The great thing about having a late winter – cold has finally arrived (although I’m keeping my fingers crossed that it won’t stay for too long), is that I get to show what I sew back in November (almost 4-months ago) without feeling too bad about it.
I made the dress using a soft grey wool flannel remnant from my local fabric shop and added a tiny Liberty bow at the waist. It was that simple!
I didn’t made any major adjustments to the pattern, other than using full lining instead of facings and couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome.
No matter how many I made of these dresses, I ended up loving them all – it’s such a versatile pattern and it lends itself to various interpretations and quite an array of styles, that it’s almost impossible to sew it only once.
There’s not much to add on the quality of Oliver+S instructions (perfect as usual). As for the sizing, and for this particular pattern, I selected a larger size for the bodice and sleeves (went 2 sizes up) and use her measurements for the skirt (I added a couple of inches to the wideness in order to maintain its fullness).
Seriously, what’s not to love about such a versatile pattern?
On a final note, she’s wearing it with the Swiss dot blouse from the new Citronille book (here).
Pattern: Playtime Dress from Oliver and S | digital pattern (pdf)
Size made: 10 for bodice and 8 for skirt, with added wideness (pattern ranges from 6 months to 12 years)
Difficulty: Confident Beginner (based on my opinion)
Fabrics used: Wool flannel with added Liberty bow
xo Ana Sofia