Last week I got to share my version of the new Oliver + S Roller Skate Dress + Tunic. This week, Kristin, Jessica and I are sharing the Pinwheel Dress + Tunic (both patterns are available for sale on the Oliver + S site now)!
This is the 2nd of two new patterns being released by Oliver + S this spring. This pattern comes with two pieces, a tunic and a slip dress, meant to be layered or worn separately. Jessica blogged her awesome combo of the two pieces yesterday. And Kristin made a cute summery sleeveless tunic for her little one. I went with the simple slip dress with no modifications.
The slip dress is a pretty fast and easy sew. The way it is constructed with straps sewn in between the dress and the facing is pretty brilliant – I love learning new things like that! The hardest part for me was attaching the flounce to the dress, but just follow the directions, take your time, and snip the curve a TON (this will all make sense when you’re sewing it ).
For the bias tape, I used this gorgeous Nani Iro double gauze Little Letter bias that I bought from my favorite Nani Iro supplier, Miss Matatabi. I had been saving it for the perfect project and I just couldn’t pass up this opportunity to compliment the clean linen with this sweet floral trim.
When I first saw the pattern, I could definitely see the appeal, but it wasn’t necessarily my style. I’m so glad that I had this opportunity to sew it up though because I ended up really enjoying both picking out the perfect fabrics to make the garment “me” and the whole sewing process.
When this picture was taken I had just asked Yuki what she thought of the dress and she looked down and said, “It’s beeautiful!” Hee hee.