We get so many compliments on these blouses. They are absolutely perfect. The length is just right for their long torsos. The styling is classic and traditional. I would love to make them out of Liberty tana lawn, and I might just indulge in the extravagance for a school blouse each.
Oliver + S make fantastic patterns with very detailed, helpful instructions for those of us who are relatively new to sewing and are primarily self-taught; this and the range of sizes for each pattern really justifies the price for me. The class picnic blouse is a 2 out of 4 on the difficulty scale, and I think that's about right. The first blouse took me about 5 hours because I was figuring things out and taking it very slow; the second blouse took me around 2 hours or less. I definitely intend to sew more of these. I also think the shorts pattern included with the blouse is up on my list.
Are you sewing anything fun?