My daughter loves this ensemble but personally I think it’s a tiny bit too matchy-matchy. For my taste, anyway. One won’t deny the teal is a lovely color for this time of year.
Funny: as soon as I finished it (handsewing at the soccer practice last night) I knew my daughter would love the dress but be less enamored of the pinafore: and I was right!
Both she and I love the hood more than anything (the pattern for both pieces is Olivia from Farbenmix).
The dress is a 100% cotton Michael Miller; the pinafore is made from one of my favorite current fabrics to work with, a linen/rayon blend.
The linen/rayon looks better and better with age, too.
“It’s the pleats.”
Handsewn flowers via a tutorial by my lady Karen.
Phoenix laughs, watching her dad play hackysack.
I’m offering either/or/both pieces in my little shop; you can also view more detail photos in the Flickr tagset or read my pattern review.