Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Dotty Olivia

With life getting in the way I had been in a bit of a sewing rut and needed something to get me out of it.

Carolyn suggested I break out the Farbenmix Olivia pattern she kindly sent me last year for instant gratification.
She was right!



This was so quick and easy to make that it was just what I needed to get me back into the sewing swing of things.

This is actually called the underdress, there's a dress that can be made in woven fabric to go over the top of this cute stretch dress.
I really like it on its own though.

Who could resist this cute knotted hood (though I made this step far more difficult than it needed to be by deciding to line the hood!)



The perfect dress to wear for a special treat out with Mum.
(please excuse the dodgy colour of this iPhone pic!)


16 comments:

Tas said...

Olivia really is a lovely pattern and sure is great for almost instant gratification! Soooo cute.

Tracy aka Mad Quilter said...

Lovely dress and Olivia is one of my favorites too :)

Caroline @ Artfully Caroline said...

Love the hood ! I wish I could make something wearable out of knits ...

michal said...

This Olivia looks adorable, and so is your girl.It is the perfect winter dress...

Jennifer said...

How cute is that dress!! I love the hood. I can see some of those for Ella. I am always asking - where did you get the knit - I can't find any nice knit fabric.

Tanya said...

Karen, it's a great dress- and special mum time looks pretty fun too x

sophie said...

Gorgeous Karen! I love that last photo, so precious!

Miss Prudence said...

I love this - does it go up to size 8 / 10?
Could I manage this? Where do i get the patterm ...ahhh so many questions! Very nice Karen she looks very nice in it. xx

Kate said...

There's something so cool about a knotted hood. I love them. Something pretty special about a cookie and cino with Mum too.

Nikki said...

Love it! Love the skirt shape, love the hood.... gorgeousness all 'round!

willow and moo said...

Excellent! You know that is one of my favourite patterns. :)

Liam's Mummy said...

That dress has a beautiful shape, and I love the knotted hood. Do you think you will make the over-dress?

ingrid said...

Gorgeous!
I always love polka dots and teamed with that knotted hood, you just can't get any cuter!

Carolyn said...

love your version.

there is also CZM Mareen and Mareena which goes to larger sizes, all available at Crafty mamas

Little Munchkins said...

Oooh I might have to dig out my Olivia and sew one up! The last time I sewed it, Munchkin was not even 2 yet. Love your version, pink and spotty - just perfect!

Sally said...

Ooooo... I love this dress a lot. Gorgeous!!! That hoody is fantastic.
... and as for that snack... YUMMO!