We’re celebrating the new fall patterns from Oliver + S! We asked members of our Contributor Community to try out the Library Dress, Art Museum Vest + Trousers or the Playtime Dress, Tunic + Leggings and they rose to the challenge. Christina from The DIY Mommy, Becky from Patchwork Posse, Beth of 110 Creations, Vanessa from Punkin Patterns, Janice of Better Off Thread and Mary from Mary on Lake Pulaski all shared their sweet outfits made from these classic and playful designs.
We showed you little- and big-kid versions of the Playtime Dress, Tunic + Leggings, and some darling Art Museum Vest + Trousers. Today Becky from Patchwork Posse and Beth of 110 Creations share their versions of the Library Dress! Don’t forget: All of the patterns are available in both paper and digital formats. If you want you can purchase, download and start sewing right away!
Beth from 110 Creations made two Library Dresses with different looks. The first uses a favorite cotton owl print with poplin accents and the second incorporated chambray and some ruffle trim along the neckline. Beth writes, “I’m going to make a bold statement. I think Oliver + S patterns might be my favorite ever. Ever ever. The designs are classic but unique, and allow for so much customization. Not to mention how much they teach you in their pattern directions!… This is a lovely pattern and I’m sure people will be going crazy with waistband embellishments, color-blocking, trims and who knows what else!”
Beth has lots of detailed photos and more information in her Library Dress post at 110 Creations.
Becky from Patchwork Posse made her Library Dress in a size 12 for Eliza. She writes, “I have to tell you up front that this was the best printed dress pattern I have ever sewn. Why? Because ALL of my parts matched when they were sewn together! I usually end up with 1/4- 1/2 inch off on some parts… Or the hem doesn’t match… Or the seams won’t line up. But this dress worked. At first I thought that maybe this dress was a little complicated, but after I got all the parts put together and read through the instructions, it was a piece of cake! These patterns are truly wonderful. I am going to even say that if you are a beginner sewer– of clothes– you could probably sew this one just fine!”
Read more about Becky’s experience with the pattern and see more photos of Eliza’s new dress at Patchwork Posse. We think it’s a lot of fun to see how the pattern works in different sizes and with different fabrics!