A Summer-Like Spring

23 Mar

The first few days of spring have brought with them summer-like weather. 70 and 80 degree weather in the March is Boston is unheard of.  I love it!  The warmer weather has inspired a bit of summer sewing this week.

When H. and I saw the latest Little Lisette the last time we were at JoAnn’s, we both fell in love with the paper boat and popsicle and ice cream prints.


My favorite of the two is the paper boat fabric.  I’m kind of a sucker for fabric that have paper boats on them.  I used it to make Simplicity 1893. I totally copied the picture for view A on the pattern package.


I lined the bodice of the dress using some leftover O + S Cape Ann toile.  She likes seeing S. on the toile and pretends some of other children are her and her brother. I also used a pale yellow zipper to match the color of the paper boats. (I forgot to take out the basting stitches before I took this photo).

I love the way the dress turned out.  H. has room to grow, but it will be perfect for the summer months ahead of us.

Using the Little Lisette popsicle and ice cream print, I made the Oliver + S Class Picnic Blouse.


For the shorts, I used Alexander Henry’s Heath in pink and pink ticking from O + S’s Cape Ann.

H. loves the shorts, so I may try to make her another pair (or two) for the summer.


4 Responses to “A Summer-Like Spring”

  1. Carrie @ One Pink Duck March 23, 2012 at 1:16 pm #

    We also have both those fabrics! For the boats I’m doing a flat front skirt with a bow, and hadn’t thought of what to do with the ice cream. I just ordered Class Picnic, so I might play around with that. I have to have enough to do three of everything – I have 1, 4 and 7 year old girls!

  2. crista March 26, 2012 at 2:42 pm #

    Too funny! I got the same Ice Cream fabric for Ady to sew the top and shorts! Such a great pattern!

    • bobble March 26, 2012 at 2:43 pm #

      How funny, Crista. The girls can have matching tops!


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