I loved the Class Picnic Blouse on sight and was even more impressed when I received the ensemble made up by the lovely and talented Mel.
|Missy M in Class Picnic made by Mel.|
I decided that I could not possibly wait until Summer to make this top!
The Twins needed jackets for Winter 2011. The O+S pattern range does not include a jacket for their size(YET) and the lovely Lisette jacket that I had my eye on for them was still too large.
Looking at the line drawing on the pattern packet I thought it may make a great overshirt.....
And this is what we came up with!
The cloth is a lovely felted oatmeal marl wool flannel. It has a lovely weight,good body but not stiff and it is so snuggy and warm.
I made the size 12,which has lots of room for layers underneath.
The sleeve hem is a little less then suggested but this was the only alteration I made.
To make the brooch,I asked Missy L to draw me a basic flower shape and then I drew two more slightly larger ones,stacked them and sewed a Mother of Pearl button in the centre.
As the fabric is felted it shouldn't fray much.
The Twins immediately pulled out another brooch to try another look.
I tried stacking the gorgeous flowers that I received from the aforementioned Mel and came up with this.....
Overall,a very successful jacket substitute!