I made this cute birthday outfit for a friend. ย Can you guess the theme of the party? ย ๐Ÿ™‚


I used the Darby Shorts from Brownie Goose. ย I am in love with this pattern. ย The shorts are a cute bubble short with leg cuffs and button tab details on the legs. ย The are two pocket variations on the pattern. ย I chose to do the bottle neck pocket. ย I think that this pocket is more of a decorative feature than an actually functional…but it is unique and is a very cute feature.

For the shirt, I chose to do an applique of ruched fabric strips for the rainbow and since the material for the clouds was so thin, I had the thought of layering the clouds for a 3D effect.

I just cut out 1 inch strips for the rainbow and did a rolled hem on the edges. ย I then ran two gathering stitches to scrunch up the strips. ย I ironed the clouds onto some very thin interfacing and before cutting it out I went ahead and outlined it with blue thread.


After layering the clouds over the rainbow. ย I then just did little running stitches all over the clouds to anchor it onto the shirt and also for decorative purposes.


I like the effect. ย It looks like the clouds are floating over the rainbow.



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