This might be my last fall wardrobe sewing post. I assure you these outfits were all completed in time for fall, for those of you who are wondering why I’m still sewing a “fall wardrobe” in winter conditions.
First up, because parties are (almost) always more fun than school, a party dress!
It’s just another peasant dress using a super slinky soft jersey with an added bow at the neckline cut from an old blouse. It’s fun and colorful enough for a dinner out or birthday party, but comfy and easy to wash to meet my 4 yr old’s criteria.
And a slightly more subdued but equally adorable school dress (um, even though my daughter is not in a school of any kind. Unless you count Abby’s Flying Fairy School on Sesame Street. She attends that daily.)
This is an Oliver + S Jump Rope Dress (now out of print). I added red piping to the collar and pockets and used red thread for all top stitching to make it pop. Z calls it her “Fern Dress” because she thinks it looks like something that would be worn in Charlotte’s Web. Works for me!
I don’t think I have to proclaim my love for Oliver + S, since I just mentioned our betrothal in my last post, but just in case you thought this was a marriage of convenience, let me assure you that it is a true love match. I love love LUUURRVE Oliver + S! We didn’t even sign a pre-nup.
PS: I wasn’t going to say anything, but I think you faithful blog readers deserve to know why that last dress didn’t get better photography. It’s because my daughter refused to take it off for about 3 days, and one morning tried to put it on without any help and ripped a few holes in the bodice. I haven’t been able to face the mending since this dress took me a solid 3 days to make and just looking at the holes made me weep like a small child, but I think I may be ready to face it like a big girl now. Any pointers? They’re just vertical rips extending about 3 inches above the waistline. That’s the problem with chambray, I guess. Or a combination of chambray, buttons, and impatient preschoolers.