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Isabel’s Popover Dress

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.

May 13, 2011 at 8:58 am 3 comments

Lisette & The Sewing of Clothes

Sometimes, I need a break from quilting and the urge to sew a dress for one of the girls takes over.  Even more occasionally, I will sew something for myself.  When I found out that Oliver + S pattern designer Liesl Gibson had designed patterns for women, I picked up those patterns immediately. These patterns are called Lisette and are available through Simplicity.

I had this incredible vintage fabric just waiting for blouse-making. I selected the Portfolio blouse and set to work.  As is her style, Liesl has made garment sewing clear and accessible.  I happily made this in an afternoon.  I’m not sold on how flattering it is on me, but I still find it fun to wear. I am looking forward to sewing the other patterns from Lisette.  I am forever in search of the perfect blouse/tunic pattern.   Next time we talk about garment sewing, I’ll be discussing The Schoolhouse Tunic from Sew Liberated.

May 12, 2011 at 8:58 pm 1 comment


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