Handmade Oliver + S Spring Bubble Dress // Sewn

Oliver + S Popover Dress Sewn

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.

Oliver + S Popover Dress Buttons

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.

Oliver + S Popover Dress

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.

Handmade Dresses

Do you have any favorite kids clothing patterns? I might attempt another one soon.

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  1. Karen
    Posted April 29, 2016 at 10:55 am | Permalink

    Just too sweet, Katie! And the dress is adorable, too :)

  2. Posted April 29, 2016 at 12:11 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful! I love wildflower prints. I’ve made over a dozen of Made by Rae’s Geranium dresses for my daughters. My girls are also wearing Dana Made It’s Kid Shorts several times a week now that the weather has warmed up.

  3. Posted April 29, 2016 at 5:36 pm | Permalink

    Love these pictures!

    • Katie Blakesley
      Posted May 1, 2016 at 11:36 pm | Permalink


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