Friday, 14 April 2017

Oliver + S Rollerskate Pattern

I didn't mean to leave it so long to put up another blog post. I have been making a few things and my projects feel rather scattered at the moment. So I have tried to tie up a few loose ends, photograph the clothes I have made for the girls and tackle a few outstanding projects in my wip basket.

The pattern here is the Rollerskate dress/top from Oliver and S. I haven't used it an awful lot since buying it, mainly because Boo was at the top end of the sizing scale for the pattern and L wasn't there yet. Now that I can sew up a size 6 I remembered about this one.

I made a straight size 6 in the top and while it fit her well, I felt that the elastic casing was a bit too high on her chest. When she raises her arms, the elastic stays stuck and makes the fabric bunch. So for the dress I lowered it about an inch and it sits much better.

The top is make from a quilting cotton, lined with some plain white poplin. The fact that it is fully lined means that all those itchy seams are hidden away, perfect for this girl who won't wear anything uncomfortable.

I just love the dress version on her. The style of the bodice suits her and it is easy for her to get on and off. I only altered the position of the casing, everything else, length etc, was perfect.

L chose the robot fabric herself out of my stash. It is a pinwale corduroy that was earmarked for some cargo pants but works really well with this pattern. She loves her robot dress!

Leaving off the ribbon feature wasn't done by design but after it was worn hot off my machine I never got around to sewing the ribbon on. 
I think it should be left as it is, not too girly.

Isn't the print cute though? The robots are really fun to look at!

I think there will be a few more of these dresses and tops in her future!


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    1. Thanks Masha! I love sewing for her, even though she has enough hand-me-downs not to justify it!

  2. Love the robot print, it makes for such a cute dress!

    1. Thanks! One of the very few kiddie prints I have left, glad I got to use it up.

  3. Both look great Katy. I love how quick and easy, but still well finished this pattern is. Due a revisit myself...

    1. Very true! I wasn't taken with it upon its release but am glad I bought it in the end, its a great pattern!


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