A look back...
Margot's First Day of School in September
Margot's Last Day of School in May
(I tried to get these photos side by side but I couldn't figure it out! Blogger is annoying that way!)
I made Margot a special outfit for her last day of school. I chose the Class Picnic pattern by Oliver + S. And appropriately her last day of school was her class picnic. But on that day it was freezing cold so she wore her After School Pants and a sweatshirt.
So today it was warm and sunny and she wore her Class Picnic to the park.
(Warning: there are a ridiculous amount of photos to follow but since it's my blog, I don't care if they are repetitive)
I've made this pattern many, many times and I do love it. It ranks up there as a classic and one of my all time favorites. The fabrics I used were both leftovers. The top is a lawn or voile (can't remember) left over from a dress I just made Grace. And the shorts are made from linen I had leftover from the Thanksgiving Day outfits. The design and construction of the shorts is just so well thought out. It makes them a pleasure to sew.
The blouse is simple. It's perfect as is or with a little embellishment.
I chose to put some flat piping on the shirt as a way to tie the two pieces together. I think it really works.
I made the little flower hair clip as well. I made another one using the pink fabric. I think a little fabric flower on the corner of the bodice would be adorable too.
Isn't she lovely?
She was getting annoyed at me taking so many photos.
In this one she's saying "Mooo-ooom". As in, "Mom, that's enough! You got enough pictures already!"
I love this one even though it's out of focus because it caches the smile in her eyes perfectly.
Now she posed herself for this one and then instructed me to take the picture. And this ended our photo shoot for the day.
Next up is a Class Picnic for Grace.