O & S GIVEAWAY and a new dress

My machine has been getting a bit of a workout since uni finished. Mostly I’ve  been sewing bonnets, but I’ve also finished this cute dress for Adele.

It’s based on the Oliver & S Playdate dress (size 6M – 3T), which I believe is out of print. I slightly modified the pattern, which you can probably tell by the ruffle sleeves, which I did to break up the Heather Ross from her West Hill line. I also fully lined the dress in the fabric from the yoke, just to add an extra fabric layer for warmth and to accommodate the sleeve change.

The fabric is very olive and probably a little too murky to make an entire dress out of. I was hoping the ruffle sleeves would break it up a bit. I also hoped the gold yoke fabric, vintage trim and buttons would lighten the dress, but it does seem a little brown and yellow to me.

Oh well, I think it’s cute all the same, even if the drool shows after just a few minutes wear….

Now a GIVEAWAY. I’ve actually owned this pattern (which is size 6m to 3T) for a while, but mum recently returned from a short holiday and had purchased the same pattern for me. So now I have two, and clearly I don’t need two, so I’d like to give my second copy to one of my followers – yay! So, to get your hands on this super cute pattern, simply follow my blog and leave a comment below. Easy peasy!

Photographic proof that I own two of these patterns and you aren’t getting my used copy,
which you would totally be able to identify, as I’m particularly crappy at maintaining factory folds!

I’ll draw a winner, by random number when I return from my upcoming holiday – say 1 June or something. Don’t forget you need to Follow me to win.

The competition is open to everyone, including those not in Australia. Please make sure I can reply to your comment or leave your email address so that I can contact you if you win.

Good luck!

  • That sounds lovely! Count me in please. Love the dress too – especially the fabric. I have a wee babushka fetish!!!

  • I think your little dress looks very cute and It would be very pretty in summer with the ruffle and no sleeve at all. (I am of course a follower too!)

  • Vik

    Completely agree. Perhaps too murky if it was a whole dress, however totally perfect as it is. Adorable! I would love to be entered in the giveaway too please, thanks 🙂

  • I think the dress is absolutely adorable! So cute! Thanks for the chance!

  • This is one of the very few O + S patterns I don't own, so I would love to win! Thanks for the chance!

  • Suz

    Cute dress! I love 'bibs' and yolks in dresses and shirts. I am already a follower and would love to receive the Oliver & S pattern. I could use it for both my girls 🙂 Thanks, Suz at http://www.sewpony.blogspot.com (suzanneseniore@yahoo.comm.au)

  • Sam

    I like it – she is so adorable

  • I have 2 daughters in that age range, so could totally give that pattern a work out! Thanks for the chance!

  • Beautiful dress! But I totally agree about the colour. I love a good giveaway!! leithlilley@gmail.com

  • Very cute dress. It reminds me of one I had when I was little with the same brown tones.

  • I love this sweet dress. I won't enter the giveaway as a pattern that gorg is wasted on a pathetic sewer like me, but I wanted to say… 'hi!' x

  • Very cute dress. very cute little girl!

  • Jen

    Oooh, I'd love a pattern to follow!
    I think the dress is very cute!

  • Too cute! My grand daughter would look soo0 cute in this!

  • i hope i win:) my email is trinhthuyvu@yahoo.com

  • I've always wanted to try an Oliver + S pattern.
    ardeannadoornbso at yahoo dot ca

  • I love O+S patterns. I have the majority of them except for this one.

  • I'd love to win this to get a head start on Christmas present dress making for all of the little girls around me!

  • Jo

    I'm new this whole blogging world. Does following on bloglovin' count? I just find it the easiest to keep track of. If not please ignore this comment as an entry. Hope you have a nice holiday.