I am always excited when Oliver + S releases new patterns. Their spring line this year is awesome looking. I ordered the Roller Skate pattern the first day it was available on their web shop. I knew I wanted to make Miss H's Easter dress with it.
I started with a top before the dress just to make sure it made sense and that it would fit the way I wanted. I just love the whale fabric. At first I didn't love the V-notch collar, but now I think it looks great. The 2T fits well with room to grow.
I made the same size dress, but modified the collar a little bit. For some reason the dress seems much larger than the top, even though I used the same length of elastic around the middle. I am wondering if the shape of the neck makes the fit change. It was a little big looking, but again it is for a little girl who is growing quickly.
This is an easy pattern to sew and understand. The most time consuming part I have found is transferring the elastic casing stitching line markings. I couldn't figure out how to get the bow on the dress tied horizontally to save my life. I would love to make more of these, and will probably try to modify the pattern a little bit again so that I can have different fabrics on the top and bottom of the dress.