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!