rickrack inspiration via flickr

There are many adorable outfits showing up on the Oliver + S Flickr group lately. Here are two recent additions that both use rickrack with terrific results.

The Tea Party Sundress pattern includes a Playsuit option, which can be really sweet and practical for small children. Although most of the playsuits I’ve seen have been for boys, I think it’s wonderful for girls as well. And replacing the flat piping in the yoke seam with rickrack gives the outfit a feminine detail without being fussy or frilly. The rickrack detail also adds a little texture to the garment. I think it works beautifully in this instance.

oliver + s playsuit

Tiny rickrack also adds a feminine detail to this Sailboat Top where it was applied to the topstitching. April used a special tool for this step, but you could also apply the rickrack over topstitching or by using basting as a guide. I think the miniature rickrack enhances the sweet Little Red Riding Hood fabric and, again, adds some visual interest to a pattern that can be made for boys and girls.

Oliver + S Sailboat Top


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  1. What cute Little Red Riding Hood fabric! Love the picture too. Such beautiful work!

  2. Love the second option. So sweet.

  3. That Little Red Riding Hood fabric is super cute and works so well for this top. Love it!

  4. I love the Ric Rac in the Playsuit! I must rememeber that!

  5. Awwww – she looks so sweet all posed there on your blog.

    I adore that first outfit. I think a playsuit for a girly-girl is on the agenda now.

  6. I love the ric rac on both! I’m feeling inspired to add some to a project I have planned!

  7. ali

    beautiful! I love ric rac.

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