Sew Mama Sew's Super Online Sewing Match- the Roller Skate Dress by Oliver + S. I may have gone a little crazy with "cutesy" on this one, but hey, it's a little girl's dress! As you can see, I decided to make mine with an ice cream theme. I wanted the style and color scheme to be reminiscent of an old-fashioned ice cream parlor.
My original plan was to have the main fabric be a pink and white stripe, but somehow there was none to be found at any of my local fabric stores, so I settled on this pink and white gingham. It's a really nice woven, 100% cotton fabric that's much thicker than the flimsy blended ginghams I usually see. Now that it's all finished, I think I like it better than stripes! Here's the back view:
This is the first Oliver + S pattern I've made (probably because I don't have kids yet!) and I have to say I really enjoyed sewing this dress. Not only is the pattern adorable, but the instructions were very clear and easy to use and it all went together nicely. It seems like a really versatile pattern that could be made in a lot of fun ways, so I'm sure if I have a little girl one day I'll be sewing this one at least a few more times!
I'm excited to see what the other contestants come up with for this challenge. It's fun to see how each person comes up with something very different yet uniquely awesome. I was so impressed by the projects that everyone came up with for the A-line skirts and I have to admit I was very relieved to learn I had made the cut! Wish me luck getting through this round!