Tuesday, July 9, 2013

sewalong for Flip this Pattern - Roller skate dress


Over at Frances Suzanne - sewing with sisters they are doing this wonderful series called
Flip this Pattern. Every month for the next few months they have chosen a Pattern for each month to flip. Read more about it HERE
If you want to see how I did the flip go to the Picture tutorial by clicking HERE

For the month of July they have chosen Oliver + S - Roller skate dress + Tunic sewing pattern

which has so many possibilities. I immediately had a color block combination with some pockets for Isabella in mind.


this is my drawing when ideas came tumbling around

then I found my fabric

Construction followed soon - I was too excited on getting started and might have let the kids run around in their jammies most of Monday - oops. That said it is summer break so a few hours on the wii u playing Smurfs dance Party cannot hurt , now can it?

The collar I made some hand embroidering with navy blue, white and orange (different thickness) for a textured effect.

I did this on my navy blue fabric tracing the pattern and then the hand stitching before cutting out my pattern.

I quickly made Isabella some cute hair accessories to go with the outfit.
Look how cute she is on her skates destroying my garden.

 I have lots of pictures with assembly so hopefully a more detailed post on that later.
I loved how the color blocking on the skirt part turned out. I added pockets as well and she is in heaven.

Thank you for looking and make sure to go check out all the other sew along pictures over at Frances Suzanne -July Flip this pattern sew along


  1. The color blocking is pretty awesome and I love the embroidery on the collar. It adds so much to the dress.

    1. Thank you , Renee. I love your flip too.

  2. Your flip is amazingly stunning. The embroidery made the dress so unique as well as the idea of color blocking.
    Love it!
    And she was even worn the colorful rolling skate! :)

  3. Navy and orange is one of the perfect color combinations {Love those two colors together}.... And, we LOVE us some hand-stitching....I had never thought of varying the thread thickness to create texture. Great FLIP, all the way around!

    1. Thank you, Thank you. I love orange and Navy very much at the moment.

  4. I love the lines you created on the dress portion (as well as the crisp white, navy and orange combo)! Well done!

  5. Ooh those pockets line up so perfectly on the sides!! Great job!

  6. This dress is too gorgeous for words. I love this look! The hand stitching is pretty impressive, too, it adds such uniqueness. Much love!


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