One last Kid’s Clothes Week project to share.
I bought the Oliver+S badminton skort/top/dress pattern for the skort. The top/dress wasn’t quite my style so I had no plans to make it. But somehow knowing that E was about to outgrow the pattern, I felt this urge to sew up all the options. I figured that a simplified version of the dress would work well as a summer nightgown.
This is a size 4 with added width and length, no hem facing/scallops, and no bow detail across the bodice. I really love the little shoulder ruffles. The fabric is Botanica from Felicity Miller. The colors and print are lovely but I miss the lightweight drape of the Heather Ross fabrics I’ve been working with lately.
Even with the added length this dress is on the short side, although just fine for a summer nightgown. I can definitely move into the size 5 Oliver+S patterns now. I’ve been saving up a few patterns in the larger size range and it will be fun to pull them out come fall.
I think that’s all for Kid’s Clothes Week, although we do have a sudden need for some new summer hats. And I’m trying another sewing project for myself, after seeing all the fantastic Me Made May creations last month. We shall see!