Friday, January 27, 2012

Hopscotch dress

This is actually the second dress that I've made from this pattern, Hopscotch Skirt, Knit Top + Dress by Oliver + S (of course). I still need pictures of the first one, but I wanted to post pictures of this one before I forgot. I've also made a shirt version that I love. Post to follow!

I really like this pattern. Only five pattern pieces, and after making it once, it goes together really quickly. Patterns like this makes me love my serger even more. I could make this without it, but it would take a lot longer and be a lot more frustrating, especially with the polyester jersey. That stuff is slippery!

She picked out the fabric. I think it's cute, reminds me of Missoni stuff.  She calls it her 'zig-zag dress'.

A little hard to see past the pattern, but I love the crossover neckline.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Winter coat

This is actually the second coat that I've made from this pattern, School Days Jacket and Coat by Oliver + S. And looking back, I don't think I ever posted the first one, so I'll have to do that later.

The main fabric is an aqua babywale cotton corduroy.

The lining is a fun 100% cotton quilting fabric. Look at the owls! So cute. I also added a Thinsulate inner lining, so it's super warm (and a little poofy, too).

I made it in a size 6, so it's a little big, but I wanted to make sure it would fit her next winter, too. I think she likes it.