pillow sham pattern Oliver S Jump Rope Easter Dress customized baby gifts

 pillow sham pattern     |      2020-04-26 23:52

It seems to now be a tradition for me to sew dresses late into the night on Easter Eve. ?This year turned out to be no exception.

I chose an Oliver S pattern (Jump Rope dress, that I WISH went up to a size 12) that was new to me, I’;ve always had great success with their patterns in the past and this one turned out to be just as detailed as the ones I’;ve used before.

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I decided it was time to cut into some of that Heather Bailey Freshcut fabric that I’;ve been hoarding. Purple has got to be my least favorite colorpillow sham pattern, so when my daughter told me she wanted a purple dress I groaned a bit…;. We compromised, (thank you Heather Bailey!!) and she was just as happy with big purple flowers on her dress.

Even though I wanted to be lazy and make the belt out of ribbon, I went ahead and used fabric and I’;m glad I did. ?I really like the contrast.

My son was excited that he could fit in one of “;Dad’;s ties”; even though it was still a tad long, it worked out great…;. and my pocket book is happy now that they can share ties.

Here he is with the dog, somehow that dog always manages to work her way into our photo shoots.

Here I am with my girls…;My oldest daughters dress is from Francesca’;s, she stole my pearl necklace and green belt. (I got them back later.. *wink*)..

I went to look for fabric to make pillows from and was not happy with anything that I found. (You know how you get an idea in your head, then can’t find what you want). ? Then I remembered a tote bag my daughter bought a couple of years ago. It was this really great sunbleached canvas. ?I thought that maybe I could recreate the same look with colored canvas.

Today’s contributor is Terra?from Mama Says Sew.?All posts written by Terra?for Make It and Love It can be found HERE.?

Bit of a backstory before we begin. I enjoy up-cycling and making my own clothes when I have time, but I've had plenty of mishaps in making my own pattern pieces and ending up with garments not fitting right or not having the shape or cut I originally had in mind. Draping is a technique that is used to solve this problem which involves making pattern pieces with scrap fabric laid onto a dress form. However, buying a pre-made dress form was a bit difficult and quite expensive, so in order to save a bit of money, I decided to make my own.