It’s Time for Dresses

One day, as I was hanging my daughter's clothes in her closet, I realized that she's outgrowing her dresses.  I like sewing dresses, but they take more time than whipping out a skirt.  I remembered that I bought a magazine years ago with an easy sundress pattern from Oliver + S in it, so, I got busy on tracing the pattern and selecting fabrics.  This is what I produced:

 

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I want to make more because it is a great way to use some fabric that I have stashed here, but, there's not much going on as far as shape, so maybe four is plenty for a summer.  Well, maybe just two more…

You can find this fast pattern for free at Oliver + S's blog.  

 

Speaking of Oliver + S, Above All Fabric is doing a sew-a-long for their Family Reunion Dress!

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The sew-a-long starts on June 13, 2011, so there's plenty of time to get ready!  Get all of the details on Melanie's blog.

I am participating and I'm excited about it!  My spawn needs a few dresses (obviously) and this will be perfect to get me going!  The pattern can be made into a dress or a blouse, so, I imagine that I'll be doing both.  The pattern sizing is 6 months to 12 years old, maybe you know someone that will want one!

 

I am hoping that everyone is safe today after the past few days of tornadoes in the midwest!  

 

2 thoughts on “It’s Time for Dresses

  1. I’m happy you are going to join in the Sew-Along! 🙂 I must try the Popover sundress– I printed out the pattern last summer and never got around to it! Thanks for reminding me!

  2. Wow! I love those little dresses. I would love to wear them but I know the scraps you have laying around would not even begin to cover what needs to be covered on this ole body…………….you know what I mean.
    Take pictures of that little cutie in those sweet frocks!

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