I've decided there's nothing more darling than my little Organique in this outfit. It's old-school in appearance, and in these vintage-looking fabrics, it makes everything right with the world.
For the corduroy jumper, I used this pattern, but changed it up considerably. The pattern piece is from the dress with the criss-cross back, but I only used the front piece. I used it for both the front and back (because, let's face it, if I can turn it around and get another day's use out of it before washing, I'll do it!). Instead of facings, I lined it with a cute cotton print... so not only is it front-back reversible, it's inside-outside reversible. Hello four day jumper! Please beware: When doing linings like this without instructions, it is impossible (impossible, I tell ya!) to sew it correctly the first time (I've made three of these now, and each time I check and double-check and end up with the hem all screwy. Instead of the inside resting nicely inside, it's as though two hems met in the middle and made a tube. *sigh*) The inside is a tan print with little navy blue stars all over. It goes nicely with the other peasant blouse I made, which is the same print as the blouse here, but in blue.
For the blouse, I used this pattern. I omitted the cuff ruffles (I cut the fabric at the elastic line).
I made the bloomers by drafting a pattern *loosely* based on these instructions. I say 'loosely' because there are a few set measurements in there, and it's intended for an adult, so I pared them down considerably. The fabric is a cotton with a mattress-ticking print. I love 'em.
Around here, we do a lot of layers in wintertime, so this works out great. The corduroy is a nice heavy fabric, but soft, and goes a long way toward warmth and comfort.
I also made similar blouses for my older girls. It's an easy pattern and the elastic isn't hard to work with.