Leila's Everyday Blouse from Little Kiwi's Closet is really a gorgeous pattern.
|Puff Sleeve, Collar with trim, and buttons.|
Sizes: 9mo through 8yrs
Two collar options: regular collar (instructions to add trim/piping), and ruffle collar.
Multiple sleeve options: short puff with band, short puff with elastic, cap sleeve, long flowy sleeve, puff with long sleeve addition, and flutter sleeve.
Two hemline options: Straight or curved.
|Collar with trim, Cap sleeve, curved hemline and buttons|
As is the trend with Lydia's patterns - they go through an awesome, extensive testing period. Would you believe this pattern started out with one hem, two collars, and two sleeves! I love testing for Lydia and and seeing her "wait, should I add a <insert idea> option??" I wish my brain were as creative as hers.
I think that my favorite option for all of them is the ruffle collar. I wasn't sure when I first decided to try it how it was going to look, but once I did it, I'm in love. And so is Inara - she pulls this shirt out as soon as it comes out of the wash to wear it again. This one is the original size ruffle collar, it was made slightly shorter, which I have a pic of too!
|Ruffle collar, cap sleeve, curved hem, buttons|
|Ruffle collar, puff sleeve with long sleeve addition, curved hem, and snaps!|
|How pretty is that detail?!?|
|Just a shot so you can see the curved hemline and the back.|
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