I wish I hadn't cut out a solid white version of this top at the same time I cut out the floral, since it turned out unexpectedly low in the neckline and short and wide in general. I'll have to make adjustments to my already cut pieces and probably make it for little sister instead. The neckline of the top is gathered; the lower sleeve panels are gathered and stitched to the upper sleeve panels; and the sleeves are gathered with elastic. The whole top has an A-line tent shape.
To complete the outfit, we have one of my favorite Ottobre patterns: the Neat Beat pants. I've made these a number of times, and always add a wedge to the back crotch since they are too low otherwise. I added some handstitching on the front yoke; Sara, the consummate "plain Jane", insisted I leave off my other embroidery ideas and just give her the pants already.
Top: Silja Sweater Top (Ottobre 4-2008-22)
Pants: Neat Beat Pants (Ottobre 6-2009-17)
Floral cotton/lycra jersey: long-forgotten, possibly fabric.com
Stretch corduroy: Mill End Textiles