What an ingenious pattern!
5 years ago
Purchased this pattern yesterday and stayed up until 2 a.m. last night, enthralled. I could not “see” the construction of this dress, as I usually can, so I followed the instructions step by step, which I don’t always do. This was a little scary, but it afforded many points at which I found myself saying out loud, “How ingenious is that!” I am finishing it up this morning. Working on the sleeves now, and set-in sleeves are usually a nail-biter for me. I shouldn’t have worried. They’re going perfectly! I’ll post a picture on the Flickr group later today. Just had to write to say how much I am enjoying sewing this darling dress. Thank you Liesl and company!5 years agocybele727 @cybele727
Becky, is this your first?
If so, you will find yourself doing mad sewing until the wee hours saying… how clever this is! So ingenious!
And then when you try to make something from another pattern maker, you will be disgusted and find yourself digging out the instructions from this or that O+S pattern to show you how to do it better than the other guy.
It is a sickness we’ve all embraced.5 years agoLightning McStitch @LightningMcStitch
🙂 I love that feeling too Becky.
You can’t envisage where you’re going but you trust the instructions and it just works. The Croquet dress was definitely one of those for me.5 years ago
It really is Becky.
I have to admit I made a mistake in my first version as I assumed I knew what I was doing (blush).
I have a soft spot for this dress, I look forward to seeing your version.5 years ago
Thanks for your comments, all! Cybele, this is not my first. I have rapidly cycled through crushes on several other O+S dress patterns after discovering them a month or so ago. I feel like a kid at Christmas who runs from one opened present to another, saying “This is my favorite!” Each is so distinctly it’s lovely self. I think you’re right that nothing will ever be the same again.
I finished the dress yesterday and posted a couple of photos on the Flickr group. It looks better than in the photos. Wish I had a pretty little model around the house to show off my creations like so many of you do! (My cat has volunteered, and he means well, but…)
Then, in true addict fashion, while at the computer posting the photos, I chose, purchased, and downloaded my next pattern, the Playdate Dress. This morning I am just beginning to sew it together.
I’m in an odd sort of suspension as I wait for a buyer for my house (any day now! I hope…) so I can move and get my life started again. I can’t do much without making a mess, but I do have a dedicated sewing space. Oliver + S to the rescue! I find that I can leave that room cluttery as long as I leave a few pretty dresses hanging around for the prospective buyers to ooh and aah over. But no, I tell them, the dresses do not come with the house!
I’m hoping I can get the Playdate dress done today. Then…5 years agoLola lamb @Lola lamb
A picture of the dress pattern being discussed would be helpful for those who are just starting with the Oliver and s amazing pattern designs.
“Roots formed deep helped shape my wings” Mary Ann Wilson5 years ago5 years ago
Hi Lola. I’m glad to see another newbie pipe up! I’ll tell you what I have been doing to get an idea of what can be done with each pattern is going to the Oliver + S Flickr group and typing in the name of the pattern as a search term. Voila! A zillion pictures of exactly what the creative sewers around here have turned out. It will have you drooling over every one. Case in point, the photo Nicole linked above. Honestly, could anything be cuter than that? Takes my breath away.
I signed up for Flickr just last week, got my own account. Then I could very easily access and even post my photos to the Oliver + S account, which I had selected as one of my groups. (Okay, my only group. What else do I need?)
What are you making? What patterns do you like? I’m so darn smitten, and I need fellow newbie addicts–I mean newbie O + S pattern lovers, to share the adventure with!5 years ago
Nicole, that is seriously, seriously, seriously cute.5 years ago
Thank you Becky, I am very blessed.
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