As is becoming my tradition, I made Ellie a dress for her birthday. I found the fun paper boat fabric at a shop in Culpepper, VA when we were on our vacation in July. I used the “Apple-picking Dress” pattern from Oliver+S.
The pattern has some fun details, such as a double-button placket (although only the first row of buttons is functional),
a bow at the neck (which we have to double-knot to keep Mark from untying),
bias-bound sleeves with the most adorable gathers ever,
and a full gathered skirt. I chose the two-layer option.
Even with all that, it was a much easier dress to sew than her Montana and Easter dresses, which is a good thing because I’ve had hardly a minute to sew the past few weeks. It’s fun to be getting quicker and better at sewing clothes! 🙂