Remember the Kids' Choice series back in May with all those awesome outfits made with fabric that the kids got to choose? Well, today we get to see what one of the winners made with her winnings from l'oiseau fabrics. Angela is a stay-at-home mom who sews, knits, and takes beautiful photos of her adorable little girl for her blog, Snippet. I'm so happy to have her guest here today! Take it away, Angela!
Swingset tunic in the blue Trellis print from l'Oiseau. I have to say that I initially bought the Swingset pattern just for the skirt, and had kind of overlooked the tunic. But when I was browsing through my pattern collection to find a summer top, I decided to give it a try. For some reason, it wasn't my favourite O & S pattern to sew, but I do love the look and fit of the final product. It is light and airy, and really a perfect summer top. The tiny floral pattern is sweet and so perfect for a little girl. The Stenzo poplin is light and drapey - much nicer for garment sewing than regular quilting cotton.
The pants are made with Made by Rae's Parsley pants pattern, with and added tab and button so they can be worn rolled up. They are sewn from a grey stretch poplin, which seems to be sold out. I made the pocket piping (yay, my first time!) and button tabs out of the floral fabric. They are nice and light and look super cute (the flat-front Parsley pants are a proven winner around here - this was E's fourth pair, but first summery version). They look nice rolled down too.
Flashback - I cut the neck opening slightly larger, used short sleeves, and added a band at the bottom (this is an experiment to see if E will be less likely to feel the need to stretch the banded hem over her knees, because she usually blows out the hems on her t-shirts in no time). The fabric is a Stenzo jersey, and it is soooo soft, and a lovely weight for t-shirts. Love the Stenzo jersey!