My daughter thinks that dinosaurs are awesome, and loves purple. Luckily, Lizzy House made this amazing purple dinosaur fabric while she is in this phase!
Pattern: Oliver & S 2+2 Blouse
Pattern Description (from designer): Here comes the school bus! Girl’s tunic-length, A-line blouse features neckband ties, gathered front with applied patch, and button back, options for long and short sleeves.
Pattern Retail Price: $13.95
Fabric Required: 1 yard for 2T, view A
Amount of fabric used: I was happy I had the full yard because I wanted to make sure the dinosaurs lined up.
Sizing: 6 months – 8 years
Alterations: I added extra length so she can wear it longer.
Instructions: Mostly easy to follow. The gathering in the front was a little confusing the first time I did it because I was having trouble picturing what fabric was ending up covered versus needing to be finished. It’s not quite as neat as I would like, but next time I make this I’ll be fine.
Pattern Issues: None
Fabric Choice: This is a quilting cotton, which works well for this pattern. Does it get better than purple dinosaurs? Not for my purple-loving, dinosaur obsessed daughter!
Finished Product: This shirt is adorable. My daughter is not quite sure what she should do with the ties though. Sometimes she ignores them, some days she pulls on them continuously.
Notes for future makes: Add more length. I think I made it 2T with 4T length, and I wish I had added a little more length so she can wear it longer.
Final Thoughts: I wasn’t sure how my daughter was going to feel about the buttons all the way down the back, but she doesn’t seem to even notice them. This is a cute shirt, and even though it’s a bit of work, it’s adorable and I want to make it again.