Isabel’s Popover Dress

May 13, 2011 at 8:58 am 3 comments

Indulge the repetitive picture-action here, but I simply couldn’t choose which picture was cutest!!

This was my fist attempt at making this dress, but it won’t be my last.  This is a free pattern called The Popover Dress and you can download it from the Oliver + S website.  First of all, obviously, it’s an adorable dress.  But, what I really appreciate is how quickly you can make this dress.  I tend to start projects impulsively (I know…you’re surprised…right?) and with a dress pattern like this, given my fabric is already washed, I can make this little number in about an hour.  If I want to use packaged bias tape for the straps, it would be even less time.  I did make one revision in the yoke.  I wanted it to be  a bit taller, and so I didn’t fold it over in half as the instructions say to do.  Instead, I cut out 4 yokes and sewed two to the front, and two to the back, one being the facing for the yoke, and one sewn on the outside.  I hope that makes sense.  I put in a little ric rac as the pattern suggests, but I am thinking of other things to insert at that upper seam.  Crochet trim lace…piping…pom pom trim!

Fabrics are from the Free To Grow line of organic cottons from Robert Kaufman, designed by Nancy Mims.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. susyd9  |  May 14, 2011 at 6:49 am

    Adorable! Am downloading the pattern now.

  • 2. Thirza  |  May 14, 2011 at 11:02 am

    Hehe, does she ever stand still? Love your choice of fabrics. Would never go for strappy dresses for my girls myself, had too much of a nightmare wearing them myself when I was small (yes, really, small! ;-))

  • 3. Soapysyrie  |  May 24, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    I really like this dress, it looks so cute. You’ve done a really good job. I look forward to sewing things like this when my little one gets bigger.

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