I just finished making Penny a sweet spring dress using the new Oliver + S pattern called Garden Party. The fabric is the last of my stashed Hope Chest fabric by Josephine Kimberling for Blend Fabrics. As I said in an earlier blog post, I just love this collection for dresses. This is my fourth Hope Chest dress!
I am really happy with the way this dress turned out. I made a size 5 and I think that the pattern runs true to size. It fits Penny nicely with some wiggle room. I really like the gathered front bodice and the opportunity to add a bit of coordinating fabric.
There is a great tutorial on the Oliver + S site to help you with the thread chain button loop. It’s such a nice touch and looks so much more polished than an elastic hair band or some of the other quick fixes. Honestly, it is done just as quickly too.
All in all, it was another dress success!