2 new dresses


Crazy sewing this weekend.
I’m on a clothing kick at the moment.
I think it was the big evaluation of my pattern collection that had me itchin’ to make clothes for me and My Helper.
Although it also very well could have been a combination of Pinterest {follow me!} and Elise Marley’s Kid’s Clothing Week Challenge that kicked it all into high gear.
Either way, I plowed through both of these patterns.

I’ve had the Oliver + S Jump Rope Dress for ages.
I blogged about the long sleeved version I made back in December.
For some reason I got uber panicky that she would be too big for the largest size of the pattern which is 3T.
Maybe it’s because it is no longer in print and it would mean I can’t make her another one.
{yes, i realize it is strange that i panic over such things}
Much to my delight she still comfortably fits in their 3T.
:::wipes sweat off brow:::

I used the left over American Jane Pin Dot from this dress.
{side note, the odd thing happening with the arm holes on that dress has since been fixed. i also took out the zipper and installed an invisible one because once you go invisible you never go back}
I had barely enough fabric to squeeze out her dress and actually had to take 5″ out of the width of the skirt panels to make it work.

{yes that is the same tinkerbell tattoo. i promise we bathe her}


Oliver + S patterns are a dream to sew.
So very clever and modern yet also very feminine.


To me she looks like a wee Audrey Hepburn.
Gotta love a shirt waist.


Here you can actually see the very wee pin dot and the lovely ivory.
{don’t look too closely because you can also see the light blue water soluble fabric marker that I was too impatient to fully get rid of because My Helper and I were both so eager for her to wear it}

I made a dress for myself too!
I used Simplicity 5960 circa 1965.

{i actually found this pattern on etsy today for as low as $2.75 in case you wanted to snatch it up}

{you get 1 photo because self portraits are not my specialty, although apparently wrinkles are}

Honestly the easiest clothing item I’ve ever sewn.
I used the fitted sheet of the sheet set I scored at Target.
Same sheet set that produced this 10-minute diddy.
It is SO very comfortable.
I wore it all day yesterday {my crazy need extra grace and coffee day} belted and with a scarf from H&M.
If I lived some where that actually participated in all of the seasons I’d throw a cardigan, some boots and tights with it.
But I don’t.

In case you felt like doing a bit of interweb wandering today The Kitchn is hosting a Le Creuset giveaway today.
{swoon and die ~ i want to win this so bad}
I also might have found a new favorite fabric shop online.
Drygoods Design Online is all kinds of splendid.

Happy Wednesday!

  5 comments for “2 new dresses

  1. 10.12.2011 at 17:07

    I love this so much!!!! And your dress is super cute too. I am so excited to have found your blog, you have great style!

    • Megan
      10.14.2011 at 07:53

      Thanks! I actually had already stumbled upon yours via a pinterest pin. Crazy interwebs.

  2. Amanda
    10.13.2011 at 07:33

    First of all, when did that chubby baby girl become a gorgeous little lady?
    Secondly, if that is your bedroom in the background, we currently have the same bedding. Gotta love Target!

  3. esther
    10.13.2011 at 07:54

    You are my hero.

  4. 10.18.2011 at 04:24

    Agreed about the invisible zipper. I don’t look back:) The dress is darling. If only there were as cute and simple things for my little boys…

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