sew + tell: snow white building block dress

Please join me in welcoming Céline to the blog today! She made a couple of darling Snow White dresses for her daughters and she’s here to tell us all about them. Thanks so much for being here Céline!

Oliver + S Building Block Dress

Name: Céline Lazarus
Where can we find you on the internet? Instagram

Project details
Link to your project: Instagram
Pattern used: Oliver + S Building Block Dress: A Sewing Pattern Alteration Guide with slight, easy alterations of my own on the sleeves. Size 4 and size 12-18 months.
Fabrics used: Kona Cotton Solids were used. 1056 Buttercup (yellow), 90 Pacific (dark blue), 448 Stratosphere (light blue), 7 Tomato (sleeve red), 1551 Rich Red (collar red), and 1080 Coal (grey sleeve bias binding).

Oliver + S Building Block Dress

Did the fabrics work well?

I’d say the fabric worked well. The cotton is great for the hot weather at Disney World, where the girls will be wearing their dresses.

Oliver + S Building Block Dress

How did the sewing go?

It was much faster and easier than I thought it would be. I anticipated taking two weeks or so due to the fact that I can only sew at night. I was pleasantly surprised that it took two only nights to complete.

Oliver + S Building Block Dresses

What was the best part?

I loved the look on my daughter’s face when she saw the dress for the first time. She was genuinely surprised, and you could tell she felt like a Disney Princess.

Thanks Céline!

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2 Comments

  1. Elisabeth

    The dresses and your girls are all adorable!

  2. Lovely! For those of you wondering how to accomplish similar sleeves, take a look at this post from our archive:

    https://oliverands.com/community/blog/2012/05/customizing-with-oliver-s-snow-white-puppet-show-dress.html

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