Oliver + s Rollerskate dress flipped

I couldn’t resist the temptation to buy a discount Oliver + s pattern as part of the ‘flip this pattern’ by Frances Suzanne. I regretted not getting involved with the Elegance and Elephants game last month. I figured I didn’t have to do the flip, just take advantage of the deal…

I couldn’t really help myself and had *all kinds* of ideas. I eventually went with the idea of a bubble dress. I don’t think we really share an aesthetic so don’t hold a very hope of making much of an impression, I still wanted to play along anyway.

Here’s my version, a bubble rollerskate:

Some of the details:


I didn’t have the most cooperative model today so these are the best shots I got:

We had friends around and she just wanted to go play. This a  great dress for that, sweet and girly but not at all restrictive. She’s carried on wearing it all day so it sems to have a thumbs up.
She even helped make it:

Pattern: Modified Oliver + s Rollerskate dress
Fabric: Fine wale corduroy
Embroidery: Huups
Ribbon: Farbenmix

I did take some photos as I went along if anyone is interested in a tutorial.


12 thoughts on “Oliver + s Rollerskate dress flipped

  1. Shirley, you’re so fast!
    She actually has a fever now so I feel pretty bad for making her pose. She’s usually so good and helpful (like sewing a few seams) but we have so few sunny days like this in the middle of winter and I wanted to grab my chance whilst I had it.
    Thanks for your comment,
    suzie recently posted…Oliver + s Rollerskate dress flippedMy Profile

    • Thank you Ajaire. I thought I wouldn’t be the only one with the bubble idea!
      Both my kids are keen to sew, which lovely to share with them although a little frustrating sometimes when I just want to get on with things. My boy needed to fix something the other day and it was a delight to see him come in, turn on the machines, change the thread colour and do a quick repair without needing any help.
      Thanks again,

  2. We are such suckers for bubble dresses!! This is such a neat ‘flip’ using that technique. So sorry your little one is under the weather, but how awesome it is that she shares your love for sewing…. Glad to see you ‘playing along’ with us this month!
    Frances Suzanne recently posted…A Flag Girl in the Making??My Profile

    • Thank you for your lovely comment. She’s all back on top again today, a day off school and she’s right as rain. Thanks for organising a great competition – 12 months is quite a commitment!

    • Thanks, Rachel. I wanted to get it done fairly early because I was sure there would be others thinking about the same idea!
      I love Russian dolls, too. I guess that’s pretty obvious.

    • Thank you so much. I think it makes a lovely dress, too. Very comfortable and not restrictive to wear yet quite girly.
      This is one of my most used embroideries!

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