Friday, February 26, 2016

Kid's Clothes Week: Croquet Dress

This may be one of my favorite dresses I've made in a while! I made one when Miss H was a toddler, and it didn't fit her very well. I recently found the next size range in this pattern on sale and have been holding onto it for a few months, working up the courage to give it another shot. A couple days ago I was going through my fabric and patterns, trying to come up with my next Kid's Clothes Week project, and nothing was working for me. Eventually I found this cactus print at the bottom of a bin, and some coordinating solid coral. Because Miss H has grown so much recently, our pattern selection in her size is limited, so we landed on this Croquet Dress pattern. It fits sooooo well!

Pattern: Oliver + S Croquet Dress
Size: 5
Fabric: Cacti Field in Festival from Morning Walk by Leah Duncan for Art Gallery, and a solid coral from American Made
Changes: I added 2 inches to the bottom of the skirt length. Next time I will top stitch the collar down around the edges. I thought about it this time because I was worried that it would pop up or wash funny, but talked myself out of it. It does pop up funny on the initial wearing, so we will see how it washes.


  1. Oh my gosh, I love it!! That fabric! It's such an old fashioned dress (very turn of the century or teens/twenties - you know low waisted dresses started as little girl's wear and when the flappers took the look, it was a very "young" look to the eyes at that time) but this fabric updates it wonderfully! And the pink waist and collar are perfect.

  2. I so love this dress.
    What a gorgeous version and the pop of neon is very crisp and modern.
    My, but she is adorable.
    xx N


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