Carousel Dress

Pattern: Carousel Dress by Oliver + S

Fabric: Sew Classic Linen look and quilting cotton

Oliver + S is an awesome place to get amazing patterns for kids. They have so many fun and practical options for everyday wear. The instructions are always easy to follow and the results always please. I have several different patterns from them. But, when I needed to make Auggie and Boo something to where to a memorial service I knew I wanted to use the Carousel dress.


I’m a little bit of a pattern hoarder so this particular pattern was in my stash that I hadn’t gotten around to sewing yet. I wasn’t disappointed.  This dress sews up super fast! This fit as usual was spot on. Normally with Oliver + S I just sew a size based on the age I’m sewing for. I find these patterns roomy enough that it works out well.

I was making these dresses right before we were going out of town so I dug through my fabric and found some Sew Classic Linen Look a like from Joann’s. I had  some in Deep Lake & Ivory colors. You can see the deep lake is the main body and the bottom and sleeve trip is the ivory. The pockets are from a bit of star spangle quilting cotton scrap I had left over from a previous project.carouseld4


I liked how this pattern uses binding on the neck opening. Personally I like binding anyways. I just don’t always like attaching it. I didn’t take any pictures if the insides of the dresses but I finished the seams with french seams. It’s a little more time consuming but I’m glad I did because linen or linen like material unravels like crazy. The french seams really turned out secure even after being washed.


I would definitely recommend this pattern because it is so easy to sew and turns out great. It was roomy and comfortable. The sizing was great. I’m sure I will make it again.


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