Not to mention finally having the perfect project for a lovely Liberty piece sent to me from Jenna.
It is such a classic looking blouse. The style is slightly cropped so it you want to tuck it, add some length. (I just size up)
The fullness the gathers (or pin tucks) at the yoke, gives, is perfect ease for a toddler tummy OR a gentle allowance for a preteen young lady.
You can see how much longer than the sleeves are than the body, add a few inches length, to be safe.
I used dear little MoP flower buttons and stitched them with pink thread.
The Finch Shorts are another favourite.
I wanted to use the pink buttons on the faux tabs but my little Brienne plumped for the Knight buttons.
I knew she would.
(The buttons were from deep-stash, I have NO idea where they came from, sorry)
I do like to to stitch closely to the edge of the front pleat, just to help hold it in place.
The back fit is comfortable (thanks to the half elastic waist) and easy to fit.
Such a cute look.
I made Trixie the size 5 in the blouse (we flip the cuffs back) as I wanted a good few years wear from this lovely fabric.
The shorts are size 3 with the length of a size 5. (The Finch shorts are very generous sizing).
I always put an extra long piece of elastic in the back casing and leave an opening so I can let them out, as needed.
I love both these patterns.
Both sew up beautifully and have boutique finishes. Both have that classical look but are very wearable.
They also sew up well from scraps of fabric #ninjacutting.
I like the buttons, I like the princess with a sword.
The flowers are nice (on the shirt) (but) the fighting princess is best.
Music Class blouse tutorial here
Finch shorts tutorial here
Tribe's adorable nellie is knitted by my dear friend Katy . Beatrix has quite a little family of them, we are very lucky.