Monday, February 22, 2016

Kid's Clothes Week: Garden Party Dress

I haven't participated in a couple of the recent Kid's Clothes Week seasons, but the timing for this one is perfect! Miss H has outgrown all of the warm weather dresses I made last year, as well as her skirts. I've chosen to ignore the suggested theme of toys (how do you make that into clothes?).

This dress is my first Garden Party dress, and I am in love with it! It was fun to sew and it fits very well. Grandma brought this fabric last week when she visited, and it is a hit!

Pattern: Garden Party Dress by Oliver + S
Size: 5
Fabric: Climbing Trees from the Tiger Lily collection by Heather Ross, pale green contrast is a Kona solid from JoAnn
Changes: I added 2 inches to the dress length at the bottom of the skirt. Also, if you are making the sleeveless version of this dress, note that the pattern length for the bias armhole binding is about an inch too short, so cut it longer!


  1. I love this sleeveless version!
    This pattern is also on my spring sewing list but I was thinking of making the short sleeve version (which I did before and love it as well). Now, I might need t consider it ...

  2. So pretty! The colors are perfect for her too.

  3. I really liked this dress pattern for party. Would like to give it a try for my daughter’s birthday which we are going to host at one of garden Chicago venues. Looking for awesome and unique decorations for her celebrations.


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