Make more you say? Well I'd love too, but I had cut the pattern in size 7 and didn't want to deal with grading it up. (I'm way too lazy for that business!).
I broke down and re-bought the pattern just so I could make K more, because she has been begging me.
Welcome back Oliver + S Ice Cream Dress - you will get tons of wear so be prepared!
Oh, and why stop at one when you can have 3!
Now there are some pros and cons to assembly line sewing.
Pros are the obvious:
you do 1 step 3 times so no stopping to re-read as much
you have 3 finished items at the end in less time
you do 1 step 3 times, lol even if you don't like that step much
from start to finished item seems to take much longer as you have to do everything many times
cute little purple vintage button
I threw out my back almost 2 weeks ago now (just after I made my thurlows) and couldn't walk for like 4 days. at. all. It was misery and painful. After finally dragging myself in to the doctor, they let me know I also have a kidney stone. Thanks. I've been
Day 1: trace, pre-wash, cut fabric
Day 2: sew all 3 yokes
Day 3: sew pocket to front, middle panels, and yokes to middles
Day 4: sew bottoms and hem (then beg child to take pictures-bribing with anything necessary)
look at that pocket matching!
It worked out well. I could sew about 1/2 to an hour and then had to break before coming back to it again each day too. I thought I'd never have them done in time for school (which is creeping up Tuesday!).
Size: 12 in width, 10 in height - K is 8 yrs old and a 10/12ish in RTW
1 yard Acacia Raccoon Bluebell from fabric.com in March 2014 for $9.20
1/2 yard Acacia Pixel Dot Teal from fabric.com in March 2014 for $4.60
1/2 yard Cotton Voile Turquoise (lining) from fabric.com in June 2012 for $2.54
Blue Dress w/o pockets - rounded neck: $25.00
1/2 yard Picnic Pals Organic Small Floral Lavender from fabric.com in Oct 2012 for $4.99
1 yard Picnic Pals Organic Animals Blue from fabric.com in Oct 2012 for $9.98
3/4 yard Picnic Pals Organic Polka Dot Blue from fabric.com in Oct 2012 for $7.49
1/2 yard Cotton Voile Turquoise (lining) from fabric.com purchased for $2.54
Pink Dress with pockets: $13.06
3/4 yard Pink Linen from Hancock's in 2013 on clearance for $1.60
1 yard Wee Wander Summer Ride Seafoam from fabricworm.com in Feb 2014 for $9.46
3/4 yard White handkerchief cotton (lining) from Hancocks I don't know when but I'll guess $2
"Mom, I can't find the pockets?"
6 fabrics were stash and some from 2012! It was bittersweet using these up, lol.
I had forgotten how much work sewing these really is. The lining is separate for the yoke and bottom panel. It is sort of a pain to have to sew it up. In the future I'd opt for a full lining instead of a segmented one because I think it would save tons of time!
I love the simple style of these dresses and now shirt. Apart from all the flipping and sewing and whatnot, the instructions are extremely well written. I enjoy the many illustrations that help you out along the way. The pieces all match up too. I'm sure these will be in Miss K's rotation quite heavily.
I also have a top done and a partially finished dress but those are for another day. I always take inventory of what is needed for back to school but then it seems to fly up on me and Boom! "Mom, I have none of X to wear!" sigh. I still need to work on leggings and probably bottoms for K, T is good - for now. And Mom really wants some me-sewing-time!
(stash is anything purchased before this year)
Stash used: 5.5 yards
Fabric Out: 13 yards
Fabric In: 13.25 yards
Totals for the year to date:
Stash sew this year: 40.5 yards
Fabric out in 2014: 140.25 yards
Fabric in 2014: 154.5 yards
~ Happy Sewing! ~ Kristin ~