I’m really happy to get to talk about Petit Oiseau, a Filles à Maman pattern today. The last time I worked with one of Mélanie’s patterns I made 5 of them! This time, since I am still recovering from having pneumonia I barely made the deadline. Thankfully I’m much better now – tired, but so relieved to feel almost normal!

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I was excited to work with the shape of the Petit Oiseau shirt. It has a great, easy to sew in flounce/ruffle across the front. It’s pretty fun, the ruffle pattern piece is a spiral and when you extend it it frills perfectly without any gathers. I also love that it is a dolman style sleeve, no extra sleeve to cut and set in! It was a good opportunity to use one fabric on the back and another on the front. I’d love to try another one without the ruffle, since the seam across the front allows another fabric to be set in at the top of the shirt as well.

I also decided to add hem bands to the sleeves and the hem because I wanted to repeat the floral fabric again. I made a size 6 and lengthened the hem to a size 8. Turns out the shirt runs long, which I love! So now it is a really great length for wearing with leggings. Perfect for a cozy winter outfit. I also took in a bit under the dolman arm – my daughter tends to be pretty tiny through the body of shirts, so it equates to me making a size 4 through the chest. I tried it on my youngest and it fits her much better (though it’s way too long because she is a size 4/5 in height). Since the younger one is actually a size 6 around, the shirt sizing does run true to the measurements.

My oldest isn’t sure if she loves the gray with the purple floral. She thinks the orange, pink and purple don’t match – personal preference perhaps? And here I thought I had a winner! Either way, she wore it to school yesterday – so it can’t be that bad. Either she changed her mind, or she wore it because I’m behind on laundry since getting sick!


  • Sizing: This shirt is true to size through the body, and runs long in the sleeves and length. The pattern comes in sizes 12m-14, with short and long sleeves!
  • Ease of Construction: The dolman sleeves make this a quick, easy sew.
  • Instructions: The illustrated directions are great. I didn’t have issues with anything.
  • Machine: I sewed most the seams on my regular machine and finished the edges with my serger. I only used the to sew the neck, arm and hem bands because they need a lot of stretch. You definitely don’t need a serger to make this shirt, though.
  • Fun Factor: Playing with the ruffle and colour blocking makes for a unique shirt!

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Check out the rest of the tour!

Monday, November 30th: Call AjaireNeedle and TedPaisley RootsHouse of Estrela

Tuesday December 1st: Coffee and ThreadMax CaliforniaSew ThriftyConversas de Hermanas

Wednesday December 2nd: Just Add FabricSprouting JubeJubeThread Riding HoodFrom a Box

Thursday December 3rd: Rebel and MaliceSew Shelly SewCreate 3.5Made by Sara

Friday December 4th: A Jennuine LifeLulu & CelesteSew Out of ControlPetit à Petit and Family

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