This next set sits somewhere in the middle between a fancy dress and play clothes. It's dressy enough for many occasions but kid friendly enough for everyday wear.
The swing top and capri pants are made from 100% cotton pique - probably one of my most go to fabrics. It's lovely to work with, is durable enough to hold up to what most kids dish out, and washes very nicely.
The swing top has 5, 1/4" released tucks across each front overlayed with a block of joined Swiss insertions and beadings.
The same tucks and Swiss insertion block is repeated across the back of the top. The angel sleeves are trimmed with coordinating Swiss edging. The swing top has a partial lining to allow for a nice finish around the arms eye.
The bottoms of the swing top and capri pants are finished off with the Swiss beading and Swiss edging joined to look as one piece. This will be another of my class proposals for the Martha Pullen School in 2013.