Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Sewing Stream: Sundresses

A few months ago I promised to post some of the things I've been working on for Halcyone. So here's the first post! I had a hard time figuring out how to break these up, but here are the sundresses. Most of the things I've made come from Oliver + S patterns.

This is the Oliver + S Badminton Dress pattern. I love love love the scalloped hem. Don't you? I made size 18-24 months for my 20 month old daughter. It's a little big, but it works! We have loved layering it over a t-shirt and jeans and wearing it just by itself. The scallops look difficult, but if you follow the pattern they're pretty easy! The top casing and ruffles were a little more persnickity to line up.

The second dress is a version of the ever popular pillowcase dress. I've never really liked the pillowcase dresses because, well, they look like flimsy pillowcases. My mom found this awesome tutorial using fat quarters with multiple fabrics and well-finished seams. I have a stack of Amy Butler fat quarters that I just love. I love them so much I'm afraid to use them. But I liked this pattern enough that I cut them up. I really like the way it turned out. This pattern runs a bit big. I had to make a 12-18 month pattern smaller to fit my daughter. It looks like summer to me!

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