First up, is a dress that I've had in my imagination for quite a while. I bought the fabric for it last fall and I may or may not have forgotten about it until last week.
This is the oliver+s Tea Party Dress, I've made two other versions, here and here. This pattern is special to me because it is what brought me to oliver+s. I saw a version on a blog (can't remember which one) and I instantly fell in love with it. I ended up purchasing the Birthday Party Dress as my first o+s pattern but the Tea Party has always had a special place in my sewing heart.
Making this dress was bitter sweet as I made a size 5 and the pattern only goes up to size 5. I think Miss B will be able to wear this again next summer as it is pretty roomy and I can easily add length if I make another next summer. But still, it's always sad when your kids size out of a pattern. Or maybe I'm just weird.
The fabric is from Hobby Lobby, just not-fancy quilting cottons.
I lined the bodice with a white kona cotton and the black piping is vintage from my stash. And that fuzz in the pictures above, that's cat hair in case you were wondering. :)
I finished the hem differently than the pattern called for because hand sewing was the last thing I wanted to do, but I like how it turned out. I think it is pretty cute. The seams were finished with a clean finish edge which added some nice contrast to the outside of the dress.
And that's it! Happy Kid's Clothes Week day #1! I leave you with some extra cuteness. Please, excuse Mr. Ben who is still in his pajamas.