|Oliver + S: OS036FT (Fairy Tale Dress) - Type:Dresses|
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|Posted on:||12/27/12 4:38 PM |
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Oliver + S Pattern Info
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|Pattern Rating:||Highly Recommend |
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|Fabric:||Lawn [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Classic girl's dress with full skirt, fitted bodice, sleeve and collar options. Yes, it looked like the pattern envelope except for my changes. The instructions were, as always for Oliver and S, excellent. This pattern in particular walks learners through a full lining, crinoline and installing an invisible zipper. |
This is the fourth time I've made this one, though I only reviewed it once before. What I like about the pattern is the timeless styling and the reliable drafting. The instructions are like a sewing lesson with a great teacher, which beginners and intermediate sewists will appreciate. There is endless room for adaptations. With the right choices, this is as suitable for every day as for special occaisons. One version I made was sleeveless and collarless in gingham with only the bodice lined. It makes a wonderful casual summer dress.
If I were forced to find fault, it would have been nice to have more than one sleeve option included. I love the tulips sleeves, but a simple puffy sleeve woule be a great alternative.
For this special Christmas version, I used Liberty Tana lawn, "Emma and Georgina" with accents in crimson Robert Kaufman radiance. I lined the dress in white rayon basitste and used white tulle for the crinoline.
I redrafted the sleeves to a more traditional puff and finished them with a bracelet cuff. I added flat piping around the collar to give it some definition and I opted for a narrower sash that goes all the way around. I had already added a little room to the center front for her tiny belly, but this time I also eliminated the front darts in the hopes that she might squeeze into it next year as well. I used a 3T length in the skirt. More details and pictures are on my blog.
I plan to sew this one over and over again and can't recommend it highly enough!
eta: If you'd like to see how I altered the sleeves, the details are here.
Matching dolly dress details here.
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