It's the adorable Meadow Dreams Pure fabric from the Hello Ollie collection by Bonnie Christine for Art Gallery Fabrics. I love her designs!
When my daughter saw this fabric, she was delighted. She loves the blinking eyes and pronounced it "really funny and cute." It also satisfied the recent requirement that anything I make for my girls be "fluffy." Ever since I made the first Waterfall Raglan, she had been asking for another, so I figured it was time.
I had been wanting to make poufy sleeves after making the first one, and so I consulted with Gabriela (thank you!) and set about making a muslin. I cut up the sleeve pattern piece into about 6 pieces (I think!), spaced them out by about 3/4" and retraced the pattern. I'm no pattern hacker, but I think it still turned out okay. However, it still didn't quiiiiiiiite have the lovesick romantic poet writing sonnets to his lady love look that I was going for. Haha.
My lovely tester friends in the Waterfall group were really helpful on this one (thank you for the advice, Esther and Cassandra!). So I went for it and widened the sleeve even more at the bottom and the top and added a wide cuff. And I am quite happy with this version.
But more importantly, my daughter is happy with it. See? She wouldn't even let me take out the gathering stitches before we took photos. Oh wait, you didn't need to know that. Ooops.
This top is actually part of an outfit I am sewing for the Petit a Petit Sewing Block Party, but you will have to wait to see the rest of it. I'll be joining the fun at the After Party in early December ;)
See you soon!