A handmade dress deserves a photoshoot with the real camera, don’t you think? This little one is almost 18 months old, hard to believe sometimes.
I made coordinating dresses for my girls this spring, and it is funny how much my girls both love “matching.” This is the Oliver + S Bubble Dress pattern, which I have had for years but never made. I love the cute hemline on this dress!
Oliver + S patterns are well written and pretty easy to follow, although it helps when you give yourself more than a night to make the dress if you are an inexperienced garment sewist, like me. I ended up having to improvise a little. It seems this is the lesson I will never learn: don’t sew new patterns for the first time when you are tired/at night.
The fabric is from Heather Ross’s Far Far Away reprint (with Windham Fabrics). I’m not sure if it is still available or not. I think the dress would be beautiful in one of the prints from Sommer by Sarah Jane, which is currently available.
The pattern I have only goes up to 2T, so I need to hurry and make another one before she gets any bigger.
I plan to share the coordinating dress I made for my kindergartner next week.
Do you have any favorite kids clothing patterns? I might attempt another one soon.