Sunday, February 26, 2012

Music Class Blouse and Skirt Revisited

I seem come back to my Oliver + S patterns time and time again, season after season, making them up in various fabrics and ever larger sizes as my children grow.  Case in point is the Music Class Blouse and Skirt which I blogged about last August here.  My daughter has just about outgrown her old music class separates so I went back to my pattern, traced off the next size up (my baby needs a 3T already!) and got down to business.

I made 2 tops.  The first is from a white on white dot print that I have had in my stash forever.  I have always planned to make this fabric into a Music Class blouse with black buttons and I finally, finally got to it.  Won't this be cute with black Mary Janes?

I really like the classic look of the white dot print with the shiny black buttons...

And let me just tell you I was thanking my lucky stars that I had just had my machine professionally cleaned while I sewed that white top.
The second top is made from one of the "Aunt Edna" prints by Denyse Schmidt that are out at Joann Fabrics right now.  Of course I needed to pink this up a little bit with the buttons since my daughter loves her some pink. 

I made a music class skirt to go with the blue print top in navy blue pinwhale cord with pleated inset in a coordinating cotton print. 

I can't say enough how terrific this skirt pattern is.  This skirt has pockets and the cute pleated inset panel and it is so genius in my opinion because you get all these cute details out of just 4 pattern pieces.  Waist band, side panel and center panel plus a simple rectangle for the pleated insert.  Love, love. 

Next up I'm going to attempt a pair of shorts for myself using a Simplicity 1879 and some more of that navy pinwhale cord.  There will be a muslin people!   How about you?  Any spring-time sewing going on?


  1. Ooooh! I am totally going to take your idea for a co-ordinating fabric inset on the skirt.
    Blouses look great. Love the black buttons on the white. Classic!

  2. Beautiful! I love that you used a different fabric for the pleated really makes that detail pop.