Here is the next installment of the “My Favorite Oliver + S Pattern” series. Today we have Erin who is going to share a bit about her favorite and show us the many fantastic versions she has made. Thanks so much for being here Erin!
Hey there Oliver + S fans!
I can’t believe I am here to talk to you about my favorite Oliver + S pattern. I’ve been sewing (and blogging with my sis) now for 5 years, and the first garment I ever made was :::drumroll::: the Popover Sundress! I feel like I’ve come a long way from that first dress. I remember that I decided not to cut my strap pieces on the bias (shhh… don’t tell Liesl!). I didn’t know what the heck ‘on the bias’ was, and I probably thought it would waste more fabric. Of course, once my daughter tried it on, I could see why I should’ve done that. However, it was still adorable on her, and it became my second blog post. Check it out!
What I love about this pattern is that it’s such a great jumping off point for other variations. I really like easy, unfussy clothing for my kids. I also don’t like sewing projects that take hours upon hours. The Popover is a great beginner pattern, but it’s also one that I’ve come back to so many times over the last several years. It’s become my old standby! This next one is made mostly from knit fabric. I pieced the yoke together using a bunch of woven scraps. My girl loved this one!
Do you like to repurpose old clothing? The Popover is perfect for it. This tunic version is made from my friend’s favorite old dress. I gathered it at the center and attached it under the yoke. I also kept the original hem. So fast!
The award for the most-worn Popover dress goes to this one. I pieced the yoke together using some favorite colors, made the skirt piece super wide and gathered it at the yoke. I also lined this dress with the lining from an old bridesmaid dress since the fabric was a teensy bit see-through. My girl went bananas for it.
I decided to whip up one more Popover Dress the other day for this post. I wanted something flowy, and light, and soft.
A drop-waisted, lavender double-gauze version to be exact!
I simply cut the dress pattern, mimicking the curve at the hem, a little more than halfway down to create the flounce pattern piece. I added a couple of inches of length to that bottom piece, and then cut my fabric as wide as it was. I gathered it all up, and then attached it to the top pattern piece.
Can you tell she likes it?
I love that you can use up any special scraps you may have for the yoke. I adore this Hello Bear fabric by Bonnie Christine. I slipped in a little golden yellow mini pom-pom trim for good measure.
I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing my Popovers through the years, and I also hope you’ll stop by Hungie Gungie and take a look around. Thanks for having me!