One of my favorite designers is Mel of Filles a Maman. Her designs are thoughtful, with a unique flair, and yet the construction remains relatively simple. For children's clothing that's exactly what I'm looking for: quick sew with a big impact. Her Petit Oiseau shirt is on tour this week and it is no exception.
I love the look of this top. The flounce across the front takes the volume from a five as a basic top all the way up to a ten for style. It is designed for knits with fold over hems at the sleeves and waist, but the flounce can be made with a woven.
Bean had a cold over the weekend so she wasn't up for pics, but she LOVES this new shirt. She insisted on wearing it to bed and will be wearing it to school as well.
The size range is from 12M to 14Y and it sews together very quickly. If for some reason you're not into the flounce, the top can be made without it and you could use a contrast fabric for the upper part instead.
Just beware: that flounce is going to live up to the oiseau name (bird in french) and make your girl want to flap her wings all over the place!
and flap....and flap....hehe
Pick up the pattern on sale now (no coupon code needed) and don't miss the rest of the tour:
Monday, November 30th: Call Ajaire - Needle and Ted - Paisley Roots - House of Estrela
Tuesday December 1st: Coffee and Thread - Max California - Sew Thrifty - Conversas de Hermanas
Wednesday December 2nd: Just Add Fabric - Sprouting JubeJube - Thread Riding Hood - From a Box
Thursday December 3rd: Rebel and Malice - Sew Shelly Sew - Create 3.5 - Made by Sara
Friday December 4th: A Jennuine Life - Lulu & Celeste - Sew Out of Control -Petit à Petit and Family
And the awesome giveaway:
Here are the sponsors and the prizes:
Note that there will be only one winner and the winner gets a total of 21 patterns.
Jennuine designs (1 pattern of choice)- Petit à Petit Patterns (1 pattern of choice)- Paisley Roots (Safron dress and All spice patterns)- Jalie (1 pattern of choice)- Sofilantjes (1 pattern of choice)- Call Ajaire (1 pattern of choice)- Knot Sew Normal (1 pattern of choice)- Momma Quail Patterns (1 pattern of choice)- Duck Butt Designs (1 pattern of choice)- The Wolf and the Tree (1 pattern of choice)- Laela Jeyne Patterns (1 pattern of choice)- Kelly J Patterns (1 pattern of choice)- Golden Rippy (1 pattern of choice)- Dandelions 'n' Dungarees (1 pattern of choice)- FABulous Home sewn (1 pattern of choice)- Bishy Barnababes -(1 pattern of choice) Filles à Maman (3 patterns of choice).
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