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.
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.