Today we have Susan with us. Susan’s blog cracked me up the first time I came across the name – because as a fellow mom of boys (though not twins!) I totally get how you want to (and often do) call your kids punks. Or in my case sometimes worse things.
Hi guys! I’m Susan and I blog at Living with Punks. I’m a mama to 3 punks that I love to sew new and cool things for…I’m always on the hunt for unique fabrics that will be appealing to my ever-growing kids. I think fabric selection is key when you are trying to stuff your kids into handmade garments. Creating clothes and sharing tutorials is a passion of mine, but this time I’m introducing you to an old fave, the Oliver + S Popover Sundress! I’ve made several versions of this sundress every year for my daughter. It’s a fail-safe pattern and I couldn’t have come up with anything more simple and classic! Plus, you get to show off some cute fabric!
It’s a free pattern from 2 to 8 years, so whatever stage your girly is in, chances are you can whip this sundress up in a matter of a few hours. I think this makes a great base for a dress if you want to go crazy and add some elements and features to make it your own. I found the dress runs true to size, giving the wearer a roomy frock that’s easy to run and play in.
I got the fabric from Spoonflower in the cotton poplin option. It’s called Take the Detour Route and was the winner of the Urban Sightings contest. I love it! It’s soft and the color is crisp. This was my first time using fabric from Spoonflower in a garment, and it was awesome…just pricey! The poplin is soft and easy to work with and I would recommend it if you don’t mind the cost.
I hope I’ve inspired you to make a few of these sweet dresses this summer! I already have a few more cut for the season. You can always follow me on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest to get my latest blog posts :). Thanks for having me Melissa!
Thanks Susan! While you’re looking around Susan’s blog, make sure to check out her Floor Pillows (on my to-sew list)
And another sundress, her Bandana Dress
And don’t forget to come back tomorrow and see what Jessica of Craftiness is Not Optional made!