Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Class picnic blouses

Remember my grand intentions for Kids Clothes Week?  Well, I did actually finish two class picnic blouses, one each for my girls.

class picnic blouse

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.

class picnic blouse outtake

Are you sewing anything fun?