I finally broke down last week and bought my first Oliver + S pattern for my little lady; the roller skate dress. I debated for a long time because, let's be honest, those patterns are expensive. But, it was exactly the style I was looking for and has both a dress and a tunic option, so I thought I'd give it a go. I ordered the digital version for some instant gratification which was nice.
This dress is undeniably cute and has a very professional finished look thanks to the full lining. It is a pretty simple style and the instructions were really easy to follow. I chose option A since even though I had been planning a tunic, a dress was requested. I used a lovely Amy Butler fabric I picked up and I am hoping I have enough to make an itty baby skirt too :) The lining is a red gingham I've had laying around for ages and I love them together. I went with a 3T which she needs in length but is really too skinny for, but it seems to fit fine.
Hopefully she'll wear it a lot and she has already requested a tunic. I am feeling pretty good about it since she wore it for the rest of the day after I showed it to her. I had to steal it from the laundry to get a shot of the lining ;) All in all, I'm not sure I will be paying for many more of these patterns. They are certainly cute, easy to follow and come out well, but I also think that paying around $15 for a pattern is a bit much.
So that's one thing off my exceptionally long list. I am working through some of the other things while I wait for some fabric to arrive. Hopefully this weekend will be pretty productive which would be helpful. I am just so stinking slow these days! Anyway, have a great weekend!