Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Won't you pop over for a Popover?

When I saw that the Popover Sundress pattern was featured in the Sew Hip magazine, I decided I had to splurge to get the single issue from the UK (May 2009, Issue 6). I am extremely glad that I did. Not only is it one of the best sewing magazines I've seen, but this pattern is incredibly easy. I recommend it to all new seamstresses - seriously. It is so, so, so, so, so simple! There are only three pattern pieces, and the construction is one of the fastest on record. OH! and you get sizes 2-8 all in one pattern - isn't that great!

There are a few more samples on the Oliver + S Flickr group - one where she even added lace instead of rick rack which is so soft and feminine... I could make a dozen of these this summer - especially for our blazing hot weather.

A couple things I did was to add rick rack (like the original sample), except I basted my rick rack about 1/4 in from the edge of the fabric so that the maximum amount of swell would show (same for the hem). I also fully lined the dress with pima cotton so it would be super soft. The last touch I added was french seams. I couldn't take a photograph because SweetPea dodged back into the house before I remembered (and now it's raining), but here is a tutorial from Sew, Mama, Sew!

Rick Rack is sandwiched between the lining and the outer fabric.


Goosegirl said...

April, this little dress is adorable! Where did you get the fabric? I love it!! And smart girl to line this to keep it comfy and modest at the same time. I love it! And of course Sweet Pea is adorable!

Oh, and it is raining here in CA too.


Kathya said...

I love the dress but i am loving more the little cute face in the picture. Your DD is just so cute!!

Liesl Gibson said...

Turned out really cute!

Dawn said...

Oh April, I absolutely Love it!!! and where did you find that precious fabric? Now you are making me want to order the entire collection of magazines too. As always Sweet Pea is as cute as can be. Isn't it wonderful having a little girl to dress up and play with!?