This post was started a couple of weeks ago, before we left for our annual summer holidays.
Now, that the holidays are almost ending, I’m able to finally post it.
I have cut the Family Reunion dress before, but wasn’t quite sure about the fit – Living close to the ocean, I always favour a bit more of coverage around the neckline.
Yet, I loved everything else in this pattern: the pintucks, the front placket, the stitched hem and the cute neckband.
Plus, it is also quite simple to sew – despite the pintucks (which I love to sew, but agree that could be a bit time-consuming), everything else comes together like a breeze.
So, after sewing a (another) pair of O+S Puppet shorts for my girl (she could live in those during the summertime) a matching top was needed (ok, not really, but I couldn’t help myself). I was, obviously, running out of “sewing time”, so i reached for a familiar (and tested) pattern.
I decided to give O+S Family Reunion blouse another try (I remember it was such a pleasure to sew it) and I wasn’t disappointed. I love it!
This time the fitting was perfect on my little girl (I had made the previous version a size larger for her) and I couldn’t be happier with my fabric choices – Modern Workskop by Liesl Gibson for the blouse and basic navy twill for the shorts (Note: I can’t take credit for the fabric choices as I was totally inspired by this outfit).
I intended to add buttons to the front placket, but couldn’t pick any from my jar. And now, I kind of like it like that.
So, I’m not sure if I will add them anymore.