Sewing in a Sea of Navy Blue

23 Aug

I’ve moved on to sewing the yardage of navy blue and white polka dot fabric. I’ve been using it for trim in the 2 + 2 blouse and skirt as well as for the yoke in the Popover Dress (which is now available as a free download).

The Tea Party Sundress was the first Oliver and S pattern I ever purchased and still continues to be one of my favorite dress patterns. The last one I made for H. was in a size 4 and will be too small for her soon, so I made this one in size 5. I used solid navy blue for the top and the hem facing, navy blue with white polka dots for the bodice facing and the skirt, and baby blue trim. The dress is still a bit big on her, but she will be able to wear a shirt and tights  underneath for the fall and winter months.

With the leftover fabric, I made another Lazy Day Skirt. It is trimmed with Blue Blooms by Jessica Jones.

I’m grateful H’s new school is pretty lax about their uniform policy and allow for prints just as long as they are in the required colors.¬† This seems a bit more lenient than some of the other schools in the district.

Now that my back-to-school sewing is starting to wind down, I have actually started thinking about sewing a few things for me.

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2 Responses to “Sewing in a Sea of Navy Blue”

  1. sue August 23, 2009 at 8:36 pm #

    The dress looks so cute on your daughter. I love that she can wear the same colors in different prints too, how nice for her and for you too. I love that skirt, must attempt to make one one day. I cant wait to see what you sew for yourself too.

  2. liz September 8, 2009 at 12:58 pm #

    your daughter is going to be the best dressed little girl at her school! who knew school uniforms could be so cute – really!?

    i LOVE the birthday party dress w/ the polka dot facing. it’s all so classy. great job!

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