You might think that I have been sewing non-stop for my only grand-daughter since she was born. Well, you would be wrong. I have made her a few things, but I am not that enthralled with making baby clothes. They grow so quickly that you can barely get something off the sewing machine before it no longer fits. IMHO, buying used clothes from a consignment store is a much better way to dress little ones. Especially ones who go to daycare and return home almost unrecognizable they are so dirty.
But now that my DGD is almost 2 1/2, I am starting to get a little more enthusiastic about spending my sewing time on her clothes. Plus I have been waiting to jump on the Oliver + S bandwagon, so I started with the Playtime Dress and Leggings in a soft, navy and pale grey striped knit. I am not sure of the fiber content as a friend gifted me with this fabric.Â I thought little red ladybug buttons were a great embellishment, and decided to use theÂ “wrong” side of my coverstitch for hemming the skirt and sleeves. My DGD is a sporty, playful little gal, and this dress suits her down to a T.
There was enough fabric to also make a pair of leggings, which she LOVES wearing. At least today. She is a toddler, after all, so tomorrow could be different. 😉
Ohhh, pockets! Someone LOVES pockets!
This dress is soft and comfy, Nana!It is really fun to stroll around in it!
And if I put on my favorite boots I can RUN in my striped dress and leggings!
Hey! There’s something on my tummy! Can you guess what it is?
Hehe! I bet you wish you had an elephant tattoo on YOUR tummy!
This little outfit sewed up quickly, and is adorable. Of course the model is even more adorable, but I am really happy with this Oliver + S pattern for my DGD. She really couldn’t get any cuter, but I love the playful, comfortable vibe of this fun little dress.
Have you made up any Oliver + S patterns? What did you think? I am a fan!