Who doesn’t love a little vintage inspiration? If you follow me at all, you know how much I love vintage and vintage inspired things. So when Rebecca from Mummykins and Me put out the testing call for this sweet, little tie neck blouse, I didn’t hesitate to sign up!
The first thing I thought of when I saw this drawing was a vintage 70’s outfit with tie neck blouse and coordinating pleated skirt (it was all about being coordinated back then, lol). And, it didn’t take long to find inspiration on Pinterest either.
I love everything about these outfits! And with this NEW! Madison Blouse, paired with the pleated skirt from the Paris Party Dress, getting this look for my little girl will be easy peasy lemon squeezy <3
And speaking of lemons, here are the materials I will be using. Can’t go wrong with lemon-yellow gingham and bumble bees! Can you tell I am already thinking about Spring?
This adorable floral and bumblebee fabric is Art Gallery I’ve had in my stash forEVER. Isn’t it sweet? So happy to see it finally getting sewn up! And, the yellow ginham is actually an up-cycled vintage bedsheet. Bedsheets are an awesome (not to mention cheap!) source of material 😉
The Madison Blouse comes with a few different options for the neckline (see Rebecca’s drawing, above). But to achieve that vintage-inspired look, I went with the tie neck using the yellow gingham as an accent.
I also decided to do the puff sleeve for this blouse. There’s just something about a little girl in puff sleeves…..so sweet <3
For my vintage-inspired pleated skirt, I used the skirt from the Paris Party Dress (also from Mummykins and Me). This pattern is actually free to members of her Facebook Group. TIP: Look for the coupon code in the pinned post! 😀
I gotta tell ya, for a FREE pattern, the Paris Party Dress has a LOT of different style options. But, you want even more (because you can never have too many, lol) there is an Add-On Package available to expand your option horizons! 😉
I used the Add-On to change the zipper closure on the skirt to an elastic waistband instead. Nothing wrong with a good zippered skirt, though. In fact, I love the look of the zipper on this particular skirt. But, this little girl just turned 4 this month and wants to do everything like a BIG girl now! The elastic waistband is just easier and more suited for a determined little girl who wants to get dressed all by herself.
Oh!!! I just can’t get over all the cuteness! Can you? I am sooo excited about how this outfit turned out! <3
…And, so is she! Lol! This little goofball couldn’t be more thrilled. Her favorite part of this outfit? The BIG bow, of course! Name me any little girl who doesn’t love a giant bow….
Good News! The Madison Blouse is also available in women’s sizes. And I have BIG plans for a blouse for me. So keep an eye out. I’ll be posting up about it soon 😉
In the meantime, check out what some of the other talented ladies in testing did with the Madison:
Cheers! And happy sewing, everyone 😀
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