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Seashore Dress Inspiration

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    emstone @emstone

    Ok, I have to put this out here. I am struggling with finding a fabric that I am in LOVE with for the seashore dress. I don’t want it to overpower my 2.5yo nor do it want it to be too girly or pink. Any ideas out there? They would be much appreciated. BTW-I do have some of the Modern Workshop but I have it stashed for some other projects.

    Thanks in Advance,


    Nicole @motherof5

    My big girls have chosen plain dupion silk for theirs. You wouldn’t need much for a toddler and it would show off the beautiful lines of the pattern.

    meleliza @meleliza

    how about a polka dot or a pin dot? that would be fun and classic without being overwhelming. Or, a chambray would downplay the girliness of the ruffled hem.

    Violaisabelle @Violaisabelle

    You could always go with the nautical theme. You could use a white with blue striped fabric with a solid blue or using the stripes in different patterns on the various pattern pieces. You could combine red and white. If you’re into the patriotic dressing you could make a red white and blue one, in time for the 4th of July. 😉

    Have fun choosing your fabrics. I’m looking forward to seeing your creation.


    Tamara @justsewit

    I’ve just received this pattern so now I understand the dress and can join in with some suggestions.

    Spots, stripes, gingham or even a plaid/ check (if you want to/ or are good at matching up patterns) would all suit this style and play down the girliness of it.

    The idea of chambray/ light weight denim is good and with a constrast with mini piping or rick rack to break up the block of colour.

    Monochromatic always works really well – blue and white, red and white or even black and white (white with a trimming of black). Very classic colour schemes.

    It is certainly a pattern you could go wild with and have a number of them but all have them looking different.

    Good luck with your choice. Whatever you choose I’m sure it will be perfect.

    justinsbride @justinsbride

    There are a few samples in the flickr stream that might help you visualize a fabric choice. I have made the dress twice for my “just over” two year old (my screen name on flickr is Crafts for Lily), so I hope you find a fabric you love!

    I hope this link works (it should bring up just the Seashore dresses in the flickr stream) http://www.flickr.com/search/groups/?w=694451@N21&m=pool&q=seashore

    pixelpusher @pixelpusher

    I’m a newbie to Oliver + S, honestly I haven’t bought a commercial sewing pattern in years- been winging it! Anyhow, I competely by accident also ended up picking out fabric by Oliver + S as well – https://oliverands.com/fabric/mw/OSCC3.phtml – the zigzag for the main body, and the polka dot for the ruffle/pocket part. I hope it comes out as cute as I am imagining it to!

    meleliza @meleliza

    I like the idea of pindots for this one. Navy, perhaps? or Pink? Or, since summer is already in full swing, maybe a small scale floral in colors that will take you into early fall, like red or a deeper pink.

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