Did you know that in Portugal, we celebrate Mother’s day on the first Sunday in May?
And guess, what I sew for Mother’s day?
Another dress! How obvious could that be?
Serious, I’m finding it a bit difficult to resist all the lovely (and fabulous to say the least) dress patterns out there (do expect more…).
This is Oliver+S Garden Party dress (there’s also a blouse version included, but the dress was calling my name) and I did took me quite a while to pick a fabric for it.
Initially, I was going to sew a chambray/Liberty version, but I was looking to something that could match the pattern name (Garden Party). I ended up finding it right in my stash (where else)! In case you’re interested, I purchased the fabric from here.
As I couldn’t find a matching fabric for this soft floral print I decided to use trimmings instead: 2 different trims were used for the front yoke and front/back waistband.
No further amendments were made to the original pattern (which is a size 6) besides using an elastic loop tape for the back opening (instead of the recommended thread chain, which I never managed to do properly).
To be honest, I was quite surprised (though I shouldn’t, being an Oliver+S pattern) to find how easy this dress was – the most challenging part was getting all the gathers properly placed, but other than that it was quite an easy sewing.
I will definitely be making a chambray/Liberty version next …
We didn’t get much action shots, but I can assure you that this dress is well-loved already (and it’s so so pretty on her).
Happy Mother’s Day!!
xx, Ana Sofia