I made this a good three weeks ago, when N out of the blue demanded that she have new clothes to wear on the first day of school. She rarely makes these kind of requests, usually they are for a particular kind of a pattern, mostly for a specific colour. But this time for some reason a new set of clothes was needed on the first day of the new school year and that too in green.
I was happy to oblige and made this over the short break in the first week of April.
The pants come from the book titled Girly Style Wardrobe. It’s simple enough and requires only two, well three pattern pieces if you include the pocket. I have already made it a couple of time before, and so I knew the fit would be comfortable. For fun and a little bit of change I added buttons at the bottom instead of ribbon like this one, or elastic like this pair. The fabric here is khadi, from our local Khadi Gramudyog in Connaught Place. It’s super comfortable because it only gets softer with each wash and perfect for summer.
The little blouse is another repeat. The pattern is class picnic blouse from Oliver+S. I made it in size 5T which I had already traced out last year. For this making, I extended the length by 2″ while keeping the sleeve length the same.
And just for fun, I did the facing with the same green as of the pants and added a piping to make it more into a matching outfit.
You can’t really see the the green facing here, but it looks quite lovely. I have had this fabric for ages and N loves it for all its little “holes.” Keeps her cool in increasingly warm weather, just as it is meant to 🙂
Here is a photo of her wearing the blouse…
And well…all for my making a blouse and pants that match. She finally went to school that day wearing something entirely different the day.
So I have no photos of her in this pants (which she did wear the following day, and loves it as it keeps out the mosquitoes of which there are too many). But here is another one of her in this same shirt.
Despite all the current upheavals, of which I cannot talk as yet, I am glad that I could find the time to make this simple pair of matching blouse and pants and also share it with you. So while my “mind is elsewhere” as N puts it, there is comfort to be had in making repeats, and this has been a very relaxing bit of sewing. Plus, she likes it, I like it and it was nice to make the first day of school special.
I have been away for long, too long really, and as always it’s nice to be back here. How are you dear friends? I hope you are gearing up for the next kids clothes week challenge. I haven’t entirely made up mind yet, but I hope I can make at least a little something. What about you?