Around here, summer has finally arrived … a bit late and slower than usual, with some showers (!) followed by some very very hot days.
School is over and the children are now enjoying their summer break – beach, fun and lots of playing.
So, I needed to add a few “summer” clothes to Miss M’s wardrobe: easy, bright and coordinated pieces, that are perfect for hot summer days but that will also get a lot of wear paired with a cardi when the weather is a bit cooler.
This fabric has been on my list for quite a while, but somehow I assumed it would be just “too busy” for my girl.
I decided to give it a go after seeing these gorgeous shorts done by a sewing friend.
I used the Callie pattern (from Children’s Corner) which is a great pattern for making a cute sundress. I had already tested it before (here and here) and love every version I made. So, a 3rd version was in needed, right?
I think it looks cute on her.
And, yes, she loves it! (lots of bright colors, sailboats and rick-rack).
She’s wearing it with one of the few t-shirts I bought her this year (most of her wardrobe is handmade) – I can’t resist ruffles🙂
Let her introduce you, baby Louise (she loves babies. My sweet baby girl!)
Next, a couple of Oliver +S Puppet Show shorts (1 denim and 1 blue chambray) and a Apolline top (from Citronille, which by the way is now offering a few of their patterns in English) with bright pink dots (I swear, summer sewing always brings the “pink” in me, lol).
And here’s baby Louise#2 (all her baby dolls are named Louise. Don’t ask. I reckon, she just loves the name).
Oh, the joys of summer sewing: fast, easy and fun.
Finally, I just managed to finish a cute Badminton Top (from Oliver+S) and can’t wait to share some pictures with you – she wore it all day, so I suppose she loved it!
Right now, the grown-ups still have a lot to do before the official start of “our” summer holidays, but soon we’ll all be enjoying the summer …