Just in time for a Strawberry Festival visit, a strawberry dress for E. This is an Oliver + S hopscotch dress in a Heather Ross knit. I made this dress one time before and after rereading my notes and the comments I remembered how small this pattern runs. I decided to buy the bigger size range and sew up a size 6 (rather than the lengthened size 4 I’ve been sewing lately). I didn’t make any changes to the pattern except to bind the sleeves with a little cuff instead of hemming. I also skipped the interfacing on the front because I didn’t have the correct kind on hand. This made the front a bit floppy and the seam allowance doesn’t like to lie flat. In the future I might add a little piping/trim along that seam. Or perhaps topstitch? Now that I have the pattern thought size 12 I have plenty of time to experiment. I did notice that the stitches on the bottom hem have already pulled out in a few places. I need to figure out the best combination of needle, stitch setting, and threads. Mostly I just want to buy a coverstitch machine. I often admire the lovely stitching on our store-bought shirts and wish I could recreate those finishes. A simple little dress, perfect for play.