Liesl and Co.
Oliver + S: Garden Party Dress Sewing Pattern (5-12)
This pattern offers all sorts of creative options. You can choose to make either a sweet everyday dress or blouse or the ultimate fancy dress or blouse. Both views feature a pretty shirred front bodice, gathered skirt, and a keyhole back-neck opening. The dress version includes cute cap sleeves while the blouse option is sleeveless, but you can mix and match to create a variety of darling styles from one pattern. This pattern is also perfect for embellishing with ribbons, embroidery, or even smocking.
Each of our patterns calls on a unique set of sewing skills. Haven't ever done one of these things before? Don't worry. We'll walk you through it, step by step.
After successfully sewing this pattern, you will have developed the following skills: gathering, curved seam, flat-set sleeve.
Light- to medium-weight woven fabrics like quilting cotton, voile, lawn, shirting, poplin, broadcloth, and linen.
Coordinating thread, one 1/2" button, featherweight fusible interfacing.