What Mikaela's Wearing | All Mint Everything!

4:00 PM

This time of year, I tend to grow weary of sewing summer clothes.  The magazines with all of the "pre-fall" fashion are starting to pour in and I'm longing to sew wools, tweeds, darker colors and rich jewel tones -- for myself.  And that was the opening that Mikaela was obviously waiting on, so that she could finally get me to sew non-formal clothes for her!
We decided to revisit McCall's 6756 again.  This is such a great pattern that fits her so well, I knew I'd be making this one over and over.
For this version, we went with lace.  This aqua blue (or mint) lace from Mood Fabrics.com fit the bill perfectly.
I eliminated the pockets this time.  And I underlined them with poly lining fabric leftover from her homecoming dress.  And to add interest to the hemline, I cut around the lace motif to create a scalloped edge.
Wearing:  Top: Forever 21 (similar to this one); shorts:  McCall's 6756; shoes: Target.

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48 comments

  1. How cute is she?!! Love this outfit ~ wish I could rock little shorts lol

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  2. I want to go back in time 20 years and wear this outfit. LOVE. IT.

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    1. Me too Cidell, LOL! Thanks!

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    2. We all could just wear it now. . . but errrr uuuuuhh, LOL!

      She looks so cute! I'll just enjoy her look! LOL!

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    3. LOL! Thanks Carol!

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  3. Love it! I really like how you made it have the scalloped hemline. What a cool idea!

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  4. Great shorts! I want some! :-)

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  5. If I were younger and not so thick of thighs I would sooo wear those shorts! So cute!!!

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  6. She looks lovely. The shorts are very pretty.

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  7. Erica,
    All I can say is the apple doesn't fall far from the tree! Mom + daughter = gorgeous x 2

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  8. She looks fantastic, great job.

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  9. That scalloped edge is a marvelous touch -- gorgeous shorts (and outfit).

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  10. She's a stunner just like her mom! Gorgeous outfit!

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  11. She looks great! Mint is definitely a flattering colour on her, and she has the legs for those lace shorts too. So cute!

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  12. I absolutely love the shorts. The scalloped edge is F.A.B.U.L.O.U.S

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  13. Wow! Fabulous outfit. And she looks fabulous in it. She is her mother's daughter for sure. Tons of style!

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  14. Beautiful outfit on a beautiful girl. The shorts are gorgeous. You are such a talented seamstress! Love your blog and so look forward to the fashions you sew!

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  15. Wow Erica, she's growing into a beautiful young woman! Love the shorts they are perfect and look awesome on her!

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    1. Carolyn, I see her everyday and it's unbelievable! Thanks!

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  16. The lace edge definitely ups the wow factor.

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    1. Thanks FlyingPurpleHippos!

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  17. I love those shorts! I love the color. I love the lace, I love the hem, or lack of hem. I am in AWE of your creativity!

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  18. Erica, I tune in to see your takes on standard patterns, and you never disappoint! Great interpretation, fabulous detail for the edge. So pretty, so age appropriate. Your daughter is lovely and wears this outfit and color so well!

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  19. So cute and such a sweet outfit. She has probably broken a few hearts already without knowing it.

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  20. The shorts are beautiful! Mint is so on trend right now. Nice work Erica!

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  21. Pretty shorts, they look great on her! I want to show my niece her pictures, she would love these, color and the scalloped hem.

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  22. Wow, adorable outfit. Your daughter looks fabulous. The shorts show off her pretty legs perfectly.

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