Before reading this post, you need to open another tab and play this song because I had it playing in my head on repeat for three days while making this top. By the end of those three days I was singing this one… which will just make you f-ing crazy.
Still, I gotta take inspiration where I get it, and the dress on the cover of this pattern had me thinking about kaftans and boho Krishna-types, and then reminded me of an old top of mine, which reminded me how much I love to upcycle stuff, and you get it….
so here we are.
This lovely pattern is the Hide and Seek dress + tunic. One of three newly released ones from Oliver + S.
If Oliver + S were to design a pattern just for me (HA.), this would be it. I love the shape, the looseness of it all, the gathers just at the center front and back panels, the size of the yoke… I really dig it.
This round of Kids Clothes Week has the optional theme, Mini Me. So, I had fun trying to recreate my old top into something cute for Coco. The yoke is cut from my former shirt- it’s really neat, with a ton of stitching up and down in black, red, blue, yellow, and mint. But the white fabric was so thin and gauze-like, and showing some wear. So I used some lightweight white cotton from the ‘ole stash.
Here’s my former top worn by me a year ago:
(I’m not posing coyly… I’m holding a phone. Important business call (NOT.) before delicious meal. Thanks for the pic Amanda!)
I finished this tunic yesterday afternoon (no jesse spano this week- I’m sticking to the minimum KCW requirements of sewing one hour a day) and we snuck outside in the evening to capture some photos of Corinne in the late sun.
Oh, how I’ve missed you, magic hour!
I neglected to see that on the sleeve pattern piece there is a cutting line for the tunic version, which is a few inches shorter than what you see here. I made the top and then was scratching my head, remembering that the tunic option has short sleeves. I do kind of like the 3/4 length though, but I may end up cutting and re-hemming. We’ll see. Decisions, decisions.
The jade buttons were ripped off (literally) of this skirt that I never wore out of the house. One of those things I could not stand to look at after a while. What a waste of many hours!
The bloomers (what you can see of them anyway) are self-drafted and one of several pairs I made a couple of months ago and am still playing around with the fit.
These ones are made from cotton couture in Mist or as my husband would say, Lime Pudding. I say pistachio.
Coco’s all, “what does the fox say, mama?!”
Hare Krishna y’all.