I am still making school uniforms for H. This week I have been working on the Oliver and S Music Class Blouse (view a) and Skirt. For the blouse, I used Anna Maria Horner’s Dobby Voile Pastry in Water. Yes, it is yet another print in the Little Folks line. For the front and back yoke, I cut the fabric so the stripes went horizontally. For the skirt, I used a suiting fabric with a subtle herringbone and shadow stripe. To break up the stripes, I cut the side pockets and the waistband so the stripes are going horizontally. I left the stripes going vertically for the pleats and the front and back panels. For the buttons, I used 1/2 inch white flower buttons. I added a small snap at the very top of the button band to prevent the fabric from folding away from the collar.
I love the subtle details in both the blouse and the skirt. The side pleats and pockets on the skirt are so adorable. This was my first time doing pintucks, but I think I pulled it off in the front and back of the blouse.
I have fabric cut for view B of the blouse and will start that once we get back from vacation.