Clever Charlotte

Finch Shorts Remastered

Inspiration, Finch Shorts & TopErinComment
Full Finch2
Full Finch2

Remember those ready-to-wear shorts I showed you a few weeks ago that resemble our Finch Shorts? Well, I just couldn't resist modifying the Finch Shorts pattern for my daughter to reflect some of those fun details.

Olive's Friend Pop Shorts
Olive's Friend Pop Shorts

First, I took inspiration from the navy fabric and contrasting lining in a tiny print that are used in this pair from Olive's Friend Pop

I used the same fabric to line the waistband and the faux bow tie belt as well. Here's my version:

Cuff Finch
Cuff Finch
Gymboree Shorts
Gymboree Shorts

As for that belt, I used this Gymboree short as my starting point: 

I wanted a simple bow tie that would have a hint of color and would not come untied, as it was purely a decorative detail. First I made a pointy but rounded end to the finished ends of both ties. I then tied two ends to form a bow. With the knot centered on the front waistband, I sewed the unfinished ends of the ties into the two side seams that join the front and back waistband pieces and trimmed the excess. After sewing the waistband to the shorts, I hand-tacked the knot to the waistband to keep it centered and in place. Here's a closer look:

Bow Tie Finch
Bow Tie Finch

Overall, I am really happy with how these turned out. They look great on Miss N. too, but she wasn't cooperating for pictures, so those will have to wait!

Happy Sewing!