After a little sewing break, I started on something for ME! But then I royally screwed it up and it's now waiting for a date with my seam ripper. So then I decided to make something for Elsie, since she only got one little ol' dress out of the whole PR&P deal. I was very glad to just follow a pattern- no drafting, altering or major design decisions involved. It's the Class Picnic blouse and shorts pattern from Oliver & S. This pattern is making the rounds lately, especially the shorts. It's easy to see why, because no matter what fabric you make them in, they are undoubtedly the cutest shorts ever.
For the shorts I just used Robert K's indigo denim from Sewn. It's so nice to sew with. I wanted these to be basic and go with everything, but next time I'll try a fun contrasting fabric on the trim, or even Cindy's awesome ruffle variation. (See, I can get down with some ruffles!) Don't know why the shorts look puckered on the right here. They aren't, promise.
The top is Ed Emberly's Lions from Cloud 9, which I got here. Apparently, they only have 133 yards of it left, so act fast! I might have to go back and get those dragons soon too. I used a contrasting green front yoke with white piping underneath.
The blouse is perfect for our Elsie, who growls like an animal ALL DAY LONG. It's weird. And precious.