Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The OOP Oliver + S Bubble Dress Reissued!

I have always loved the O+S Bubble Dress...

But it went out of print before I had my daughter and so it was out of reach for me, until now!  The great folks at O+S have reissued this pattern in digital form.  I snapped it up the day it was announced on their blog and immediatly set to work making my daughter one of each view of the dress. 

View A is complete.  This dress has the scalloped side detail and was made with fabric from the Little Lissette line available at Joann's.   So pretty and whimsical...

I used a second print from Little Lissette to line the skirt and just plain white cotton to line the bodice:

I bought this pattern for the adorable bubble silhouette of the skirt but it turns out that I'm most enamored by the bodice.  The curve that creates the little cap sleeve is perfect.  I really loved the way that gentle curve at the shoulder turned out such a cute sleeve.  And the armhole was really fun to sew - like driving a fast car down a curvy road! 

I'm still finishing up View B, with the straight side seams.  I'm making this version with cotton voile prints from Anna Maria Horner.  That floral print is one of my favorites and I've had it stashed forever.  I can't wait to see it come to life as my daughter traipses around in her new dress!

I'm really pleased with the pattern.  Just so simple and beautiful. 

And now, a word on my works in progress.  I have 2 Sorbetto tanks in the works - one is cut and the other just needs the binding at the neckline and armholes.  I have added a back placket to one of the tanks and I photographed that process so I'm planning a tutorial in the coming weeks on how to add a placket to that popular, and free pattern.  I'm very excited to put that out there on the interwebs actually.

I have also become really, very, obsessed with the new book from Alabama Chanin and I have been working on a hand sewing project that is taking up a ton of my sewing time.  It is a hand stenciled, embroidered, reverse appliqued dress.  I am really excited about it and while I don't have a ton to show you at the moment I will give you this little peek of the dress's center back panel. 

And finally, I am very excited to say that I am going to be teaching my first ever sewing class  this June!  I have signed up to be a instructor for the Hope Refugee Sewing Project and you can bet that I will be posting about that experience and hopefully showing some pictures from the class. 

Ok, enough!  I'm going to stop typing now.  ;)

1 comment:

  1. Really like your fabric choices for the Bubble Dress. They look so sweet.
    Your handwork on the Alabama Sewing Studio dress back is absolutely breathtaking! Can't wait to see it completed.