Yep, that’s right, another one down. Officially a legend in my own lunchbox.
The Oliver and S Fairy Tale is done and dusted. And what a pleasure to sew it was. When I first saw this fabric I immediately thought of the Fairy Tale, all those flowers.
Knowing my poppet all too well, I eliminated the collar and went with the sleeveless view B. Missy is between sizes at the moment and as she is not a huge fan of dresses I sized up so she has time to wear it more than once. It’s a little big for her in the bodice.
That bow kills me, I LOVE it.
Whilst I love a quick pattern,there is something immensely rewarding about working on something a little more time-consuming. So many lovely details. I did have some zipper issues. After carefully putting it in, getting as close to those coils as possible, I went to close it up and somehow the thing split and was rendered useless. Oooooh la la the language, enough to make anyone blush. Thankfully it was a school day and small delicate ears were not present. Man I hate unpicking things. After bad temperdly putting in a 2nd zip, the waistband was about 1/8″ out and I just couldn’t go about fixing it. That bow covers it anyway, another reason to love it.
Looking at it I wonder what possessed me to make my shorts loving girl such a girly dress. I hope she likes it. It’s her birthday coming up, I always make her a dress to wear out to dinner and I’m all for tradition.
While I hope she likes it, I realise that she is who she is and I wouldn’t change her for the world. She is kind, brave, really clever, full of life, and as sweet as can be. My sister and I were chatting the other night about how neither of our girls are the girly type. We were both girls who loved climbing trees, building cubbies, sports of all kinds and riding our ponies. We were always in shorts, jeans or jodhpurs. It seems the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.
Still going to make pretty dresses though. Might even pull out the Pinwheel. Crazy!