Hello! I feel like it's been so long since I've sewn anything. I am excited to be part of the Petit Oiseau blog tour. I had the privilege of sewing one of Melanie's of 

Filles à Maman


s new pdf patterns, the Petit Oiseau. It's so cool that she is a fellow Canadian/ Quebecois- it's like we are neighbours in this big world wide web. Hopefully we will get to meet soon! Now more about this top...

Petit Oiseau means little bird in french and so the first thing that came to mind when I saw the pattern was to make a Swan T-shirt for my little MissE. The ruffle reminded me of the wings of a bird and since I am a bit of a Swan fanatic, well the choice for this bird was easy. 

I did make a few adjustments to the pattern. First I made a size 7, since I don't sew much and MissE wears a uniform at school I wanted to be sure this top would last more than just this season. Next, I added cuffs to the sleeves and hem, as you know by now I don't love sewing and so making a hem with my machine in knit jersey is sort of a nightmare. I simplified my life! Also, I like that I was bale to replicate some of the fabric I used at the back to the front as well. I opted for the neckband for the same reason. 

I am not a huge fan of ruffles, but this one I just couldn't resist! It's optional and have you seen the rest of the blog tour? There are some great example of this style without the ruffle. I am going to have to give this pattern another try. 

I also shortened the ruffle and made a swan beak. that I sewed down onto the sleeve. The great thing with working with knits is that you can leave the edges raw. 

It's a fun little pattern. A super quick and easy sew. Great for a beginner, if ever you wanted to give it a try. 

Sorry this is the only pick I have of the back! I need to plan and take photos on the weekend from now on, it's dark at 3:45 before I even pick the kids up from school. I still managed to take some photos with our overhead lights on, luckily we have led lights and they seem to photograph somewhat ok.

My little swan was thrilled with her new top, well tunic! 

 It's been great to be back at the sewing machine and I have some more posts coming next week! It must be a Christmas miracle!

You can get the Petit Oiseau pattern in the 

Filles à Maman pattern shop


Bonus the pattern is at a discounted price of $6 and no code is needed. Get it before Friday December 4th at midnight (EDT). 

Be sure to check out all the other amazing version on the tour:

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