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