Nautical Crop Top with High Waisted Shorts

cotton blend jersey top and shorts

Mikaela made the special request for a crop top and high waisted shorts.
cotton blend jersey top and shorts
She specifically said she wanted the shorts to be striped and I said, why not make a matching top.  Suit dressing is popular this season.
cotton blend jersey top and shorts
I remembered the perfect fabric from Mood Fabrics and I knew it would be what she wanted.  This fabric is Nautical Double-Faced Cotton-blend Jersey.  The fabric is really easy to work with.  It doesn’t have a lot of stretch, so I would probably use it for garments that don’t require a lot of recovery… preferably things that could also be made in a woven.
cotton blend jersey top and shorts
The pattern for the top is McCall’s 6754.  I cut the smallest size and just left off the peplum.  Stripes this size are so easy to match, so this went together really easily.
cotton blend jersey top and shorts
And for the shorts, I used McCall’s 6756.  I cut the smallest size in these and I still needed to pull them in at the CB… just a smidgen because she’s so narrow.  They went together really easy and this is going to be her go-to shorts pattern that I plan to make a few more pairs.
cotton blend jersey top and shorts
This is such a cute, young-girl look   And I can’t wait to make these shorts for her again!



  • Sarah Gunn
    July 11, 2013

    Wow, Mikaela is a knockout and so are her new clothes! Your creative use of stripes in this top is just stunning, Erica!

  • Rosie
    July 11, 2013

    Mikaela is beautiful young lady!!! She surely takes after you. Love the outfit!

  • Lauren
    July 11, 2013

    SUCH a cute outfit!! Mikaela is so pretty – looks just like her mama 🙂

  • Lori
    July 11, 2013

    Super cute summer outfit and your daughter is beautiful.

  • Ginger
    July 11, 2013

    How cute! I’m loving these summer matched sets– it’s such a fun trend!

    • Erica B.
      July 11, 2013

      It is Ginger. Reminds me of short sets I had when I was young. Thanks!

  • Cissie
    July 11, 2013

    Absolutely adorable. She is too cute! Love all the stripes. The diagonal on the top works well with the horizontal stripes on the bottom. Way clever, as usual!

  • Shirley
    July 11, 2013

    My, she is a doll, Erica! and such sophisticated taste for a young lady… apple doesn’t fall far from the tree!

  • Amy
    July 12, 2013

    You’ve got yourself a model there! (Cute outfit, by the way!)

  • Kay
    July 12, 2013

    It is a great outfit.

  • Carolyn
    July 13, 2013

    She looks fantastic in this outfit! Love how you used the stripes so effectively!

  • Peter
    July 15, 2013

    What a lovely summer outfit. Mikaela looks beautiful in it. Great shoes too!

  • Nicole_boldgoods
    August 5, 2013

    Gorgeous outfit! I love the way you arranged the stripes on the top. If this will be your go-to shorts pattern for her, you might consider doing a full-seat adjustment. It looks like the back short hem is sort of sticking out and a little shorter than the front, and the FSA will make them fall straight down. There is a good explanation in the Threads book Fitting for Every Figure.