Clever Charlotte

Finch Top & Shorts Sewing Pattern

$15.00 | Sizes 2T-8

Cartwheels on the front lawn and hopscotch on the sidewalk—what could be better suited for summer than shorts and a breezy top? The Finch Shorts feature full pleats, button details (but no buttonholes!), cuffed bottoms and an elastic back waistband. The coordinating Finch Top has a racerback style that allows for plenty of arm movement for swinging from tree branches. An oversized bow artfully disguises the hook and loop closure on one shoulder. 

Size Chart

Purchase Pattern

The Finch Shorts work well with cotton twill, linen, and most other mid-weight woven fabric. The Finch Top works well with cotton, linen or other light- to mid-weight woven fabric. The bow is made in the contrasting lining fabric. 


  • 1/4 yard lightweight interfacing

  • 1 1/2" of 3/4" wide hook and loop closure

  • Matching Thread


  • 1/4 yard lightweight interfacing

  • 4 buttons (between 3/4" and 1" in diameter; shank-style buttons are best)

  • 12" of 1" wide elastic 

  • Matching Thread

Size45" wide fabric60" wide fabric
 Main FabricLining FabricMain FabricLining Fabric
Top (2T-4T)1 yard1 yard3/4 yard1 yard
Top (5-8)1 1/2 yards1 3/4 yards1 yard1 1/4 yards
Shorts (2T-4T)1 yardN/A3/4 yardN/A
Shorts (5-8)1 yardN/A1 yardN/A