Friday, January 31, 2014

A Fairy Tale Dress: A Finish It Up Friday Edition for Kid's Clothing Week

As usual I was hoping to get a lot more done.  I think my problem is that I am just not approaching things realistically!  Anyway, I finally finished up the Goob's Fairy Tale dress by Oliver and S.  I seriously started this dress about a year ago...thank goodness I always cut out a larger size.  I suppose subconsciously I really know how things will turn out.  I am just super happy that she really likes the dress.  She is calling it her fairy princess dress.  It is the worst when I finish something up and she doesn't want anything to do with what I made.  It has only happened maybe twice and it was because I caught her at a not-so-good time, but it was enough to know to wait until she is good and ready to try something on her!  Today was not a problem though...
She actually kept asking me when it would be finished!  Too cute.  Well, between my camera issues (keep getting a shutter error when shooting) and the fact we only had five minutes before we needed to leave for ballet, I did not get many good shots.  Plus, I would like to take some detail shots of construction and perhaps talk a little bit more about how it goes together....however, that is for another day!  The photo below shows a little about how you finish the arm holes for the sleeveless version of the dress.
And my favorite part, the vintage glass buttons!
To quickly wrap is up for now, this is another great pattern from Oliver and S.  It is not really difficult, but is a bit time consuming as it has many steps and is fully lined.  That said, I did add a few details that were not part of the pattern, such as the piping/cording on the collar and the addition of the buttons which added a bit to the time.  The time commitment is well worth it though, especially if your little one loves it as much as mine does!

Now I am off to finish up one more dress for Kid's Clothing Oliver and S Roller Skate Dress.  Been waiting a while for this one, oh and can you tell we are Oliver and S fans around here?

This post is linked up with Finish It Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts.


  1. Hi Kirstin, I've just be through your blog posts and want to say that you've done some beautiful stuff. :-) Keep up the good work - I'll be following you.

  2. That fabric is adorable! Do you by any chance know the name of it?