More Big Sister clothes.
First up an Oliver+S Sketchbook shirt
In Lidia's signature Liberty.
(If you know what this print is called may you let me know in the comments, thank you)!
Now this is one heavily modified pattern.
I cut (at the side seam notches) and added 6 inches to the front and back pieces.
I also added and inch to the sleeve length, adding this at the cuff end to taper the sleeve more. I narrowed the cuff pleats.
I do find the front facing needs to be sewn with a 1cm seam allowance or it becomes too narrow.
For more tips on this shirt have a look here.
This pattern is a great gateway into sewing shirts. It only goes to size 12 and by then, a two piece collar is probably more desirable any way.
Lidia chose the Mandarin collar and her signature square MoP buttons sewn with cherry red thread.
As usual, custom fit clothing looks really odd on a mannequin.
But perfect on.
Long, cool and elegant.
The next item has been long requested, jeggings.
So, I decided to try out the Playtime leggings
I added a few inches to the hem of the size 12.
(Lid's measures more a size 8 but jegging cloth is really firm. I mean Zara-wearing-my-Megan-Nielson-jeggings firm)
I also added pockets, just a square with a triangle at the bottom.
To get the position right, I sewed the back seam, tucked the back waist into her knickers and the pinned them in place.
I am glad I did as my 'guess' was way off.
I am not usually a fan of leggings but I do like these.
I love the Liberty material in my shirt. I love that mum used my signature buttons.
The jeggings are so stretchy, I love the fabric.
I think the back pockets are awesome, they look really cool and I can use them to hold things.
This outfit is gorgeous but casual and comfortable.
Thanks for reading Peeps.