Wednesday, March 16, 2011

A match made in heaven!

I love Heather Ross fabric and Oliver + S patterns, and it turns out that they are the perfect combination! Addy loved the Rapunzel print from Heather Ross's Far Far Away 2 collection from the first time that she saw it. So I pulled out my Oliver + S patterns and had her choose one. I had the Bubble Dress in mind already, and that's just what she picked!
 It turned out a bit shorter than I expected, so I might lengthen it if I make another dress from this pattern.
 The bubble skirt

 The back, with a 3-button closure

Back bodice and cap sleeve details.
I sewed this dress up in the size 4.
Fabric is a linen print
Lining is a very lightweight woven (it's actually the lining from a set of IKEA curtains!)
I was really happy with this pattern. It sewed up quickly and I like the techniques for the cap sleeve and bubble skirt.
Next time I will probably add a bit of length to the skirt and also change the back closure a bit. As you can see in the picture above, there's a short slit in the skirt beneath the button closure. The dress fits loose enough that the slit isn't necessary, and it tends to gape open a bit.
I'm slightly disappointed in my button choice. I went through my button stash and found 2 vintage buttons that were my grandma's that would have been perfect for this dress. But I wasn't happy with how the closure looked with just 2 buttons, so I chose these instead. These compliment the green well, though, and I do love the orange-red color. :)
I'm excited for the weather to get warmer, and I think Addy will even wear this for my step brother's wedding rehearsal!


Anonymous said...

Very nice! Love the fabric!

felicity said...

comPLETEly adorable! Especially her sneakers! The buttons look lovely - I think you're having residual disappointment because you couldn't use your Grandma's.

IKEA is a wonderful source of fabric. Which reminds me I need to go get some. :)