The blouse/dress comes with two collar options as well. The blouse features a uniquely shaped bodice with two different styles of collars and a circle skirt. There are options for both short and long sleeve with sweet gathers at the bias bound hemline. The Little Birdy Flare Pants PDF Pattern has an elastic waist, flared bottoms, and a sweet little pintuck down the leg that gives the whole outfit a true vintage look. This pattern is perfect for wovens such as denim, corduroy, or any vintage fabric.
I have tested for Laela Jeyne patterns before (Jamie tunic) and I like Marisa’s design aesthetic – clean simple lines with unique and fun design elements. Check out all her other patterns at Laela Jeyne Patterns.
This is the size 18 month blouse and pants on my 20 month old daughter and it’s perfect both fit wise and length wise.
I used a flocked dot cotton from Joann for the blouse and a quilting cotton that I purchased from fabric.com a long time ago for the pants. She was very comfortable in her little 70s outfit, she was quite happy posing for all the pictures despite the dreary weather that day.
Doesn’t she look happy? When I saw the tester call for this pattern, I initially signed up only for the blouse thinking the pant might be a bit tedious. But the whole outfit looked so cute, I decided to sew up the pants as well, and I am so glad I did coz these are the quickest pants I have ever sewn. The flared bottom and the little pintuck in the front, add the perfect amount of charm to this vintage style blouse and pants set. It’s a nice change from the usual leggings and tunics, I am going to have to sew up a few more pants for her winter wardrobe, this time in denim maybe.
I made this dress version first, the length has since been adjusted to mid-calf length. I used a gold dotted Dear Stella fabric for the bodice and a printed lawn fabric from India for the skirt and gold bias tape to finish the sleeves.
Another reason to love this pattern even more is that a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Angel Unaware in Fort Worth Texas for the first year after its release. Angel Unaware is the 3rd pediatric hospice program in the United States serving patients and their families with end of life care. This pattern was a collaboration with Dorie Kirk, an online boutique owner and fellow sewing fanatic, who has also lost a little bird. She, along with the founders of Angel Unaware, want to bring awareness of the care that is available to those who may need it.
The PDF patterns for this outfit which is now on sale can be purchased at: