This was a super fast project to put together. I cut out the pieces on Saturday morning after breakfast while the kiddos were playing with Play-Doh. I sewed it up during nap time on Saturday. Though it was a struggle because I really wanted a nap. Then, I hemmed and finished when the kiddos went to bed on Saturday evening.
Per the instructions the back of the blouse is to have a button placket with 5 buttons for closure. I opted to remove the placket and keep the back as one piece. Have you ever tried to close 5 small buttons on a wiggly 2 year old?
I haven't actually tried it on Piper yet. So it may or may not fit over her head. Since the blouse was made of a quilting cotton there isn't a whole lot of give to it. I guess if I try it on her and discover it doesn't fit, I will be glad that It was such a quick project to put together because I'll have to make another.
I am already thinking about doing another blouse with this same pattern. This time though, I might leave off the gathering of the front and instead do some honeycomb smocking. I just haven't worked out the details in my head yet. So, stay tuned.