Oh Spring, where art thou?
18 Jan 2013

Oh Spring, where art thou?

5 Comments In the Workroom, Olivine Dress

I just wanted to share with you our newest Olivine Dress look that is hot off the (home) assembly line.  Made with a gorgeous silk gingham and accented with Liberty of London’s Susanna print below, we hope this look will inspire our followers to start thinking SPRING!  Doesn’t this print evoke images of your  little one romping through the tulips gathering Easter eggs?

With the holidays behind us, Cleveland is looking rather dreary these days, and we just can’t help ourselves from sewing for spring.  It’s never too early for positive thinking!

Reminder: there is one more weekend left of our SALE! 20% off all orders with code “welcome2013″.  Take advantage of a purchase now, especially since shipping costs to those beyond our U.S. borders will drastically increase on Jan 27th (due to the US Post Office, not us here at Clever Charlotte!).

Happy Sewing!

~Carla

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5 Responses to “Oh Spring, where art thou?”

  1. Cindy says:

    That dress is gorgeous! I haven’t made any firm decisions on Easter dresses but I’m awfully tempted to make the Olivine.:)

  2. Tamara says:

    I showed my daughter this dress pattern yesterday and she is in love with it! Do you have any tips as to how to make the boccie slightly larger as her measurements a more a size 12 than an 8. Thank you for showing us this example it is stunning!

    • Carla says:

      The bodice of the Olivine dress is challenging to modify. My recommendation is to try to expand the pattern at the side seams (perhaps 1/4″ on each of the front sides and 1/4″ on each of the back sides for a total of 1″ more ease around the chest. This shouldn’t affect the pleats. It would be easiest to leave off the sleeves if you make these modifications, but if you do give the sleeves a shot you’d need to add an additional 1/2″ to each the sleeve heads to accommodate the bodice changes. I suspect you may still have issues with the armhole being too high and tight but making that change isn’t something I can describe here. Most importantly… make a muslin before cutting any good fabric… it might not work out!

      So glad you daughter loves the look!

  3. Nicole says:

    I have snuck this pattern into my car and brought it to the beach to draft!

  4. Boys Suit says:

    The dress looks very cute. You did a great job!