We pictured little girls jumping in puddles and doing cartwheels on the front lawn.  The Finch Shorts have front and side tab detailing and a simple elastic waistband in the back.  Since the buttons are merely a design detail, no buttonholes are necessary.  We're sure you'll find lots of fun buttons to use on these.

The shorts are made with a linen/cotton blend that will be available for purchase in our shop.  We chose a natural color that has darker flecks and striations in the fibers to add visual interest.  The shorts will look equally great in a cotton twill or any number of other bottom-weight fabrics.  We even featured them a few weeks ago made up in a --I can't wait to bring those out next fall.

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The accompanying Finch Top is a loose-fitting shirt with a Velcro closure at the left shoulder.  This tab is artfully concealed by a stylish bow made up in a contrasting fabric.  Stay tuned for a few variations on the bow in the upcoming weeks.  For the look in these pictures, we have sewn up the main body of the Top in a mauve sateen, which is a crisp, smooth cotton fabric with a bit of a sheen to it.  The contrasting lining fabric, also used for the  bow, is a coordinating plaid.

Here are some puddle-jumping accessories to embellish the look of this very sweet, very playful outfit:

finch collage
finch collage

Sources: Boots and Umbrella