Wednesday, January 6, 2021

OOP Simplicity 6911Summer Outfit for Matilda

 I just love sewing vintage patterns.

The details are so sweet and they make up nicely. The finishing instructions (although sometimes fiddly) give a beautiful result.

Case in point.

I am so pleased with OOP Simplicity 6911 I have tracked in down in several larger sizes (and made up a Misses version for Zara, for Christmas, shhhh).

The blouse front is self lined and finishes neatly at the side seams. These are hand sewed in place (although you absolutely could 'stitch-in-the-ditch' here). The neck facing is attached the the self limited front so you end up with an origami type project that once trimmed and pressed. finishes beautifully.

The short/skirt combo can be worn together or the shorts alone. I used up a fair whack of the pre-made bias that was lurking in my stash. The hems are finished with pre-made bias and and although a little time consuming, it makes for a very neat look.

Tildy chose a pre-made embroidered blossom (purchased from eBay). These are iron on but I find it is worth top stitching the appliqué in place (that said, the glue acts as excellent 'liquid pins' whilst doing the sewing)
I have used these appliqués a few times now. They actually wear quite well.
I just love how happy she was when she first tried this outfit on.
You could tell how lovely she felt.
I did have to make the darts quite a bit deeper (doubled at the top) and I eased the side seams to fit her hips.
My darling wee pocket rocket.

~Tilly's Verdict~
I like the texture, the puffs in the fabric and I really like the khaki green colour.
I feel really grown up with the cropped, tie up (top).
I love the puffy sleeves, they are the same as my dress (to be blogged)
I love the cherry blossoms on the skirt. I like the floaty-ness of the skirt with security of the shorts underneath.
I like floppy collar.
I like that it works with my other Summer clothes.

~My Verdict~
Another terrific vintage pattern. I love it so much I have tracked it down in larger sizes.
The top fitted perfectly and I loved the finishing on it, so neat!
Trixie has wanted a crop-top for the longest time, she won't be able to wear it anywhere sunny (due to not being sun safe) but it will be lovely for inside 'events'.
The shorts were a wee bit firm but made in a stretch drill, with a little more weight, they would make great school shorts.
Thank you for reading and Happy 2021 to you!


  1. Beautiful!! Happy new year!!

    1. Thank you And, a Happy New Year to you too!
      xx Nicole

  2. Happy New Year to you all. I love the new outfit for Tilly. She looks super pleased.

    1. Thank you Margaret, Happy New Year to you!
      xx Nicole

  3. There is nothing like wearing an outfit you feel awesome wearing. I love those sleeves too!