Garden Party Dress by Oliver + S

We had a little photo shoot on the way home from church so you can see the Garden Party Dress in action.  Nothing like the backdrop of Mt. Cheam and a gorgeous spring day for a good photo!

I made a size 6 with a size 8 length and it fits with room to spare.  She is very slim and actually measured slightly less than the size 5 measurements.

Fabric is from Fabricland.  It was actually $1.50 per metre bought this past fall on a sale.  The coordinating fabric was from a fat quarter bought at Hamels but I only used a small part of it.  So the fabric for this dress was only $4!

The pattern was easy to follow.

This week these two are going to be 5 and 7 years old.  Good thing I have Joshua!

I enjoyed sewing through Kids Clothes Week but this week I have to get back to some other stuff.  Have a good week!


  1. Comments from the kids: "They have grass?"(Anneke), "Where does all that grass come from?"(Lukas)

  2. Lovely!
    (still waiting on green grass here in Minnesota : )

  3. The dress is gorgeous! (and what a fabulous backdrop for pictures) I hadn't picked up any of the new O+S patterns but am very tempted to get the Garden Party now.;)

  4. That grass…. I miss green BC! The dress looks nice too. :)