I’m in like. Not in love. With my latest Oliver + S creation. Which is tough to say because I do so love all things Oliver + S. The fabric, the designs, the pattern constructions, etc.
And I love so much about the Ice Cream Blouse that I sewed for Quincy. All except for one tiny detail – the part of the design where the back yoke gets attached to the bodice at the center. It just looks a bit unfinished as you can see a bit of an actual unfinished edge in the construction. And normally, my confidence in Liesel and her designs is so strong that I’d label this a simple user error, but in checking online, I’ve noticed many others who have struggled with the same point in this pattern. And its a bit disappointing. Because the blouse is super cute and my love affair with Oliver + S will most certainly continue, but I’m not 100% loving this finished result. But hey, life’s not perfect and nor are sewing patterns, so for the cutenss of this latest little gem, I’m going to have to just suck it up and accept a little imperfection. Probably not a bad life lesson.
The pattern: Oliver + S’s Ice Cream Social Dress (in View C – the blouse)
The fabric: ummm, no clue. apologies.
The modifications: none, but if anyone has any tips for how to avoid that little snafu happening at the center back yoke, bring it!
The verdict: its an adorable little shirt that will hopefully fit the babe this coming winter and spring. I’m thinking it will look adorable with a long sleeve t-shirt underneath paired with a skirt and leggings in winter, and with a pair of the chambray sailboat pants in spring.
Because these sailboat pants are our most worn garment this season. Most worn – as in any garment, store bought or hand made. And with a closet full of adorable Ralph Lauren hand-me-down dresses, that’s saying a lot. We’ll pick a pair of wrinkly chambray pants over Ralph Lauren any day around here…