When Mel invited me to join the tour, I was totally thrilled. I love Mel's style, and the Petit Oiseau is one of my favorites of her patterns. I had made the short-sleeved version with the sweet flounce during testing, but I wanted to make something a bit different for the tour because I seem to be on a "stepping out of your comfort zone" kick lately. And so....I decided to go for something a bit more streamlined.
I paired it with the Rose Skirt. Now I'll be honest with you. I had some reservations about this skirt -- not because I didn't love how it looked (because I DO love it!) -- it was because my daughter is all about the twirl. This skirt is more like something I would wear. In fact, I have already checked the sizes to see if there is any way I can make the biggest size for myself (I think I can, heh heh!).
I had some of this quilted star knit left over from when I made a few baby Ziggys (have you seen Olu's cute ones?), and thought it would be perfect for my Wonder Woman-inspired outfit. I paired it with the red Nosh fabric I used recently here. I didn't have quite enough leftover, and because I had placed my recent Nosh order too late, it didn't arrive in time for this tour. Soooooo I had to be a bit creative with my cutting, and though I'm sure Mie would be upset with me for committing a Crime Against Fabric (just see her most recent FB share/repost about sewing mistakes that make your clothes look homemade), I think it worked out okay....
I made the size 4, though my daughter is borderline 5T. She won't be able to wear it for long, but luckily I have younger daughter who also likes stars. I love this top and will have to make her several more for the winter once I that lovely Nosh fabric arrives.
And the skirt. How I love the skirt! The shape of it! The wide waistband! Those pleats! I left off the pockets, but my daughter didn't complain. I think she liked the idea of being a superhero so that distracted her from the lack of pockets, heh heh.
I made one other minor change. I didn't have 2" elastic on me, so I just made two rows using 1" elastic. Not as clean-looking, but it works.
She was so excited to see that her trainers matched her skirt. Here she's doing some sort of "contemplative" pose with the ivy. I don't know. Maybe she's waiting for her invisible jet (which, by the way, I never really got because she was never invisible once she was inside it -- and doesn't that defeat the purpose??) or maybe she's thinking about how to save the world, lol.
The Petit Oiseau is available for $6 (USD) for the duration of the tour, good until Friday, December 4, 2015. No coupon required.
So now on to the exciting part! There is a Rafflecopter giveaway, and one person will will 21 patterns!!!!
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