K got the capris in a bag of hand-me-downs from a friend. She likes them and they fit perfectly but the light lime green doesn't go with any of her shirts. White is always an option but she only has one white t-shirt. What's a sewing mom to do? Why, go look in her fabric stash of course!
I had a Chez Ami stripe that had that particular green in it along with blue and orange. I decided to try out the Oliver + S Sailboat Top. Of course, we're smack dab in the middle of a heat wave (hello 95 degree + temps) so sleeveless was the way to go.
I used the biggest size (an 8) and added a little extra to the overall length by pinning the hem facing right under the pattern hem line to give me the length I needed while retaining the curve. For the armholes, I simply cut a strip of orange knit fabric out and sewed it to the armhole with right sides facing. I then turned it under and let a little bit of the orange roll out before top stitching. Luckily with the knit fabric I don't have to worry about the unfinished edge on the underside unravelling. We'll see how well it holds up.
I had planned on using 4 green buttons but only had 3 that matched so I went with 2 orange and 2 green. Now K has a shirt to match her green capris!