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Chickadee Blouse & Skirt, Raven Hoodie & PantsErinComment
Raven + Chickadee
Raven + Chickadee

What do you get when you cross a Chickadee with a Raven? This cute combo, of course:

Nora's top is the soon-to-be-released Chickadee Blouse. I made it in a light and airy cotton lawn with a kitschy print--I just have a weakness for vintage looking prints and I loved the color combination. Girly, without being overly sugary.

Chickadee Blouse
Chickadee Blouse

The pants are shown in the same dark teal corduroy as we feature in a few of our cover looks this season, and boy is it soft and comfortable. Comfy, as in knit pant comfy.  I would love to find some additional colors of this corduroy to make Nora a few more pairs of these pants for school and play.

By the way, here's a close up of the inside of the waistband, featuring the buttonhole elastic.  (The contrasting fabric was just for fun.) There's enough excess elastic on both sides to allow several inches of growth in the waist.

Raven1
Raven1
Chickadee + Raven
Chickadee + Raven

The winning endorsement for the outfit came from Nora herself.  When I asked her try them on this morning before school, I was only intending to check fit. She steadfastly resolved to wear them to school--which, I should add, was the first day this week that she hasn't worn a dress. Yea!  Here are a few rare action shots:I didn't say they were *happy* action shots, did I?

Chickadee + Raven
Chickadee + Raven

Have I mentioned Nora's petite body results in some strange fitting issues--mainly, she's all torso with short limbs (just about the opposite of me as she could be). So the pants are sewn in size 2T and fit fine in the waist, but are too long on her by an inch or so. I made the blouse in 3T and I'll need to shorten the sleeves next time by quite a bit. In all other ways, the blouse fits her great.  (To be fair, these are the same issues she faces with RTW clothes.  After all, she's 3 years old and weighs only 26 lbs!)

Happy Sewing!

~Erin