Fall KCW 2013 might be over, but there’s still a few garments to reveal.
The Book Report dress, is a comfortable, casual dress with lots of details (I love the hidden on-seam front pockets) but somehow it never appealed to me (too casual, boxy?!).
Yet, I kept admiring all the lovely creations with this pattern in the Oliver+S Flickr group and number 1) most of them don’t look “boxy” at all and number 2) I was willing to try a more casual style for my girl (usually, I tend to pick classic designs).
So, when a couple of months ago, Oliver+S had a huge sale on their paper patterns and I took the opportunity to add the Book Report pattern to my “collection” (I think I might qualify as a proud Oliver+S pattern collector, and I’m pretty sure I’m not alone …).
So, you may ask: Did I manage to sew a casual Book Report?
Obviously, the answer is “NO”:(
I’m totally hopeless when it comes to casual sewing, but at least I’m willing to keep on trying (any tips??).
(Note: She was obviously not so happy to model this dress. Not because she disliked the dress, but because she didn’t want to wear tights. She only agreed if she could be wearing the “wrong tight color”. 5-years old aren’t always funny, right?)
A closer look on the Book Report dress clever details:
Hidden on-seam front pockets:
Cute sleeve cuffs:
Front and back pleats:
This dress was really a pleasure to sew – no major issues with the instructions (Oliver+S step-by-step great instructions) and the fit was just right on my girl (for the next version, I will add a couple of inches to the length as I think it’s a bit on the short size).
Just in case you wonder, I used Viyella fabrics bought from here.
Happy sewing and see you tomorrow 🙂
xx, Ana Sofia