Sewing Projects Oliver and S Tea Party Sundress

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Since making my fist Oliver and S Tea Party sundress several months ago as a gift I have been patiently holding out for Miss O to grow enough to make one for her. Being the perfect transeasonal dress able to be worn as a sundress in the summer or as a tunic in winter, I have made it now towards the end of summer so as it is a little on the big side to accommodate a jumper for winter, yet will be a little more fitted as next summer approaches.

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I made the skirt and bodice lining using a stunning Liberty Tana Lawn purchased from Tessuti Fabrics several months ago, and a purple quilting cotton I have had sitting in my stash for years for the bodice and flat piping. I again used snaps over button holes on this dress, with mother of pearl buttons sewn over the top as a decorative feature. The colours whilst not the typical choice for a toddler work beautifully against Miss O’s dark hair and porcelain skin, and are a refreshing change from the over abundance of pink found in ready to wear girls clothes. And since Miss O hasn’t stopped telling me her dress is so pretty all day, it’s a winner in her eyes too!

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