As explained in part 1 the onset of summer holidays marked the realisation there were very little non-school uniform clothes suitable for warm weather that still fit my daughters. To fill that gap I quickly to wait made a few basics to fill some of the gaps. My eldest daughter requested a balloon fold dress by Madeit Patterns as she had grown out of the one she’s been wearing for the last 2 years. The dress has a clever design that means it can be worn 3 ways – maxi length, turned under on the inside for a short bubble effect dress, or turned up on the outside for a short gathered waist dress.This time I used Pyry Jersey in denim and black from Nosh fabrics for the dress. For the main part of the dress I used the reverse side of the fabric to create a contrast effect and a spotted skirt when it is turned up on the outside.I graded between a size 6 in width and 10 in length. Alarmingly size 10 is the largest size the pattern goes up to which leaves me wondering what I’ll make next year…For this summery jumpsuit I used the Pleat Fold Top and combined it with the bottom half of Chalk and Notch’s Top Knot Romper pattern.The origami bird fabric, bought at Simply Fabrics Brixton, seemed an appropriate match for the folded design but unfortunately I hadn’t bought quite enough to be able to pattern match so the line up of the pattern on the seams isn’t great.Along with the Petal Fold Playsuit I made her earlier this year my daughter now has a lovely collection of Madeit designs to take her through the summer holidays. Next week I’ll be joining their Back to school tour, using one of the same patterns to make a more uniformy sort of outfit.
Fabric from Nosh generously gifted