February 23, 2015

Sew: Oliver + S Pinwheel Dress

Summer is birthday season in our house. My boys are December and January meaning that most of their friends are summer babies too. Every weekend there's a birthday party to attend!

My standard present is usually Lego or a puzzle but I had two close friend's daughters birthdays coming up and I knew they'd love a handmade dress. Without promising much, I asked them for their daughter's measurements and then set to work finding a simple but playful dress pattern. The Oliver + S Pinwheel dress fit the bill and I found the printed cotton in my stash.

I had enough of the cotton to easily make two dresses so I made them exactly the same. They'll just have to coordinate their outfits!

Project Details
Pattern: Oliver + S Pinwheel Slip Dress, size 5
Fabric: Printed cotton from Clear It - Brunswick Street
See also: Lily Sage & Co #1 | Lily Sage & Co #2 | You and Mie

I'm not one for fancy details or mixing prints (especially for kids clothes), so I just overlocked and hemmed the flounce, omitting the bias binding. I really like the clean, simple finish.

I'm sure there will be many more Pinwheel dresses in the future.

L x


  1. I hope these dresses are cherrished and worn until they fall apart as they are so cute!

  2. Very cute! I love that pattern.


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