May 21, 2010

The Popover Dress for Sew and Tell

If you are looking for the Quilt Festival post it is here. Aurifil thread giveaway is here.

I took my first plunge into clothes making this week for my two daughters.

Enjoying their new dresses

I used the Oliver + S free pattern, and some Nicey Jane to make these popover dresses.

Nicey Jane popover dress

The bias binding for the bows was new to me, but it worked like a charm. To finish without a serger, I used french seams for the inside and stitched twice along the bottom edge to make the end look finished.

Finished seams on the popover dress

What a beautiful day for a new sundress!

Enjoying the sun

Remember to go visit Sew and Tell. There are more talented and crafty people than me out there.


  1. The sundress are adorable and so are the girls! My little girl is 24 ;),I always loved to dress her up cute. Happy weekend thanks for visiting me!

  2. Thanks for sharing the links; I've never made clothes but I want to give this a try! :)

  3. Your girls just look adorable and you've done a great job with the finishing on them too. I love that particular print from the Nicey Jane line! I think I have it 3 colourways.

  4. Those are adorable! Nice job on the seams too. The girls look so happy in their dresses.

  5. they are so adorable...i really do need to try dresses again. stretching myself as a sewer is not my favorite.

  6. You chose the nicest fabric for these dresses! They turned out so pretty and summery. Thanks for the link

  7. Sweet success--both the dresses & the girls are just adorable. Nice job!

  8. Kristen,

    These dresses stole my heart, and your girls looks so cute in them!!! You did a marvelous job.

  9. gorgeous! great job. i love that pattern. it's so easy. wonder if we could enlarge it for adults, lol??

  10. Just precious! The dresses AND your little ones! You did such a nice job on these. Great finish. :o)


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