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book report

Can I just rave again about how much I love Oliver + S patterns?  In case you haven’t heard me do this particular rave before?  I love them.  Fashionable yet classic, lovely details, beautiful finishes, sensible pdf layouts, yada yada yada.

Oliver + S Book Report Dresses

Oh, I am SO happy with these dresses. Very, very happy! I shall now proceed to rave on about them and subject you to way too many photos. Because my girls look so adorable in them! Shall we start with Stella? Since I finished hers first.

Oliver + S Book Report Dress for Stella - size 5

So, for the details. The fabric: printed cotton pique from Spotlight, purchased from a discount table at the end of last year. Best bargain ever! It has the most delightful weave and texture. And I paired it with denim.

Oliver + S Book Report dress size 5 for Stella

Ignore the number on the hanger, I made this in size 5. It fits her nicely. The details that I love? The tucks at the centre front of the neckline. This is repeated at the back, but with a pleat.

Oliver + S Book Report dress size 5 for Stella

And check out those gorgeous little hidden pockets! Adorable!

Oliver + S Book Report dress size 5 for Stella

I suppose that we should move on to Clare’s dress too, before I’ve shown you all the details and you are subjected to exactly the same thing a second time around but in different fabrications! Clare’s was from the same Spotlight pique, but in an alternative colourway. The solid brown fabric is that faux stretch suede type fabric, and was a gift from a destashing friend. Thank you!

Oliver + S Book Report Dress for Clare - size 8

This time I made size 8 for Clare (now aged 10 and a half). Once again, it’s a nice fit. Same lovely details.

Oliver + S Book Report dress size 8 for Clare

Aren’t those little white flower buttons sweet? And we had exactly the right number! The sleeve cuffs are very straightforward. There is no placket, they just fold the sleeve in to narrow it with a button and buttonhole. Actually, there is nothing very difficult about the construction of this dress, and the instructions are excellent.

Oliver + S Book Report dress size 8 for Clare

Should I be concerned when my children start copying my typical blog modelling poses?

Oliver + S Book Report Dress for Clare - size 8

Or just be happy that they are being cooperative and are doing their best to show off a variety of views of the garments?

Oliver + S Book Report Dresses

A non-sewing, non-blogging friend of mine thought that last photo was like a “naughty child, face the wall” photo. That wasn’t the intention!

Oliver + S Book Report Dress for Stella - size 5

And I really love that I’ll get to see Stella wearing Clare’s dress when she’s older. Win win! I still have a few Oliver + S patterns in stash that I haven’t made up yet. Most of them are summer patterns. Expect to see that remedied before Christmas!

Oliver + S Book Report Dresses
Oh, I forgot to say! It’s the Book Report Dress! I bought a digital version – very handy when you want to make more than one size.

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