For mother's day I was treated to three new oliver + s patterns, Yippee! They are so cute and classic. It wasn't exactly a surprise that I would be getting them, so I spent the Saturday before searching through my stash for some prints that would complement the patterns.So far have made the Seashore Dress and the Class Picnic Blouse. Both patterns were easy to follow and didn't take too much time. Because my little one is on the slim side, I went with the 2T size for both patterns even though by height she is almost a 4T.
The Seashore Dress ended up being her birthday dress this year. The fabric was from my stash, I bought it about a year ago when I was first getting into sewing. I've been waiting to use it until my skill matched the cuteness of the print. I think it took more time to trace a than it did to actually sew it together. The ultimate validation was when my husband changed Sophie into dress for church after trying on a Target dress first.
The Class Picnic pattern includes a blouse and shorts. The blouse is kind of a more finished peasant blouse. The yoke is smooth and the sleeves have elastic sewn in at the neckline. It was very easy to make and could be adapted in many ways. The fit is quite loose, but I think that's how kids clothes should fit. It will be great when it reaches 100 in a few weeks. I used a Liberty for Rowan print that I had in my stash. It is a quilting cotton, I haven't shelled out the big bucks for true Liberty fabric yet.