Saturday, March 8, 2014

Pleated Skirt with Buttoned Blouse

Ottobre 6/2012
#32 Jenkka Skirt
Size 128

Ottobre 1/2014
#31 Roses and Dots Blouse
Size 134


I'm so happy to be sewing for summer again!  My daughter requested this outfit about a month ago.  She wanted a pleated skirt with a pretty top to match.  Ottobre always seems to have the perfect apparel, no matter what your needs are.  

This blouse is adorable!  I love the little tucks at the top.  It is just so delicate and pretty.  I used fabric.com's classic seersucker in white.  



The pleated skirt is made from Fabric.com's uniform plaid in Navy/Gray.  It is lined with China Silk polyester lining and also has an invisible zipper on the left side.  


I enjoyed sewing some non-stretchy fabric for a change.

Thanks for stopping by ~ Shirley


17 comments:

  1. The blouse is adorable, the pretty collar and the tucks. The skirt is so cute too.

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    1. Thank you! I just love seersucker fabric. I use to use it all the time when my girls were babies. I think it makes such a pretty and feminine blouse.

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  2. visiting from sew many ways. I love this. Funny that you are going into summer and we are going into winter

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    1. Thanks for visiting me! It is interesting following blogs in different parts of the world. I've been seeing summer sewing all throughout winter just wanting to make dresses so bad! Spring is on it's way, so I'm done with winter sewing!

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  3. Nice outfit! She does have a school uniform thing going on! It's cute on her!

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    1. Thanks Kelly! I'm getting ready to make her a red tie to wear with it. I would have never imagined that this would be her style, but that is why I let them pick their patterns now. LOL

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  4. I love seersucker and with the pintucks the blouse is so pretty, Shirley. They both work so well together to make a great outfit.

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    1. Thanks Pam! I wonder if seersucker is okay to use for a top for me? Or is just for little ones I wonder? I just love the way it feels and it is really easy to work with.

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  5. So cute! I would be inclined to sew up that exact outfit for my daughter but I didn't start subbing to Ottobre until last year :-) I think I'll do the velveteen miniskirt from 4/2013 with this top though! Thanks for the inspiration :-)

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    1. Thank you! I made the miniskirt from 4/2013--it is a great one to sew up! No lining to fuss with on that one either. :)

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  6. Great outfit! I've been waiting to see this top made up. It looks great!

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    1. Thanks Kristin! I love this top. It makes me want to sew more cotton blouses now and some for me. I need to work on my muslin for the Alma blouse. I have bought a few yards of fabric to make about 3 in. LOL

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    2. LOL I do the same thing - I still have 2 fabrics I want to make more Alma's out of.
      This blouse pattern had caught my eye in the issue because besides being cute, it can use up all that cute cotton I have sitting around :) I even ordered a pintuck foot for this top specifically! lol

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  7. I've traced the top, but not made it yet. I need to work through my current pile to get to it. I love your version.

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    1. Thank you Kimberly! I really love this pattern. I can see making this in prints as well.

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  8. It IS a pretty top, and it has a really cute collar, too. Isn't it great to be able to make (almost) whatever they dream up. I think it's a great gift to be able to give our kids freedom from whatever trends are currently in the stores.

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    1. I completely agree! It is nice to not be forced into having to buy whatever clothing trend is thrown at us. I also think that a lot of stores carry too mature of a line for pre-teen children. Oh and costumes! I won't even get started on what I think about that. LOL

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