Have y'all seen the new Oliver and S fall patterns? I was sort of on the fence about them, I mean I knew I would buy them eventually, but then I saw this dress and was completely sold, and had to
rip it off compliment it.
This is the Carousel Dress, I measured the girls and they both fit in to the size 3T in chest and length, I normally have to lengthen for them.
I had planned to use Elizabeth's for family pictures later this month, but it kind of doesn't photograph very well. I likely will still use it because I am sort of pressed for time.
I really enjoyed this dress, it was quite quick and a very easy sew. I thought the pockets were really neat, they are slightly bigger than the side panels so that the stand out a bit.
Not that you can really tell, but I cut the pockets on the bias to give it a little interest and break up the stripes a bit.
Then there is Ms. George, she absolutely loves purple. I saw this pin and loved it, but still wanted to keep the pockets as they are both obsessed with pockets lately. I am a little worried it is a little too loud, or too many colors, but she just loves this dress so much and kept asking when I would be done.
I call that a pretty satisfying sew, when they are antsy for you to finish then you know they like it.
I really love how the back is with the sleeve bands and hem, that would even be a fun color block idea, front, pockets, sleeves, neckband one color then sleeve bands and hem another.
All in all, I really liked this pattern. My only struggle was with the back facing, it is rounded and I couldn't get it to iron evenly to topstitch, luckily it is on the inside so I am the only one who knows (well, and now all of you).