size: 7, the skirt was cut at an 8 length
fabric: Lily Pond woven cotton* and White cotton interlock, both from Organic Cotton Plus
mods: eliminated the peplum from the Butterfly
*I received the Lily Pond fabric for free from Organic Cotton Plus in exchange for a honest review. However, I purchased the white interlock. I've been very happy with all the fabric (rib knit, twill, jersey) OCP has sent me over the past 18 months. I hadn't actually purchased from them and when I needed some white knit, it was time to put my money where my mouth is. Spoiler: I'm very happy with the fabric I bought!
It's been awhile since I've bought a pattern right after it was released. But I really liked the Butterfly blouse and the fact that it could be sewn out of a knit or a woven fabric. MG likes simple, unfussy clothes so I eliminated the peplum. I took the peplum pattern piece and taped it to the front and back bodices, overlapping the 1/2" seam allowances. I also folded out the extra width of the front peplum pattern piece.
Knit tops are what my little girls prefer to wear. I usually use cotton/lycra knit as that seems to be the easiest to find but I prefer the weight of a good interlock. The interlock from Organic Cotton Plus doesn't disappoint! I'll be ordering more to use for some selfish sewing.;)
I used cotton voile (OCP included a scrap at my request with the Lily Pond print) for the keyhole facing and the bias binding at the neckline. I love the keyhole opening in the back! Some of my favorite tops from Gymboree have that same detail. I used elastic instead of a thread loop to hold the opening closed.
Like so many others have said, the Butterfly skirt sews up really quick. The pleats in the front add a little interest to an otherwise simple skirt. MG likes that the front waistband is flat.
It's a great pattern to use a fun print. I love the whimsy of the lily pad print. The fabric looked familiar to me but I couldn't quite place it. Then it dawned on me...it's part of Rae Hoekstra's Lotus Pond fabric line. I did a quick search online and it looks like Organic Cotton Plus has the fabric for $1 less than other retailers. They also have a few other prints from the Lotus Pond fabric line. The fabric is a little lighter weight than your typical quilting cotton...perfect for a summer skirt.
As you can see, MG is very pleased with her new outfit!