When I played badminton, I didn't usually wear a dress, but my girls like dresses more than I ever did...so, I made them two Oliver + s Badminton Dresses (view c)! They can run around playing badminton just like I did, only they will do it in style!
These dresses have so many cute details, I love them.
The fabric is from Joann's, it's part of the Spring 2012 collection from Little Lisette. It's a nice study cotton, so smooth and not flimsy at all. Yes, it was sitting in my stash for over a year before I used it. That's pretty typical for me these days, nothing creative gets done quickly with a job and four kids.
Hooray for finally buying some size tags! No more guessing on sizes.
I "turned and stitched" all the seams for a neat, finished look. I'm all about creative ways of finishing seams lately. I think that trend started because my serger died. The hem facing is a contrasting yellow plaid that I picked up at Joann's, I also used it for the trim on the front. I sewed a size 2 and 4 for the girls, they are a roomy fit so these can be worn next year, too. This was the last time my girls can both wear a dress made from the same pattern set. So sad! Sad because they are growing and sad because I have to spend twice as much on two set of patterns.
If sewn with flannel, these would make adorable nightgowns, don't you think?