Two Tiny Dresses

Oliver + S Family Reunion Dress & Pillowcase Dress in Denyse Schmidt's Flea Market Fancy

Emmeline’s first birthday was coming up, and every little girl needs special dresses for her special day!

I’ve been making clothing long before I ever began quilting, but for adults, not toddlers.  It’s pretty much the same, just tiny (less fabric, yay!)  and kids are an easier fit.

I adore Oliver + S patterns and decided to make the “Family Reunion Dress”.  It was really a breeze to put together and the sizing was spot on. All the extra little details are so precious.

The main fabric is  from”Pinfeathers” by Carina Gardner.  It’s called “Bird on a Wire Blue”. I’ve been eyeing it at the LQS for a long time, just waiting for the perfect project.  The plaid is from Riley’s Blake’s “Hoo’s in the Forest”.

Oliver + S Family Reunion Dress in Pinfeather by Carina Gardener Fabric

Look at those tiny little pin-tucks!

Oliver + S Family Reunion Dress in Pinfeather by Carina Gardener Fabric Pintucks

Top stitching on the hem:

Oliver + S Family Reunion Dress in Pinfeather by Carina Gardener Fabric, Hem Facing

 For the second dress, I decided to cut into my last coveted piece of Flea Market Fancy “Pink Posies”.  I made a  pillowcase dress that is a little more fitted, and has  contrasting facings.

Pillowcase Dress for Toddler in Denyse Schmidt Flea Market Fancy Fabric

Emmeline looked so cute for her photo shoot.

All photos are courtesy Kellie Delario Photography.  Kellie is an amazingly talented and super-sweet photographer here in Petaluma.

(I cropped the first image, so you could see a close-up of the dress.)

1st Birthday Dress, Oliver + S Family Reunion Dress

1st Birthday Dress, Oliver + S Family Reunion Dress

1st Birthday Dress, Oliver + S Family Reunion Dress

1st Birthday Dress, Flea Market Fancy Pillowcase Dress

1st Birthday Dress, Flea Market Fancy Pillowcase Dress

1st Birthday Dress, Flea Market Fancy Pillowcase Dress

Thank you, Kellie, for the beautiful photos.

I’m linking up with TGIFF!  Head on over and see what projects other bloggers have finished up this week!

13 thoughts on “Two Tiny Dresses

  1. Hi Janice,
    just saw that you’d signed up to host TGIFF. As I”m off to Sewing Summit, would you like the first Friday in October?
    🙂
    Laura

  2. I Love the Oliver+S patterns. I haven’t made any yet (my baby girl is just 5 months now), but like you I have been making clothes much longer than quilting. You know I have had my eye on the same pattern you made the blue dress from and now, no more waiting, I have to make it. You just did a marvelous job, very nicely done!

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