Thinking Spring — A Class Picnic Blouse

Oliver + S, Class Picnic Blouse, Swingset Skirt, Michael Miller Flutter

It’s Kids Clothes Week time again — the perfect occasion to break out that fab fabric that’s been sitting in the stash and fire up an old favorite.

Oliver + S, Class Picnic Blouse, Swingset Skirt, Michael Miller Flutter

We need a little spring around here, so I decided to cut into this wonderful Birdies in Sky from Michael Miller’s Flutter line and put together an Oliver + S Class Picnic Blouse.

Oliver + S, Class Picnic Blouse, Swingset Skirt, Michael Miller Flutter

This is my third go at this pattern, so I had a pretty good idea of how it would come together.  I cut a size 5 width and size 6 length for Kiki, who’ll be turning six in May (what???).  The fit is superb — no big surprise there.

The only tweak I made to the pattern is the addition of the piping on the front and back.  (I neglected to take a good photo of the back — but it’s exactly the same as the front, the neck is just cut a bit higher back there.)  It’s pre-made piping that happened to be the exact shade of blue I wanted and was already sitting on my desk.  Hooray!

I did try it on Kiki to adjust the elastic on the shoulders before sewing it in — it’s a good thing to do if you can swing it.

Oliver + S, Class Picnic Blouse, Swingset Skirt, Michael Miller Flutter

The skirt Kiki is wearing is an Oliver + S Swingset Skirt that I made recently but never blogged.  I figured the blogging world has seen enough blue chambray Swingset Skirts over the last few years.  But here is is anyway.

Oliver + S, Class Picnic Blouse, Swingset Skirt, Michael Miller Flutter

To make it clear which side is the back, I hand stitched a little felt heart in the spot where one would normally find a tag.  This was an afterthought, and I had to stitch very carefully to be keep the thread going through the yoke facing only.  Next time, I’ll stitch one of these onto the facing piece before sewing the yoke together.

Oliver + S, Class Picnic Blouse, Swingset Skirt, Michael Miller Flutter

I’m happy to say that I have enough of this perfect fabric to whip something up for Lulu.  Springtime . . . here we come (I hope!)

Oliver + S, Class Picnic Blouse, Swingset Skirt, Michael Miller Flutter

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