my favorite oliver + s pattern: mire aka melukyla

Let me introduce you to Mire. She posts photos of her lovely sewing creations on Instagram under @melukyla. Today she is stopping by to share a bit about her favorite Oliver + S pattern and show us the many fantastic versions she has made. Thanks so much for being here Mire!

Oliver + S Hide-and-Seek Dress

Hello everyone! My name is Mire and I have two daughters. I have been sewing for over twenty years and I sew almost all my daughters’ clothes. I bought my first Oliver + S pattern three and half years ago. The pattern was the Hopscotch pattern. I fell in love with it and wanted to try more Oliver + S patterns. Now I own 38 different Oliver + S patterns and I have sewed all of them at least once.

Choosing a favorite Oliver + S pattern is a challenge. I have a couple of favorite patterns which I regularly sew. In the end I chose the Hide-and-Seek Dress as my favorite pattern.

My first Hide-and-Seek dress was this linen dress. The dress was fairly quick to make and there are some nice details like pockets. I like a Hide-and-Seek dress because it is also great for layering for colder months.

Oliver + S Hide-and-Seek Dress

My daughters like the dress because the fit is loose, perfect for play and climbing trees.

My younger daughter prefers tunics to dresses and I have sewed Hide-and-Seek tunics for her. This tunic is made from knit.

Oliver + S Hide-and-Seek Tunic

Oliver + S Hide-and-Seek Tunic

I made this Hide-and-Seek tunic for my niece. She bought the fabric and I sewed it for her.

Oliver + S Hide-and-Seek Tunic

When I was asked to write about my favorite pattern I had just cut a new Hide-and-Seek dress for summer. The pink chambray is actually a bed linen.

Oliver + S Hide-and-Seek Dress

Oliver + S Hide-and-Seek Dress

I am sure there will be more Hide-and-Seek dresses. I already have plans for the next one. I want to do some embroidery on the yoke. I already bought lilac linen for the dress.

Thanks for having me!

Would you like to take a little stroll down sewing-memory-lane? If so, head this way to see Liesl’s introduction to the Hide-and-Seek pattern from March 2014!


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  1. Ava

    What adjustments did you make for knit?

    1. Mire

      I cut off the placket allowance from the back yoke pattern. Then I cut the back yoke on the fold and trimmed seam allowance from the necline. I also added a neckband.

  2. Hide and Seek dress in Knit?!!! GENIUS!!!! Love it with a plain neckband. What a great idea!

  3. 38 patterns! I knew you had a fair few from your instagram feed. 🙂
    So glad to see you here on the blog. Great post.

  4. Nicole

    I love Mire’s very child friendly sewing, it always brightens my day on Insta.

  5. Cynthia Walker

    I love love LOVE the solid ones with floral accents. You’ve made a Hide and Seek believer out of me!

  6. Mire

    Thank everyone for kind words.

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