Odette Blouse and Shorts by Sunday Girl Designs

Today we take a look at the Odette Blouse and Shorts from Sunday Girl Designs.  This is an design is elegant in it's simplicity, filled with the details that your daughter will love, and gorgeous finishing that any seamstress will swoon for.  Check out the full review and the gorgeous pictures from Cassie.......

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Hi all! Cassie, of Lily Shine Boutique, here to review a new pattern by Sunday Girl Designs

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Classic. Simple. Refined. The Odette Blouse and Shorts take you back to the good old days, where life was easy going and time was on your side.

I found this really awesome Peter Pan inspired fabric by Thomas Kinkade at the local fabric mart. It was like finding gold because apparently it's a very rare, out-of-print fabric. Don't worry. I bought all they had! I thought the print was perfect for this set!

I found this really awesome Peter Pan inspired fabric by Thomas Kinkade at the local fabric mart. It was like finding gold because apparently it's a very rare, out-of-print fabric. Don't worry. I bought all they had! I thought the print was perfect for this set!

I was immediately drawn to the timeless feel of this set, and absolutely smitten with the cute bow accents and front bodice pleat detail. If you follow my shop, you know that I am typically sewing pinks and ruffles and all things girly. The Odette set was a welcomed change of pace for me.

A back facing placket finished the top with a crisp and professional look.

A back facing placket finished the top with a crisp and professional look.

This pattern reminds me of the classic paper pattern instructions and style that I grew up sewing along with my mother's guidance as a child. It was more time consuming than most of my go-to-pdf patterns but the end result made every moment worth it. 

The blouse has a great front pleat detail, a button/elastic loop back closure and a sweet peter pan collar. The pattern includes options to add a petal cap sleeve, omit the collar, or a combination of the two. The neckline and arms are finished with single fold bias tape. 

The front pleat kept the shape of the top fitted around the chest and flowy through the hem.

The front pleat kept the shape of the top fitted around the chest and flowy through the hem.

The pattern includes instructions and pattern pieces for making shorts or capris as well. The bottoms have an elastic waistband and a super cute cuffed look. Pattern pieces and instructions for adding the bow details to the cuff and collar are also included. The shorts sewed up easily and fairly quick, with side and center seams. 

"Second star to the right and straight on till morning" The coordinating fabric really popped in the cuff band detail!

"Second star to the right and straight on till morning" The coordinating fabric really popped in the cuff band detail!

When sewing up this pattern, expect to spend about 4 hours completing the set if you are an intermediate sewist. Give yourself some more time if you are a beginner. The directions for the pattern are thorough enough to walk you through the more classic construction process. The pattern pieces print on 27 pages and tape together easily. Be sure to transfer all markings to your fabric pieces as you cut for reference while sewing. At first, I forgot to mark the darts for the back facing piece and had to go back to draw in the lines mid-sew. 

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Sometimes it's refreshing and nice to get back to your roots and create something sweet and simple. No frills, no fluff, just classic sewing with an adorable end result! I enjoyed creating this cute set and look forward to seeing more designs from Sunday Girl! 

"All you need is a faith, trust and a little bit of Pixie Dust." - Peter Pan

"All you need is a faith, trust and a little bit of Pixie Dust." - Peter Pan