I've been doing quiet a bit of sewing lately but with 90 degree heat, I wasn't going to bundle Miss Loodyloo up in corduroy for some photos. Then, this morning, I finished this cute and more seasonally appropriate double gauze number.
It's the Oliver +S 2+2 blouse and I just love it.
The double gauze is perfect for cool mornings that turn into warm and windy afternoons. It's light, oh so very soft and cozy and the drape makes it ultra comfortable to wear. This print is from Heather Ross' Far Far Away collection -- Frog Prince in Blush. It's Kokka from Japan and at $17 a yard, I'd been saving it for something special.
I did a size 4 with size 5 length and managed to get it, long sleeves and all, out of just one yard of fabric. Okay, I did cheat a bit and buy bias tape (coz really, making bias tape is crazy! all those wasteful angle cuts, all that ironing and folding...) and I modified the back to a single piece without buttons.
Honestly, after a certain age, a back buttoned blouse is a bit uncomfortable, especially in a car seat, and it's also difficult for a small child to dress themselves. This style slips on just fine without it and I prefer the cleaner look.
It's a smidge big, but she's growing. An inch since April!
I see more pant sewing in my immediate future...