I’ve always wanted to do something a little more sporty with the Playdate Dress. Something that can be worn for a playdate on the swings and while tearing around the playground. Something that’s amenable to serious outdoor activity.
For this version, I shortened the dress (by about four or five inches), removed the pockets, and cut it from chambray.
I cut the ruffles on the bias–a technique that’s been used a great deal in ready-wear over the past few years–so the edges will ravel a bit and soften when the tunic is washed. The ruffles lend the top an understated sophistication and femininity, even though it now has a much more casual feel than the dress usually does.
I’m constantly reminded of the impact that personal choices make when I look at the Flickr group and view your creations. Thanks for posting them. I always enjoy seeing how you’ve interpreted Oliver + S designs to make them your own.