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There are 4 wooden buttons down the front of the skirt. The top one is fully functional and gives BK a bit more room to get the skirt on and off. Even though the back of the over skirt has button hole elastic, it’s still a bit hard for her to pull on and off. The other three buttons are sewn in place with light blue silk thread.
The final piece of my flip is a t-shirt. By joining the back pattern pieces of the blouse and eliminating the pleat, I was able to create a basic block. The front is the same pattern piece but with a slightly lower neckline.
The t-shirt has a loose fitting, boxy shape that’s easy to wear. It would make a great sweatshirt sewn out of a sweatshirt fleece or french terry fabric!
Here’s a quick recap of the changes that I made to flip the Clever Charlotte Chickadee Blouse + Skirt pattern: