Sunday, January 8, 2012

Hopscotch Dress

Another great pattern from oliver + s... the Hopscotch Knit Dress! It was my first project ever with knit fabric, and it actually went really quickly and easily. Love that there were only five pattern pieces to cut.

The fabric is oliver + s city weekend park ramble in pink (the same fabric that is on the pattern package--how creative of me!) I bought it (and the pattern) a whole year ago on I made a size 4.

I used my serger for the whole thing, except the basting/gathering stitches and to hem the sleeves and bottom edge. The places where I had to use my regular machine were actually the most difficult. I think I will have to buy a walking foot if I want to do a lot more of these kinds of projects. This fabric was pretty stretchy though, so maybe that was part of the issue.

It looks a little bit like a nightgown, but it is super comfortable and Louisa actually wanted to wear it right away, and the next day, too. Pretty nice when that works out.

Knits are awesome! No buttons, zippers, fraying... plus, they stretch!


  1. Hi!

    Just had to share what my eight year old said as she was looking over my shoulder at this post; "Wow! did someone make that it looks like it's from a store!" Everything you make is lovely. I often seem to find myself here via the AMH flickr pool. Will add you to my reader now!

  2. Knit dresses are the best, aren't they? You did a fabulous job on the Hopscotch wonder your daughter loves it!:)


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