Handmade Oliver + S Roller-skate Dress // Sewn

Oliver + S Rollerskate Dress
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Last week I shared the spring Bubble Dress that I made my baby. Today I wanted to share a few photos of the Oliver + S Rollerskate Dress that I made my 6 year old. This is the second Rollerskate Dress that I have made.

Oliver + S Rollerskate Dress Front

I planned to add a bow or even a contrasting collar (like I did on the other one) but I let her choose, and she wasn’t a fan of either this time around. I would rather have a dress she loves to wear than one that looks exactly like I want it to.

Oliver +S Rollerskate Dress Details

I really love the cap sleeve on this dress. The fabric is from Heather Ross’s Far Far Away reprint (with Windham Fabrics). I actually bought the fabric to make the girls dresses *last* spring, but then we decided to move instead.

Oliver + S Rollerskate Dress Button Closure

Although the construction is fairly simple, I like the details–the button loop closure, the elastic at the waist, the way it is fully lined–I know I will make another one.

Oliver + S Dresses

Here is a shot from Easter–love these coordinating dresses on these cute girls!

Hello Darling Dresses

And because I never blogged about their Christmas dresses, here they are. Fabric: Hello Darling by Bonnie and Camille

Pattern: Rollerskate Dress (with contrasting collar) and Geranium Dress (pattern by Made by Rae) for the baby

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  1. Helen LeBrett
    Posted May 12, 2016 at 1:04 am | Permalink

    I was wondering what your experience has been with washing the dresses. I see that they are made out of quilting cotton: don’t they wrinkle quite a bit when you wash them? I’d love to find out your experience. Thanks!!

    • Katie Blakesley
      Posted May 14, 2016 at 3:41 pm | Permalink

      I prewash my fabric, and I haven’t found the wrinkling in the wash to be a problem like you might expect. I have probably made 7-10 cotton kids dresses, and they have been worn and washed over and over (mostly worn to church), and I have only ironed them once or twice? In this photo, they have been washed but not ironed. I haven’t found it it to be a problem or even slightly annoying. hope that helps!

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