I Finally Got to Sew....

Sunday, May 11, 2014

I finally got to sew the Oliver + S Garden Party Dress.

These patterns have been out for a couple of months.  Since I have a shop, I immediately ordered them for the shop.  But, the minute they were released, I immediately downloaded the Garden Party Dress.  I loved it that much!  But, I haven't had time....

Finally, I took the time.

I've got work, housework, another blog post due for Sew-A-Bration of Womanhood.  But, I really just had to sew this pattern.

I had the fabric - a really great cotton lawn from Robert Kaufman's London Calling line.  It wasn't crazy expensive or anything, but I really loved it and wanted it to be used for the perfect project.

This is how reliable the Oliver + S patterns are - you can use the good stuff without worry.  I had never made this pattern before, but I knew it would fit the kid, and go together perfectly.  I was right.

A great pattern, yes?

Thanks for reading!  Stop back tomorrow because I'm going to be participating in the Sew Mama Sew giveaway day - I'll be giving away a $40 gift certificate to the shop!


  1. It's stunning. Love the black contrast. Lovely pictures too!

  2. This is ever so lovely Janice - the black is fabulous.

  3. Oh, so pretty! I love this lawn. I have some London Calling lawn in a pretty red floral - I was hoping it was destined to be something for me!! But the Garden Party dress is a perfect use for it, you're making me second guess myself!

  4. Gorgeous pics, Janice; Julia is getting prettier everyday - as I'm sure you know! So glad you found the time to make this dress, it's enchanting.

  5. It is gorgeous. I really love the fabric. I know what I am buying if I win your give-away. And I will probably buy it if I don't win.

  6. I really love your version - the contrasting bands make the floral print stand up even more and the colors look so great on Julia!

  7. What a cute dress! I'd love for you to link this up with this week's Tuesday Sews Giveaway at PiePie Designs: http://www.piepiedesigns.com/2014/05/tuesday-sews-giveaway-may-13.html

  8. I have been doing circles around this dress pattern (figuratively that is....) wondering if I like this pattern. Yours I think has sold me on it. What a lovely dress, and your daughter's smile is precious.