I may be the biggest fan, EVER, of the Class Picnic shorts and top by Oliver and S.
Is that still true if I don't go to great lengths to modify the pattern and add crazy details??? I do tend the keep it simple and just let the fabric stand out, but it is one of my favorite things to make Camden. In fact, you can see ALL past versions in this 2016 blog post. How has it been that long since I've sewn this pattern???
I became carried away with sizing on this pattern. Camden is a solid size 8, essentially, but I decided to go with a size 10 and then lengthen the top. It is clearly almost a tunic on her, and I may go back in and tighten the elastic on her shoulders. I also almost want to go back and make a size 8, LOL. I like that she'll get a good two full years out of the pattern, but the top is hilariously large at this point. As for the shorts, they will totally fit, waist-wise, through two summers, I'd like to think, but these shorts do run.... well, short, so, who knows where we'll be in a couple of years.
|Pretending she was sad about something|
Speaking of the shorts, this is one of those patterns where you think, "Awww, man, do I HAVE to???" The sewing of them seems daunting, for some reason, though it completely isn't. They tend to go together quickly, and it is nice that you don't need a lot of yardage for the main fabric, so, you can peep through remnants in your stash and likely find something. I had planned to use a solid purple for the trim on the shorts, but I wasn't feeling the shade of purple I had, in comparison to the purple on the flower print of the top (which is just Joann Fabrics, by the way!), so, I made it matchy-matchy, no biggie. A lot of the time, she throws on a camisole with the shorts, anyway.
This pattern is seriously a quick sew, and I am just enjoying the last couple of years when I can sew things like this for Camden, because soon, she'll be too grown-up to want to wear these types of patterns. At least, that's what I worry about, aha!
Nothing crazy has been happening on the home front, and I don't have many photos of work on the new house, because I have been running Camden around, and Matt has to work, so, we aren't able to get as much done. His parents have been super helpful - both at the house and with watching Tiberius while I ferry Camden to her sewing camp this week. She is LOVING it, and I'll have photos of that in the next blog post!
|Homeschool life can be pretty intense|
|Getting our planting on|
|Attending our last story time in Bend|
|I have NO idea what I'm doing, and I hope our plants don't die|