Hello, Monthly Stitchers! When my daughter picked out this crazy fabric for her dream dress with a giant bow sash, my eyes bled a little but I did buy it. And it’s grown on me! I’m even considering making a shift-type dress for myself since I still have a lot of fabric left.
This is the Oliver + S Fairy Tale dress: “The ultimate fully-lined, special-occasion dress with crinoline.” View B, no collar, size 8.
Medium-weight stretch cotton from Mood Fabrics store in New York, where we used to live, acid green Bemberg lining from stash, black tulle from my current local fabric store in Berlin, Naehkontor. Here’s that bow that was so important to my daughter.
I had my doubts about the practicality of the bow, but it does stay tied and hold its shape well during wear.
If you’ve ever used an Oliver + S pattern, then you know how wonderfully precise, thoughtful, and detailed the designs and instructions are. Mind you, there are no shortcuts or simplifications. Especially this dress with its full lining and crinoline was not a quick sew. We’re both really happy with the result.
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