My littlest girl loooooooves blue. Blue and yellow. Little blue treasures, blue clothing, blue everything. And yellow. So I knew this fabric was hers.
It's kind of her color. Right?
This blouse was an experiment... and it turned out ok. I love the little flutter sleeves, and it's a good fit, except the neckline is a little... wonky. As noted in above picture.
Remember when I said she loved treasure? She is such a little finder, hiding and seeking all of her precious gems. I love this picture of her:
because this is how I see her everyday. Shirt or dress tucked under her chin, trying to shove some find somewhere.... (note to self: everything made for Piper MUST have pockets!)
I re-purposed an off-white button from an old sweater to match the off-white in the background of this fabric. Fabric: Kerchief Girls in blue, from Kei Fabrics. I also have some of this in pink and green, and I already have another little love who has requested a pink blouse for herself.
Best thing about this shirt: I made it with a half yard of fabric! Sweet! Love when that happens.
Inside sleeve detail:
I used a little contrasting fabric (from Heather Bailey's Freshcut line) to the inside sleeves trim, and neckline. You can't really see it from the outside when she's wearing it, but it's those charming little details that makes it oh-so-much-easier to put the laundry away. Know what I'm sayin?
I didn't use a pattern for the shirt, just drew it up, kind of loosely based on the Picnic Dress front and back pieces... and added the pleat in front and little sleeve details. The flutter sleeves are super easy and add a fun touch to any little girls (or big girls... maybe for mama?) shirt. Tutorial, anyone?