An outfit has been made. Lauren loves saying it. “My outfit.” She’s really into the concept of two pieces meant to go together. This top took me quite a while, working on it in tiny bits here and there over the last two months. Last Friday I started the pants at Modern Domestic (yeah!!) and by Sunday evening, the whole thing was finished. My little lass helped with the button selection and yelped and squealed and showed off to her brother and father and modeled enthusiastically for the camera when the last one was sewn on. I like the colors of these pieces for Spring, ‘cause that’s more what it looks like around here this time of year: browns, grays, a little bit of dark red and green in the new growth of trees and bark. These colors feel more spring-like to me than the pastels we usually see. (Although I have always loved a beautiful soft lavender dress for Easter. Maybe this is the year for that).
Patterns are both from this book and I would make them again. Cute and easy. The rise on the pants needs to be shortened a bit though, if you make them—views W & U—consider taking out around an inch. And I added the pocket to the front of the top. Lauren has found it to be the perfect place for hair clips.