Sunday, February 19, 2012

Family Reunion Dress

I've been hesitant about making this pattern from Oliver + S.  The scoop neck seems rather low and I'm not so sure my daughter will like it on her daughter.

I asked others that have made this dress wondering if they had any suggestions to make he neckline less low.

Well I figured that if I simply made it up according to the pattern, which by the way was drop dead easy, I could see for myself where and what I can do to make the neck less scoopy.

Thankfully I have a vast stash of fabric I can make up a muslin from and maybe, just maybe, the fabric I choose might not be too dated and it will get worn.

I found this daisy print on the purple background. As coincidence would have it, I was in a quilt store the other day and there was the same fabric with a blue background.

Which just goes to prove the old adage, what goes around comes around. Although that adage wasn't pertaining to fabric, but hey, it'll do.

I piped the neckline in question and didn't even notice the join in the piping that is almost in the middle of the neck. Arrgh.

Oh well, it's just a muslin.

So when I make this dress again, if my daughter likes it that is, I will cut the neck portion thicker.

However, I have seen a really good addition to the neckline here (click here) and it is absolutely stunning.

This dress is size 3.
Note to self: check where the piping joins next time.


  1. What a lucky little girl to have all these fabulous dresses! This one is so darling. I hope to use up my stash by making my 3 year old some dresses too. You are so inspiring!

  2. I hope it fits as is! It's lovely...the piping looks great on that dress.:)

  3. It very sweet Deb,let me know what you come up with.
    I still think sizing down an adding length is possibly the go.
    Or a voile ruffle?
    Thank you for the compliment.
    x N