Well, I've made myself two pairs of Jalie swim shorts and they're awesome! But, I have no tops to go with them...so they'll feature in a future post.
So for today we have the Olivia Puffed-Sleeve Blouse (Ottobre 6-2007-13) and the Ashlee Capri Pants (3-2009-45).
They weren't joking when they said "puffed sleeves"! The non-drapey fabric doesn't help, but the sleeves were bit too 1980s.
It doesn't look wonderful, but it is improved with the stitched-down pleats I added to the sleeves.
But I really like the collar and yoke.
Sara chose the plaid fabric from my stash. Even if the fabric is less than perfect for clothing, I'm happy to report I really AM making a dent in my quilting fabrics (:
But a shortage of this fabric led to the under-collar design feature.
I've made several pairs of these capri pants now, generally a new pair for Sara every summer. The other girls are the lucky recipients of the well-loved pairs. (And it turns out littlest sister Molly isn't as scrawny as her sisters were at her age, since they don't even come close to zipping up!)
These are in a lightweight stretch poplin (?).
The pockets are cute, even if they are too tight to actually use.
And the (largish) side vents.