I haven’t been in a very “bloggy” mood recently. Mostly because I don’t seem to have time. Or the energy to do so. It’s not for lack of sewing though, that’s for sure.
I set out in the later parts of winter to sew much of Maya’s summer wardrobe. This is just one of those outfits that I’m particularly happy with. I think I made it back in February or March, but seeing as we didn’t get spring weather till a couple of weeks ago, this is the first time she’s actually worn it.
The top is the Butterfly blouse by Oliver and S in a Liberty of London Tana Lawn that I purchased in from B and J Fabrics in New York City on a (sort of) recent trip. It’s a straight up size 5 and fits beautifully. There are flutter sleeves which I love. This top is super cute and really quick to put together. Like usual, I learned something new while sewing yet another Oliver and S pattern. I hadn’t made a thread chain button loop before. I was intimidated at the idea, and I actually left the shirt in a bag hanging in my sewing room for about a month before I actually attempted it. But a little googling and YouTube-ing came to the rescue. Turns out thread chains are really easy and quick to make.
The skirt is the Swing Set skirt, also by Oliver and S in a pink Yarn Dyed cotton-linen from Purl Soho (also in New York City). I could live in that store. It’s so very, very awesome. This skirt is a size 5 length and a size 4 width. This skirt is a quick sew, complete with lining, a drawstring waist as well as elastic. To make it even quicker, I decided to skip the three rows of casings that would normally house the drawstring and elastics, and instead made it a single casing for a 3/4″ elastic. Super fast, and still super cute.
I’ve made at least 7 of these skirts in the past couple of years. It’s my go-to pattern for skirts. It’s such a fantastic pattern for such a great skirt. It used to only go up to size 5. I’m so happy that it has been released all the way to size 12 now. It’s a twirly-girly kind of skirt. The perfect skirt for my twirly girl.
Hopefully I’m back again soon.