Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Oliver + S Birthday Party Dress #2

Here is the second attempt at the pattern Birthday Party Dress. The construction went much faster than the first attempt. Overall, this is a very easy pattern.

I tried to get creative with the finish of the front tab. I piped it in hot pink, and used hot pink rayon thread setting my machine to a quilt stitch.

But what was truly fortuitous, was this button. In my stash of buttons, this was a lone one and it matches the green of the print fabric exactly!

This dress is size 12-18months.


  1. Although I've never been that drawn to this pattern, I LOVE what you've done with it. Just goes to show that what one person does with a pattern can really sell it! Love the fabric, color combo, and especially the piping and pink stitching. Which machine has this "quilt" stitch? could you elaborate a little? I'm very curious how to re-create using my Bernina (if possible).

  2. It's only taken me a month to check on comments.....
    My Bernina 1630 has a quilt stitch, although I used my Husqvarna/Viking Quilt Designer to make the quilt stitch. Ask your Bernina dealer if your model has the stitch.