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Roller skate dress

By 02/07/2013Blog, Dress

Sewing an Oliver & S pattern was already for a long time on my todo list and when I saw the discount code at FrancesSuzanne for the Roller Skate Dress, that gave me the right impulse to buy my first Oliver & S! That’s right: my first O & S, because I will definitely buy some more. 


To be honest, I think the O & S patterns at rather expensive. But one thing was clear immediately: it’s really worth the money. The instructions are really clear and detailed and everything is soooo professional! I love this one already, that’s for sure! A pity that it’s only up to size 4 and then you have the buy the bigger sizes again…
I could have flipped the pattern for the ‘Flip this pattern’ sew along at FrancesSuzanne, but I didn’t. At first I wanted to have an idea on how the pattern is designed. Exploring a little bit! That’s what I like when I try new patterns. 
The pattern has some different options: you can choose to make a dress or a tunic with it. I preferred to sew the dress: always nice to just have this stand alone garment that is just the perfect outfit. 
At the end, I did feel like adding something to the pattern and I made a tinny little yellow bow. I was inspired by a dress by Ienemiene for this little detail. Thanks for the inspiration.
I really love this fabric from Michael Miller (Ripples Aqua) from the Ki & Ko shop. I just discovered this webshop and I think they have a beautiful selections of fabrics! More to follow…
When I was choosing the right colour thread, I took my emergency sewing kit (for Romania) and tried the transparent thread for the first time. It was a weird experience to sew with invisible thread because you can really hardly see it, but I can really recommend you to get you some. Always helpful for emergencies likes this one. 
I tried to match the arrows at the back but it didn’t turn out perfect. Still I’m still fairly happy with the result. 
The lining fabric is a treasure from the flee market. Always nice to find some meters of fabric form just 1 euro!! I think this mint colour matches perfectly with the Michael Miller.
Now I definitely got to find one of daughters to take some pictures. They’re not into photo shoots lately, so I’ll have to try to find a way to convince them! To be continued…

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