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Constellations Alma and Oliver + S dresses

I purchased some gorgeous Lizzy House Constellations fabric from Backstitch at the start of the year.  I love this range – blues, purple, moons and stars – what’s not to like?!

I was inspired by Gather here’s beautiful makes – oh to own a fabric shop!

I made myself a Sewaholic Alma blouse in Supernova purple- this came together very well.  I shortened the length of the bodice by couple of inches and graded down a couple of pattern sizes at the shoulders, but other than that, used the pattern as it was drafted.  I added fabric belt loops (you can just make them out at the crook of my elbow on the left), but I think I’ll take them off as they stick out a bit, and the belt stays in place without them.

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Now for the little people’s dresses.  The pattern is the Oliver + S Seashore dress. I’m really impressed with these patterns.  They have very clean, simple lines which produce great looking garments.

Elder daughter fancied the black Twinkle Twinkle fabric – I wasn’t too sure to start off with,  but the stars on the dress are really lift the fabric.  She feels very grown up in it and it hides the mud and grass stains a treat!  Younger daughter chose the blue Star Chart design, which is adorable.  I found some owl buttons in my local Abakhans to finish off the starry skies theme.

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I think they like their dresses!

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