Saturday, December 12, 2015

Last Turn for Tildy

MissTilly's last outfit.
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.

I used a very soft voile for the ruffles.
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.

xx N


  1. This is super cute, as is your photo bomber! I love the little details. The finish is just spot on.

    1. Thank you so much!
      What lovely comments. Beatrix is such a dag,if she sees the camera she thinks she should be in front of it.
      xx N

  2. I love this cute and pretty Outfit! Such a lot of nice and fine Details :)

  3. Such a sweet little set. Never saw that Everyday Skirt before, it is adorable too!

    1. Thank you Masha, she is wearing big girl clothes now.
      I love that skirt but it was way too big, if you make that pattern, size back.
      xx N

  4. another fantastic combo - so chic ;o)

  5. What a great outfit. I must make those pants again now that you've reminded me how cute the pockets are. Thanks for the tips re the top, it's in my not yet made list. Great fabrics.

  6. Thank you Shelley. I really like these pants and I surprised myself how well I liked the top.
    I like the 'not so busy' nature of this outfit,
    xx N