Sunday, June 11, 2017

Music Class Blouse and Skirt

A few years back my lovely sewing friend Ana Sofia sent me some gorgeous Winter weight cotton and I have finally got around to sewing it up.
And what did I sew?
An Oliver+S Music Class blouse
I have lost count of how many times I have sewn this pretty little blouse.
I went with the pin tucks and long sleeves (adding a few inches to the hem, the pattern runs a bit short on my girls)
Heart shaped MoP buttons finish the look.
~SideBar~
Hugo is up in Adelaide during the week now but still heads home most weekends.
The last few times he has brought me home some treats from The Drapery
The above pretty blue denim was one of them.
So I made a Music Class skirt.
It looked a little prissy, such a firm fabric with the mermaid gathers, so I added a faux waist tie in cotton webbing.
I made Tildy the size 8 in both.
(With length to both pieces).
The blouse is a wee bit long in the sleeves  but she is growing like a weed.
~Tildy's Verdict~
The pattens on the shirt reminds me of fire works and balls of happiness jumping around everywhere. The colours on the shirt are my type of colours. 
I love the dots put together to make pattens. 
The whole thing is beautiful. I love the light blueish colour and  I love the big pockets on the skirt.

 ~My Verdict~
Another favourite from O+S.
I love the details on the blouse and was genuinely saddened as each of my older girls grew out of the sizing.
It doesn't tuck, it is a cropped style but as my girl wear singlets and I dislike them on show I always add a few inches length.
The skirt is also, very short. Adorable but too short for my girls. This is the size 12 length and Tilly is the shortest in her class.
It is a nice speedy sew though, one hour, start to finish and it sews up nicely in a 1/2 metre remnant.

xx N

12 comments:

  1. Just gorgeous! 'Fireworks and balls of happiness jumping around' - exactly!

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    1. I know, isn't she adorable?
      Thank you
      xx N

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  2. I want to reach through and give Tilly a hug. She is such a sweet model and love her fabric pattern description.

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    1. She would give you the biggest hug back!
      Thank you.
      xx N

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  3. Tilly IS such a natural model! I love her skirt especially - it's a wow skirt! Her blouse is lovely too and I agree wholeheartedly that O+S patterns are the BEST for children. Lisette makes great patterns for women too - her instructions are so detailed.

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    1. She is, isn't she Kathleen, we have a lot of fun with it, wait until you see the next blog post!
      Thank you!
      xx N

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  4. Such a great outfit!! Gorgeous fabrics. Loooooove that blouse fabric! The skirt is adorable too, I can see that it would be tough to lengthen while keeping the overall proportions.

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    1. Thank you, it was gorgeous to sew too. Winter weight cotton is such a nostalgic thing to me.
      I ended up cutting he size 12 length and the 8 width as there is not much in it.
      xx N

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  5. LOVE this fabric and the whole outfit is so beautiful - well done!!

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    1. Thank you very much. The shirt is for best but the skirt is hard at work in her play 'wardrobe'
      xx N

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  6. Tilly looks so grown up. Gorgeous outfit.

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