|Oliver + S: OS038RSD (Roller Skate Dress and Tunic) - Type:Kids(boys & girls) |
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|Reviewed by:||Lori V|
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|Posted on:||7/22/13 11:05 PM |
Oliver + S Pattern Info
|Pattern Rating:||Highly Recommend |
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|Fabric:||Cotton - Quilting [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: |
This fully lined dress can also be made as a tunic, with two different styles for each length. All views include built-in cap sleeves, Empire-waist elastic casing, and keyhole-with-button opening at back. Views A and C feature a ribbon bow detail at the front casing; Views B and D include a contrasting neck facing with V notch.Pattern Sizing:
6 months to size 12
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, with a few changes
Were the instructions easy to follow?
The instructions were wonderful, easy to follow with several construction hints throughout.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I liked the basic style, the ability to make changes and really personalize this dress.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I used the dress version but redrafted the pattern so I could use one fabric for the bodice and another for the skirt. Lily wanted orange in her dress and that is one of the colors in the stripes. I used the elastic casing lines from the pattern for the division from bodice and skirt, adding 3/4" to these pattern pieces for the casing
I added pockets to the side seam.
Kay Whitt of Sew Serendipity inspired me with her use of ruffles, pleats, bands at the hem and other embellishments. I decided to use my ruffler for my sewing machine and pleat the green fabric for the hemline of Lily's dress. I chose the pleats over gathering because I felt it was an older look.
I added length to the lining of the dress so the seam of the pleat to the dress would be covered, I used a hot pink quilting cotton for the lining.
Now to the neckline, I wanted to use the yoke which would allow me to add another fabric to the dress. I decided a piping would look nice on the yoke plus add some contrast between the green and yoke print. We picked hot pink.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I would sew it again for another little girl and who knows maybe a granddaughter someday.
This is an excellent pattern, perfectly drafted. I really enjoyed sewing this dress for a good friend's daughter.
This is my second challenge for The Super Online Sewing Match and there are many more pictures on
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