A Fall Playdate Dress

On the Oliver + S blog, they have a series where different people come onto the blog and talk about their favorite sewing pattern from Oliver + S.  Well today I wanted to tell you about my favorite pattern from Oliver + S: the Playdate Dress!

Playdate Dress sewn by Ginger House Designs

I think this is my 6th version of this dress, which is the most times I have ever made a pattern (excluding the leggings pattern but that’s a wardrobe basic so of course I would make a lot of those!).  I have not posted any of the other version I made (which is shocking to me but I guess that was before I was really blogging a lot) though I did get my favorite version I have ever made posted to flickr.

Playdate Dress sewn by Ginger House Designs

The funny thing about my love for this pattern is that I didn’t pick it out.  I was looking for a pattern to buy for Molly’s first Christmas and after buying and failing with a McCall’s pattern (I was just picking sewing back up and didn’t yet have the sewing knowledge to sew the pattern that I choose), I started search the internet for other options.

And then I found Oliver + S and began a pattern love affair.  I have purchased tons of their patterns and have recieved even more for gifts. Seriously, if anyone is ever in doubt, an Oliver + S pattern is the best gift for me haha.

Playdate Dress sewn by Ginger House Designs

I forget which one I picked out that I originally wanted but I called my husband and told him to look at the patterns and he called back and said he liked the Playdate.  I trust his opinion fully, so I bought it.

Oh wait, now I remeber! I orignally wanted the Apple Picking Dress and I still don’t have that one! (Mom, are you reading this 😉 )

Playdate Dress sewn by Ginger House Designs

The instructions were great and taught me things while I worked through it.  I made one dress and then liked it so much that I made one for my niece and one more for my cousin’s daughter.  And then I never stopped making them.

Playdate Dress sewn by Ginger House Designs

I always have a Playdate dress cut out!

On this version, the only changes I made where to finish the arms with contrast bias tape and the monogram.  I used my sisters embroidery machine.

Playdate Dress sewn by Ginger House Designs

So that it! Does anyone else have a pattern that they really love and sew again and again?

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