Paper dolls are so much fun. I like it that SweetPea thinks so, too. She begs me to cut out the paper dolls when the Oliver + S patterns arrive. Before I received the all-in-one paper doll cut-out sheet with all of them on one page, she would have to wait until I actually made the outfit.
She was ecstatic when I sat down with her and cut them all out so she could make conversation between "cousins" (as she so corrected me when I told her they were "friends" - the boy and girl)
Before she could play with them, though - I made her go outside and model the newest, latest outfit I had made for her... The Sunday Brunch Jacket & Skirt from Oliver + S. As you can tell, there isn't much of a problem to get her to pose for the camera - what a ham she can be. Jacket is a cotton tweed - soft to the touch and comfortable for her. The skirt is a Cotton Lawn with an underlining of Kona Cotton. To aid in coordination of the two I used the Lawn to bind the inside seams of the jacket - for a more finished effect. (see below)
Matching cloth-covered buttons were a fun thing to try this time.
Skirt has pockets on both sides - SweetPea noticed that feature immediately.
Matching bound seams.
I initially thought the boots would look cute with the outfit, but quite frankly, they took away from it. So I have edited the photos to accommodate. Something to consider if you were thinking of boots, too.