building block dress book tour: skirt as top

We’ve got a treat for you today. Kristin from Skirt as Top is back! You’ll remember her fantastic tutorials, including How to Sew a Welt Pocket, Beach Bum Sunny Day Shorts, and Reversible Rayon Roller Skate Dress. She’s joining in on the Building Block Dress book tour and we couldn’t be more pleased.

Oliver + S Building Block Dress book tour

Do click through to see more of the beautiful blue dress she made for the book tour.

Oliver + S Building Block Dress book tour

Kristin: Blog, Instagram, Pinterest

Hi everyone! I’m so happy to be back here on the Oliver + S blog sharing this dress I made for my daughter, who is now 8 and has finally grown into a size 6! She picked this design out of the book and has a couple more earmarked for me to sew next.

Kristin from skirt as top

The release of the Building Block Dress is very exciting. I was a tester and am so impressed with this amazing resource that Liesl has written. It’s a gift to those of us who like to sew specific garments we have floating around our heads, or want to get the fit just right, but are a bit intimidated by any pattern alteration instructions other than Liesl’s. After my testing experience many months ago, I found myself applying the techniques I learned in the Building Block Dress to other patterns I have been sewing. It’s a valuable tool to have in your sewing toolbox and I’m always so grateful to Liesl for sharing her knowledge with us.

We would love to see photos of the clothing you make from the Building Block Dress book. Don’t forget to tag your Instagram photos with #oliverands and #buildingblockdress, so you can share your creations with other appreciative seamstresses.




  1. Beautiful! I love this dress. Isn’t it amazing the way chambray can always fit, it’s the ultimate accent. I hope Liesl does this same thing for women’s clothing!

  2. Koko

    Love love love ❤️ Such a gorgeous dress and girl! The chambray band in the bodice is .

  3. Thanks so much for having me!! 🙂

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