Last Friday night, I sewed up this cute cute dress for Reagan to wear for her birthday photos. I LOVE how it turned out!!
Oliver + S pattern that I bought on sale at my local quilt shop for $5 a few months ago! It's the Family Reunion Dress, which I think it's just plain ol' sweet.
What are you wearing to the reunion? This charming, classic dress pattern features pintucked pleats at the front and back, a choice of button tab or ruffle embellishment at the front, and a sweet neckline. Gently gathered short sleeves, our signature hem facing with topstitched detail, and buttons up the back complete the look. The dress can also be shortened into a blouse.
I made a 12 to 18 month size, and it was definitely too big for Reagan. In her birthday photos, we had the back of her dress pinned together with a a hair bow (because I didn't have her try it on before we went). As with all Oliver + S patterns, it was super easy to put together. The directions were really easy to follow and clear, rand it didn't take me too long. I had everything cut out on Thursday night, and literally sewed this up in about two hours. I did change the back of the dress. The pattern called for the dress to have buttons down the back, and I decided to put in a zipper instead. With Reagan, zippers are super easy and getting her to hold still to button her up is next to impossible.
Creative Sewing Machine Center.
Of course, it photographed well for her birthday photos. Overall, I'd call it a success. When I finished it and showed it to my husband, I told him that I was starting to feel like a real seamstress. I made a dress in an evening, and it looked like it came from a baby boutique. :)
I'm linking up to Andrea at The Train to Crazy and with Justine at Sew Country Chick