Sunday, October 17, 2010
Oliver + S: Birthday Party Dress
Back up a couple of months: my sister asked if I would make Isabella a dress for her baptism. Eeek! It's been a high pressure gig to be sure; I knew my sister and brother-in-law didn't necessarily want an elaborate Christening gown, but in some ways that made the situation a wee bit scarier. I should know how to make a dress, right? I mean, I make them all the time.
Carolyn picked out a cream coloured cotton with small purple dots for the dress, and I suggested the Birthday Party Dress pattern from Oliver + S. The dress closes in the back with buttons, and for the buttonholes I chose a variegated purple/grey thread.
There are still a whole lot of imperfections, but somehow, I don't think Isabella--or Carolyn--will mind that much.