A little more sewing
The Townmouse attic studio in our new house

Sewing a playsuit

When I was little I used to have outfits in my wardrobe that my mother referred to as 'playsuits'.  It's an old-fashioned notion I guess.  I consider this little ensemble a playsuit because it's casual and comfortable and easy to move around in.

Flutter top 5

These little shorts I whipped up as part of Kid's Clothes Week.

I used the Oliver + S Puppet Show Shorts pattern which I love.

Shorts 1

I made a couple of changes.  Firstly I graded the pattern up to a size 6.  Then when it came time to put the cuffs on I thought they might look sweet with a simple hem.  I didn't want them to end up too short, so rather than just turning the shorts up and hemming them I made a contrast band to put on the inside.

Shorts detail

You don't really see this detail when the shorts are on, but I love knowing the inside of a garment is pretty like the outside.

Flutter top and shorts 1

And the floral trim certainly made them more appealing to Adelaide and she couldn't wait to put them on.

Flutter top 2



Gorgeous fabric and patterns (and Adelaide!).

Feeling a bit sad I don't have a little girl to dress anymore.


What a sweet pair of shorts & the floral hem detail is divine. Love Adelaide's expression in the last photo, so cheeky.


Love the floral fabric! The hem detail in the shorts and the pattern are just beautiful!
Adelaide looks so pretty and grown up! (my daughter is turning 10 next week and I wish she would be 6 again!)


Gorgeous ensemble.... I love the colour of the shorts!


Oh I love this outfit! My daughter has just started wanting to wear shorts and jeans, after being an exclusively dress/ skirt only person since 18 months of age. I was warned by friends that it would happen around the age of 6… so now I'm looking for cute shorts and find they're all horrible hot pants type things in the shops… I may have to have a go at the shorts pattern myself x


What a cute play outfit! What is the blouse pattern?

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