Yes, it is true Spring started last Friday!! 🙂 But I have to contain my enthusiasm because if it was not in the calendar I would have not noticed! Nevertheless the girls’ wardrobe for the good weather needs to be prepared.
When I started sewing for my girls some of the first patterns I bought were from Oliver + S and as self-taught I loved them. They had great instructions and tips and really made me feel like I could actually make things that looked great and at the same time learn some new (to me) techniques. The fit and design were also great so, I was really enthusiastic and bought a few more patterns that, for some reason, were never made. This pattern was one of those that were supposed to have been made for autumn but, I suppose that for spring will be as good.
The pattern is the blouse 2+2 and I made a size 4 for Little Lady M. in a cotton lawn that will work great for spring or even summer (in UK you never know!). The pattern offers two sleeve options but I’ve chosen the long sleeve because I believe we will make more use of them this way.
I like to see my girls with tunics and jeans or shorts as they are cute and with a girly look, however these garments let them play freely. What I like the most in this blouse is the gathered front and the neckband ties. I considered to make the neckband and the front patch using other fabric but I didn’t found any in my stash that really made me happy with the combo, so I just changed the direction of the print for the patch.
Little Lady M. seems to be shrinking these last days 😦 She was unwell for some days and finally her appetite is back to normal (fingers crossed) but still she looks so tiny… Anyway I think the blouse looks good on her so please good weather maybe you could appear?!
Have a lovely week 🙂