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Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Classic Picnic Blouse


It is not very often that I say I will make something up and then get on with it the next day. Normally I have other things on the go or I don't have the right fabric. Happily though with this blouse I had no such excuses.

This lime green polkadot fabric has been in my stash for a while now. I only ever wanted to make a Picnic Blouse with it so am super excited that I actually got around to making it up.



My girl is hitting the size 6 perfectly at the moment so everything I make fits really nicely. I added length to this top, but that doesn't count because I have to add length to everything I make for her. This has an extra 2" added on to the main panels. 



This makes the top hit just across her bottom which gives it a bit more longevity.



I really like the elastic yokes on this blouse. I love all the O+S tops that I have tried, but this one has no fastenings to slow her down (or to frustrate my husband) so this will be a winner. Straight on over her head, and off to play. 


 I am already eyeing up my other fabrics to see what could work for a second one. I have promised myself to get a pattern busted out of my pile but these children's patterns are just calling to me to be made up!

7 comments:

  1. The lime is so refreshing! I might need to put this pattern on the wishlist now, it looks like a great transeasonal piece.

    Also, I have nominated you for a Liebster as I really enjoy your blog plus appreciate your encouragement and kind words :) And then I just noticed someone else has nominated you too. Oh well, double the love!

    http://anothersewingblog.wordpress.com/2014/03/20/liebster-love/

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    1. Thank you so much! (blushing here) I am just glad that I have this little blog so I can chat to like-minded people about sewing, because I think I drive my husband crazy sometimes. I need to give myself an hour or two this afternoon to have a look at the Leibster questions.

      I have put a dress version on my KCW list as I think it will be perfect for my daughter. This pattern is one to get.

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  2. It's a lovely top. One of my favorite O+S patterns, and the fabric is great for it!

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    1. Thank you! My first version just had to be a spotty one, I think it suits the style of the top somehow.

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  3. Lovely, and very practical with the elasticised neck. Love the spotty green fabric - beautiful colour.

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  4. It is such a fresh and lovely colour and looks so nice on her.
    Beautiful sewing too.

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  5. This looks great! I love this pattern, too. No buttons closure is the best! Although next time I'll add a little tag or something to the back because my daughter (and husband) always seem to get it on backwards.

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