I had high hopes to make these for my birthday on May 4, but (surprise surprise!) had once again zero time to even think of starting on them for the date. To console myself, I splurged and bought this gorgeous Liberty fabric from their Mitsi range for my birthday.
I added self-made piping to accent the front seams; I felt this added definition and a little bit of chic to the blouse.
Also, since the gathers lie right above the bust, I would never have made this a year ago when Choupie was wee and nursed about a hundred times a day and I was a milk fountain. Now she only nurses two to three times per 24 hours, things are back to normal and I feel I can sport this without looking like I’m wearing a muumuu (not that there’s anything wrong with them – it’s just not the style I’m after). 🙂 I’ve actually been a few kilos below my healthy weight range for a while now, and don’t seem to manage to gain them back. Being overworked combined with having a toddler did that to me. In any case, I felt this would work on my current frame.
I cut a size 2 years for Choupie who is currently 15 months, hoping this could first start as a dress and then be used as a top, but I strongly doubt she’ll be wearing this 9 months from now, even as a top. She’s always a little ahead in clothes sizes (which feels weird to me, as I used to be way behind as a kid), but I had the mistaken feeling Citronille patterns tended to run large; they certainly do for the women’s line, but it turns out they don’t really for the children’s patterns.