More Oliver + S

Here’s the final installments of the dress-a-thon for my friend who has moved with her family of four girls to Tokelau. I have continued with the Oliver + s patterns and hope that they fit OK.

For the 8 year old I made a Badminton skort and top. I have always been intrigued by how this top is made so quite enjoyed having the secret revealed. Quite clever really and whilst fiddly not as difficult as I had imagined. I went with cool green colours as this girl is not a pink and frilly type.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I had no coordinating green ribbon so went with a contrasting blue. Should have definitely done some ironing but I was just about to package them of for a boat journey so couldn’t bring myself to!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is the skort. I would like it fuller I think but that’s hard to modify because of the scalloped hem. I’m hoping I get to see a photo of it worn to assess this.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I had no coordinating poplin so I cut up an old bedsheet for the skort. Please don’t tell!

 

For the older sister I used the Seashore sundress pattern I have made before. I wanted to make this more grown up so went with a mature colour. I hope it is appreciated and I didn’t go too far. I couldn’t resist however sneaking a little decoration with decorative stitching and a little ribbon tag. The colour of this matches better in real life. Honest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s the three dresses I have to post all together. One was already given before they left.

 

I hope they are liked and appreciated.

Warmest,
Suzie

Flowers and polka dots

This is my next item for the KCWC. There’s no way I’m going to get through all the things I hoped to but at least some things are crossed off the list.

This is Oliver and S patterns seashore sundress. I feel more than a little disloyal since I’m really a Farbenmix girl through and through. I bought a few of the Oliver and S patterns because I saw them described as being like a taking a course in sewing and since we live so rurally attending a course is really difficult and the on line ones are quite expensive. Did I say I bought a few? Well, maybe a little more than a few…..I got a good deal, OK?

Even though I was trying a O&S pattern I still wanted to stay with the Euro look that I really love but decided to pass on the embroidery as both the fabrics are pretty busy. As I was sewing Elsa was sitting on the bed strumming the guitar and singing “Flowers and polka dots is all I love to wear..”. Flowers and Polka dots it was.Not the best photos, just had to follow her around the garden as she chatted to her friend!

Pattern: Oliver +s Seashore Sundress. Size 5 with size 6 length. Should have made a 6.
Fabrics: Riley Blake Sugar and spice & Polytex flowers

Warmest,
Suzie