14.4.14

Sophie's Garden Party Dress

I (Suzanne) also made a Garden Party Dress for KCW last week.  Turned out fabulously!  This is the second Oliver + S pattern I've made and I do love working from them.
She measured between a  size 5 and 6 so I made the 6 with a 7 length.  I could've gone with a 5 but now it'll fit longer, right?
I need to move the loop and button up!

Not quite the scenic pictures as Alisa posted but we're planning a trip to the Fraser Valley in a few days so we'll get to see the mountains in all there glory!  Very excited to see all our family there too!!  Maybe we'll even get a picture of our girls in their Garden Party Dresses :)

Garden Party Dress by Oliver + S

We had a little photo shoot on the way home from church so you can see the Garden Party Dress in action.  Nothing like the backdrop of Mt. Cheam and a gorgeous spring day for a good photo!


I made a size 6 with a size 8 length and it fits with room to spare.  She is very slim and actually measured slightly less than the size 5 measurements.


Fabric is from Fabricland.  It was actually $1.50 per metre bought this past fall on a sale.  The coordinating fabric was from a fat quarter bought at Hamels but I only used a small part of it.  So the fabric for this dress was only $4!


The pattern was easy to follow.


This week these two are going to be 5 and 7 years old.  Good thing I have Joshua!


I enjoyed sewing through Kids Clothes Week but this week I have to get back to some other stuff.  Have a good week!

12.4.14

KCW Day 6

Suzanne: I managed to sew today!  (Well, I should say, tonight, as it's reeeally late now!).  I got Sophie's Garden Party Dress finished except for the button and loop.


11.4.14

KCW Day 5

Alisa:  My hour of sewing today produced 2 pairs of leggings for Carolin.  I should have called it Carolin Clothes Week.  We'll see if I get to my sewing room tomorrow.  I have plans to do a few small things...


10.4.14

KCW Day 4

Alisa: It's a terrible photo, but I had to share!  Except for the hem this dress is finished.  I am happy with it and have plans to make another one soon.  I'll do a post with some proper photos soon.


9.4.14

KCW Day 3

Alisa: Hello there!  How's everyone doing with Kids Clothes Week?  Today I sewed for just over an hour and made the back of the Oliver + s Garden Party Dress.  Maybe I can squeak a bit of time in tonight on it too.  Loving it so far!


Suzanne: I finished tracing all the bathing suit pieces (11 x 3!) and got one cut out.  Still feels like I have nothing to show for it but most of the hard work is done!

I also have to share what else I was doing today.  Working on this custom quilt - absolutely love how it's turning out!


8.4.14

KCW Day 2

Alisa:

Today was spent cutting out and sewing a Round Neck Top for Carolin.  I have made this as a shirt many times but it's been a long time.  And I'm kind of disappointed because it just barely fits, as you can see in the photo.  (I just have it pinned here, still have to put the buttonholes on.  This is actually the first pdf pattern that I ever bought.  Here's a quick photo - I'll take some more when it's sunny.


Suzanne:
No pictures from me but I did spend a couple hours cutting out Sophie's dress and tracing swim suit patterns for all three girls.  Definitely the least fun part of sewing for me and it takes a long time!  Hopefully the sewing goes a little quicker and I have something to show for all my time by the end of the week :)