Saturday, 30 January 2010


In the last 2 afternoons, I managed to pop out these 2 Popover Sundresses. The pattern is by Oliver and S, but was printed in Sew Hip last summer. However you can download the pattern here. More info on their blog and info on how to make it reversible (I didn't).

One in check with rick-rack. I got a bit confused as to when I was meant to put that in, as I was using a woven fabric, I didn't have a right side and wrong side, but basically you insert in once you bring the yoke over to the right side, pop it in and then edge stitch it down! I like the rick rack adding a bit more interest to the dress.

And another using my left over apples and pears fabric that I used for the Heather Ross market bag. I had to cut the back piece from 2 pieces of fabric and sew a seam down the middle.
Again the look is totally different with the darker and bolder colours in this fabric. I do like the boldness of the apples and pears. I've also got a large piece of pink apples fabric by Sandi Henderson (I think the range was called Farmer's Market). I just need to pick up some contrast fabric for the yoke and binding and that will become a dress or 2!
For once my bias binding worked very nicely going around the curves like a dream.
The pattern is very easy to do, and I envisage on making several more of these in other sizes for my 2 nieces for the summer. These 2 are a present for friends we are visiting next week. Their daughter is 18m old. This is an age 2 size I made, just right for the summer.
This is a sewing project I'm really really pleased with. I often seem pleased with children's clothes, much easier than adults for sure. I heartily recommend the pattern.
Hope you're all having a good weekend too.
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KL said...

Oh, they are lovely. I especially like the apples and pears one. Two of my sisters-in-law are expecting this spring, and I really hope at least one of them has a girl, as I long to make cute little dresses again!

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Louise said...

I also think that the one with the apples and pears is such a sweet dress :-)