As you probably know by now, Filles a Maman is one of my favorite designers for children. Mel Henry is such a wonderful, humble person that I always love working with.
Mel is Canadian, and primarily speaks French. Now, I learned French in middle school and failed miserably. Just couldn’t develop an ear for it. But sewing for Mel means chic designs that american pattern makers just don’t come up with. American designers have a very different sense of style.
The Petit Oiseau oozes with just that sense of chicness. A lovely flounce that goes from one shoulder, across the chest and down the other arm, cut on the bias, makes this regular tee shirt transform into something special. I used a rayon spandex for this version, with a cotton lycra solid for the flounce.