Prepare for a plethora of pictures!
|Swingset by the mop head hydrangeas|
BK is wearing her new Swingset Set (pattern: Oliver + S). The original request was for a skirt. But as we were digging through my fabric stash looking for a suitable (neutral) fabric, she spied this floral print. I've had the print for at least a year. It was part of a fabric/smocking/patterns bonanza that a dear lady from church had given to me. She is no longer sewing/smocking and none of her children or grandchildren were interested. This particular print wasn't doing it for me and after hanging on to it and not being inspired, I was prepared to donate it. But miss BK saw it and immediately wanted it for the skirt. We compromised and decided a top to go with the neutral colored skirt would be best. (in other words, I told BK no and did a little bait and switch by offering to make a top)
I did use it for the skirt lining.;)
The main skirt fabric is black Carolina Chambray. I sewed up a size 5 but I added a 1/2" to each side and 3/4" to the length. As you're aware, BK may be 5 but she's not the size of a typical 5 year old. I had remeasured her recently and she's gone from an Ottobre Design (Euro sizing) 104 to a 116. Stop growing, pretty please!
This pattern is probably one of my all time favorite Oliver + S patterns. It's perfect for summer time.
Now you can see why I chose to go with gray buttons on the back of the tunic.
My fashion model insisted on princess hair for her photo shoot. Hey, whatever works!