A mix of smart and play clothes.
Inspired by this outfit I pinned.
I thought the Badminton top and
The Afterschool pants fit the bill.
Whilst I was hunting out the grey linen I came across this pretty denim blue Oxford cloth.
I thought it would flatter Tilly's blue eyes.
I used a firm white linen for the neck line.
If using a softer cloth I would interface.
For the ribbon tie, a piece of black&white stripe ribbon.
I am so pleased with this top and can't think why I haven't sewn it before.
Instead of white linen (elegant but impractical) I used the leftovers from my Everyday skirt.
A spotty linen/cotton mix from Spotters.
Although fiddly a soft fabric works really well here.
I *love* the little back pockets.
Tildy's is tiny, her measurements put her in a size 3 but I made her the size 4 with the length of a size 7.
It is perfect, just enough growth to see her through Summer.
So a sweet little top, it took me two and half hours to sew up.
A straight two hours for the trousers.
The nitty gritty Kitty!
The blouse was a little fiddly but I took my time and did all the advised basting and that helped a lot.
Good instructions, solid O+S stuff.
I personally think it is a wee bit short, I would add a couple of inches as you can always trim it off.
I have made the skort in the past and that is a brilliant piece.
The trousers are a super quick, super cute sew. They are a great fit for a skinny child and have a nice high rise.
I have a step by step tute here.
So that is Tildy done and dusted, on with Liddy.