I had to sew this again while it still fits!
It is OOP Simplicity 8576 made as a blouse.It is ALL about the sleeves.
Trixie is still wearing this one (and the adorable vest Aunty Sarvi knitted for her)
And this one (as a blouse rather than a dress now)
I had #ninjacut this when cutting the Roxy shirt (to be blogged) for me and a Mister shirt (to be sewn) for Hugo.
It is a gorgeous, silky weave but very strong cloth.
I thought the black and white stripe would work beautifully with all her recently sewn dungarees
I love the way the bias cut puff sleeve works with the stripe.
It is *almost* too snug through the body (it is a size 2).
Trixie doesn't mind and I used an extra long zip so it is easy to get on.
I wanted to use the black guipure daisies across the chest seam but Trixie insisted on having them around her neck.
I may sneaky unpick them and move them, as I can then 'hide' them under her vest, however, Trixie is pretty clue-y so I may not either...
I love this pattern!
It has all the lovely vintage details.
Multiple darts in the bodice to gently shape it, elbow darts for wearing ease.
And those fabulous sleeves!
I finished the hems with a narrow double hem and topstitched the seams for strength.
I like the flowers, I wanted them around my neck, I don't want them unpicked.
I like all of it and I like the colours.
She chose this ensemble to wear to footy/netty last week. I don't know if I would do the 'double ruffle' myself but if you cant pull it off at 4, when can you?
Thank you for reading... xx N