Oliver+s Ice cream blouse

Here’s the next instalment of things I made a few months ago! I feel a little guilty posting something I made ages ago but not quite sure why.

I had an grand ideas of making Elsa a gorgeous designer-esque co-ordinated summer wardrobe. It was going to be pastels with loose floaty blouses and basic solid coloured go-with-anything bottoms. I got a certain way towards that goal as you will see in the next few posts but it was a long way from the extensive mix and match closet I had in my head!

Oddly enough I have had ideas of making a co ordinated winter wardrobe dancing through my head recently so maybe I’ll never learn.

The first ‘loose floaty blouse’ I made was the Oliver+s Ice cream blouse. Based on Elsa’s measurements I went with a size 5 and a size 7 length. It fits but I think it looks like it’s a bit small on her and I wish I’d gone with a size 6 or even 7 width.

Here it is with the class picnic shorts I’ve already shown you:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And here with a Frothy skirt from Make It Perfect. It’s a bargain $3 PDF download but I discovered almost as soon as I bought it I had a very similar pattern in one of my underused Ottobre magazines. Oh well. Inspired by this dress on the Oliver+s blog I wanted to make it double layered with a floaty organza layer over cotton. I thought the bubble skirt would help with the issue of hating heming organza but not sure it works that well. The organza has a gold metallicsheen to it so Elsa likes it very much.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I did actually manage to get some modelled shots. She wearing it here with some 3/4 Laguna leggings made in a ridiculously thin cotton lycra knit. Not the best choice for leggings, unfortunately. Spray starch was my best friend. But talking about these I remembered I made a Hopscotch top in the same fabric which missed being photographed. It’ll probably have stains all down the front of it by now!

 

Looks like her ballet classes are paying off, eh?!

Patterns: Oliver+s Ice cream top, Oliver+s Class Picnic shorts, Make It Perfect Frothy Skirt.
Fabric: Spotlight Japanese Lawn, Denim, Polyester Organza/recycled bedsheet.

Warmest,
Suzie

 

It started with the arms…

I had the arms of this top already as I’d decided aginst them for the top shown in the previous post. That decided the pattern – had to be Quiala. I thought the colours were good enough to go with the Kim trousers but once it was made up I wasn’t so sure, so ended up making a skirt too!

The skirt is a modified version of the A-line gored skirt from the Modkids book. I added some box pleats in contrasting fabric. I wanted something that looked like the new pattern ‘Amilia’ from Frau Liebstes and thought I could wing it.

Fabric from Crafty mamas.

Patterns: Farbenmix Quiala, Modkids A-Line gored skirt
Embroidery: Tausendschones, Huups

Warmest,

Suzie.