This pair of bubble shorts, made in dusky pink cotton drill and lined with a small piece of leftover striped shirting are my second pair from the pattern in Everyday Clothes for Girls. The first pair (made in denim) were so practical and easy to sew that I made a second pair straight away. To go with them I just got round to making this long-sleeved blouse with a ruffle collar. I used the pattern I drafted for a gathered raglan sleeve shirt for S last year increasing the size and length of the pattern pieces slightly and moving the buttons to the back. As with the last shirt I added elastic at the wrist which works well as it allowed me to make the sleeves with a bit of extra length for growing room without needing to keep turning them up. I wasn’t 100% sure of the best way of attaching the ruffle for the collar so I started by sewing to the neckline and turned the raw edges under to the inside of the shirt covering with self-made bias binding. This looked neat but even with pressing the collar tended to stick up too much instead of laying flat so I added a line of topstitching about 4mm from the neckline which seemed to do the trick without looking too messy. The fabric is a white cotton shirting with an embroidered arrow design that seemed a perfect fit for this Kid’s Clothes Week‘s travelling theme. Last week’s Tinkerbell costume is in this month’s Top Ten so please head over to Project Run and Play, check them all out and vote for your favourite entry.