Dressing a tween can be frustrating particularly if you are not naturally attracted to the butt-hanging-out-the-bottom built in feature of most summer garments currently available for purchase. Missie classes her style as “sporty” so sewing for her can be a frustrating endeavour. However, she chose this pattern and I agreed to whip them up.
I chose the fabric (a gorgeous brown and black linen from my last trip to Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia) and decided to add some non-sporty detail (the ric-rac) from not-so-exotic Spotlight. Due to technical difficulties with my overlocker, I Hong Kong finished each seam with black bias binding.
Missie thinks they are super comfortable and they do pass the sporty test! Here she is wearing said short with a cute Esprit top from Myer (on sale for $14) and a little leather bag from my mum. Overall, quick to make and totally cute on a tween!