The shorts were from an old pair of Daddy's jeans. I'm usually a denim-only-for-long-pants kinda girl, but these were just so soft and broken in. I was also drawn to the idea of the different pieces being cut from areas with different levels of fading and wear, although the end effect is much more subtle than I was hoping for. They actually have kind of a chambray look from a distance, which isn't a bad thing.
The top is made exactly the same as the previous one, except that I ran out of 3/4 inch elastic (KCW problems, right?) and so made the facing a little wider, sewed a seam down the middle, and used two 1/2" pieces instead. It worked out just fine. I actually made this one before I had tried the first one on her - and didn't even realize it until I was photographing it (that's how excited I was about this pattern)! If I had, I probably would have made the straps as well as the elastic just a tad longer. Oh well, guess I will just have to make some more next Summer. Darn it...not even a little bit.