Oliver and S Popover Sundress Shirt

Do you all follow Project Run and Play?  I have followed along silently for years, but this year I am hoping to sew along each week!  This week’s challenge was to mix up the Oliver and S popover sundress.  It is a free pattern that is available to sew up for a little girl, or her 18 inch doll.  While I was trying to think of what to do with this pattern, I pinned a shirt that had a very similar silhouette so I got right to work.  Oliver and S Popover Sundress If the fabric looks familiar, it’s leftover from an April Rhodes dress I made during the summer.  I paired it with this sweet butterfly print up top and decided I wanted to seperate the two fabrics with some piping.  I dug through my notions basket and found the perfect zipper, so I decided to use it as piping, just like Kate did with her cute W pants.  Oliver and S Popover Sundress To make the top, I extended that pattern a few inches and then instead of cutting the front piece on the fold I cut two separate pieces.  I also curved the bottom hem in the front. The back piece was also extended again by a few inches to give the top some volume and I gathered the top hem before attaching it to the butterfly print.  Oliver and S Popover Sundress The shorts were made from Dana’s shorts pattern.  I cannot say enough good things about this pattern.  I wanted to try it in a knit and here it is!  For the waistband, I serged 1 inch elastic to the top waist line, stretching as I went.  I then folded it under and topstiched about 3/4 of an inch from the waist line, again stretching as I went.  These shorts were amazingly easy…I will definitely be sewing more of them in knit fabric! Dana Made Shorts I think this outfit is going to get plenty of wear around here!  Sweet Pea was pleased with both pieces…woo hoo!  Oliver and S Popover Sundress

  • Renee

    Super cute outfit! The top has a high low hem but in a different way. I gotta try that shorts pattern one day.

    • Teresa

      Thanks Renee…the top does have a high low hem which I am loving right now! And the shorts pattern is soooo easy…you definitely should try them!

  • What a wonderful remix!!

    • Teresa

      Thanks Jenya!

  • Cute top! The curved hem look great in this top!

    • Teresa

      Thanks…I’m really into the curved hems right now!

  • Love the zipper as a fun way to do piping! The hemline and front seam are really cool details too.

    • Teresa

      Thanks…Kate has some good ideas, huh!?!

  • Love that zipper piping!

    • Teresa

      Thanks…I’m actually in the middle of sewing up a pair of shorts for my boy with the same idea, but a metal zipper. We’ll see how it turns out!

  • I love the look of it on an older girl!!!!! She looks so comfy but so modern and trendy at the same time. Awesome fabric combinations and such a great outfit!!!

    • Teresa

      Thanks so much! I’ve found out she’ll only wear it if it’s comfy!

  • I really like that butterfly fabric! And the split down the front is lovely.

    • Teresa

      Thanks Ajaire. The butterfly fabric is one of my favorites in my stash!

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