Summer Sewing - Seashore Sundress....

Friday, May 10, 2013

Say that ten times fast....

My plan was to skip summer sewing, and start on a fall wardrobe.  Julia really has probably enough clothes to last her for this summer.  She has tons of shorts, and a bunch of t-shirts and dresses. 

I decided to make her one last summer dress and use a size 4 pattern to gauge how much difference there is between a size 3 and a size 4 and decide what size I'd start sewing for the fall...which is, 4 months away, after all.

I used the Seashore Sundress pattern from Oliver + S.  I made a straight size 4 - no modifications.  I added bias piping, and I definitely was pleased with the effect, but it was a bit more work.

I used this fabric from Aneela Hoey's Posy - Ditsy Lily of the Valley - it's very understated, and I love the color...

The pattern is really cute - very girly.  Two little pockets in the front that my child was obsessed with....before the dress was on her for ten minutes, the pockets were filled with little seashells...

So, I think that looking ahead for fall sewing, I could still probably get away with a size 3 for several more months, but I think I'm going to start adding up to a 5 length.

Goofy kid!


  1. I really really like this dress! The size 4 fits her pretty good. That'll be cute in the fall too with a turtle neck and tights and dark mary janes to match the piping... I'm putting this pattern on my list

    1. Thanks! I'll definitely use the size 4 again....maybe a bit longer for fall wear.

  2. Such a cute dress! Is it an easy pattern? I am looking for "easier" patterns to sew. On another note, can you please tell me if you have any fabrics from Aneela Hoey - I love all her lines. I did notice you have a pretty green flowery fabric from Posey. Is that the only one?
    Thank you!

    1. Thanks Susan! It is a very easy pattern...if I were a new to sewing, I may leave out the piping, otherwise, it's really easy and well-written as are all the Oliver + S patterns.

      Here's a link to all the Aneela Hoey fabric we have - - I don't know if you saw her announcement on her blog that she's got a new line coming to shops in January - with cats! It looks totally adorable and we'll be getting in the shop for sure!

      Thanks again, and if you try the pattern out and have difficulty, you can email me, or always look on the Oliver + S website in their forums section....there's always tons of information there.