Friday, March 27, 2009

My first Oliver + S Tea Party Sundress turned out nice!

I've sewn nearly all of the Oliver +S patterns, however this was the first Tea Party & Bloomers pattern for me to have personally sewn.
As with all of the others from this designer, I found the pattern to go together quite simply from start to finish. Unlike most button-on-the-shoulder dresses, only the bodice is lined, therefore it uses less fabric.

The flat piping trim is optional. I happen to be a piping addict.....and feel it is worth the little extra time spent adding it. My addiction stems from the 1980's when I learned to smock. All of those smocked outfits were trimmed with baby size piping. I still can't let go of the that detail, but Oliver + S says it is "optional".

This Sundress is a size 3T and sewn with Amy Butler fabric : Park Fountains- fuchsia Midwest Modern II and Fresh Poppies.
Immediately after completing this one I started sewing up another which I'll post soon!

1 comment:

  1. Yours is adorable too! Love the piping on the skirt, I'll have to do that next time!


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