As mentioned here, I made a second version of the Roller Skate Dress to head-off any possible sadness that might have arisen if one sister received a new dress and not the other.
Of course, I didn’t get any photos of the beautiful little girl actually in the dress, except with her sister:
I made this version exactly as directed in the Oliver+S instructions, with the exception of French seams throughout and an alteration of the neckline. Instead of dipping into a V, I smoothed out the neckline to be a simple curve. I just adore simplicity of the self-fabric button.
There’s a cute self-fabric button on the back too:
After all the work aligning chevrons, I wasn’t sure I could face more stripe matching. But despite my best efforts, I couldn’t avoid it, so I had to plan the cutting of this dress too, to make sure the front and back matched up.
This was a throw-together sort of dress, though, and there is a stripe mis-match in the back that makes me absolutely crazy. Can you spot it? Believe me, had this been for the actual competition, I would have ripped it all out to get it right! Sometimes you just have to let it go…