Blue! (and White)
Blue has always been my favorite color. In elementary school where red or pink was what all the girls liked, I was a fan of blue. 30 years later, I'm still true blue.
My inspiration for the top was a tunic from the Santorini Sweetie Gymboree line. I had pinned the top below and a few others from the same line because I loved the way the blue and white looked together.
The shorts inspiration is a chino pair with ruffles from J Crew's children line.
My base pattern for the top is the 2+2 from Oliver + S. I modified* the top by eliminating the gathers in the front, adding a shaped facing with a slit, and having the bias binding on the sleeves be visible. The blue floral print was from my stash...I believe it's a poly cotton blend, perhaps part of the Tutti Frutti line that both Jo-ann's and Hancocks carries. The facing is a white cotton/lycra poplin.
Back View of True Blue Outfit