Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Music Class Blouse and Skirt
Last winter during some online sales I finally ordered a few Oliver and S patterns. Everyone gushes over them. They have such classic but modern patterns. I had never sewn from a paper pattern before. I had only used PDF patterns. Either free or bought off of Etsy. It is A LOT of work; tracing the pattern, cutting the pattern, etc. It really made me appreciated the PDF format. However it was really cool to have the final product. I usually wouldn’t put my girl in a button down shirt. Heck we live in Southern CA and well she is 4. But I definitely wanted to make the skirt and in the vain of learning how to make a button down shirt I went for it.
It is a little red riding hood fabric. (Yes I am a sucker for white on my kids). I made very few mistakes on it so I am pretty happy. However, it took me days to finish. I was very methodical and did not rush. I guess that paid off.
The skirt I love and will definitely make again. You can’t tell but it has a pocket on the side panel. And I just love the ruffles. I did make a little mistake on the side panel and had to add some fabric at the top to make it long enough but it totally worked out.
So, no, I did not sew these during the KSWC but I promise I am sewing and will post at the end what I did make this week.