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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so excited for you to sew your first Oliver and S pattern – I’m sure it won’t be the last!:) The Roller Skate pattern is probably one of my favorites as it’s so versatile and great for little girls on the go. I love your version – that fabric choice is so fresh and clean looking. Great contrast fabric choice.
The dress looks wonderful. I have been a little hesitant about the ollie+s patterns but it is good to see and hear that they are well worth it.
Great job, Marte! Looks so fresh anc crisp. Love the fabric
This is so fresh and fun, and that soft little bow adds the perfect touch! Love it!
Lovely and fresh. I love this pattern.
It’s lovely! Like everyone else I love O+S patterns – although the Roller Skate Dress has never been my favourite…until now! Your version has inspired me…will have to stock up when I’m in the States. x
Mooi, de twee stoffen passen perfect bij mekaar!
Oliver + S patterns are my favorites by far! I love the clothes design. And the overall design is gorgeous too. Not to speak of the instructions…
Your dress turned out beautifull! That fabric is lovely and I think I will try to get it to sew something for my daughters!
Heel mooi, ik maakte een jongenshemdje uit dit stofje en werkte het met precies dezelfde kleur ‘mint’ af!
Beautiful dress! I think the mint for the neckline is definitely a PERFECT match :)
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Love these colors!
The cute little yellow bow is just perfect!
Beautiful!! It is a very very very nice dress!!
Just gorgeous! That fabric is divine, I’ll have to add it to my wishlist :) I love the yellow bow – simple and elegant.
We will gladly take credit for encouraging you to sew your first Oliver and S pattern! Be warned: THEY ARE ADDICTING!! Excited to see what else you have in store using their patterns…
This was my first O&S pattern too! :) I love the fabric you used. And I agree that it’s nice to sew up a pattern the way it’s meant to be sewn the first time. Then you can run wild the next hehe.
I love your choice of fabrics, so pretty :)
It is so beautiful, Marte! The lovely, airy fabrics showcase the pattern perfectly. Great work!