Oliver + S Family Reunion Dresses, size 5
MG's dress is made from a polka dot quilting cotton that I picked up at Jo-Ann Fabrics. I used a turquoise linen for the neck facing, button tab, sleeve binding, and hem facing. There's also green ric-rac trim at the hem facing, sleeves, and button tab. I didn't have any concrete plan in place when choosing trims, contrast fabric, buttons. In fact my original choice for buttons was this:
As I worked on the dress, one thing led to another. I happened to have linen (supposed to be for me!) that matched the blue. I found green ric-rac and pink buttons in my notions stash. It all came together to make MG's dress.
Back of MG's dress
As for BK's dress, it's simpler than her big sister's. I used a blue floral print that she had picked out on one of our fabric store excursions.
There's trim around the button tab and at the sleeve edges that I liberated years ago from my mom's stash. The buttons on the front are also from there.
Close up of sleeve detail
Close up of hem topstitching detail
Back of BK's dress
It's another great Oliver + S pattern. I really enjoyed making these and participating in Above All Fabric's Sew-Along! Now back to our summer fun...