So, every time I make another pattern by Oliver + S, I think I've found a new favorite. This pattern was nothing different. I used a check (obviously!) and a very, very lightweight denim for the contrast. My husband said she looked like she could work at Bristol Farms, or like Lebron during "The Decision"....
I made this over a couple of weekends. I tried to be very careful tracing and cutting. There are sweet little pintucks in the front and back, and if you're not careful, your bodice won't line up correctly. As I was careful, it actually worked out!
The collar is totally sweet - a beautiful frame for a little girl face. It's one piece, and rolls beautiful. The pattern recommends you hand stitch it down, but I machine stitched, and it looks fine. I keep reminding myself I'm sewing for a 2 year old, so it really doesn't have to be perfect.
I was also pleased at how my plaids lined up...and I added a contrast binding at the sleeve. Now, on to the next project!