3.15.2013

Oliver + S Roller Skate Dress

A few weeks ago, Oliver + S introduced a new pattern - the Roller Skate Dress.

roller skate by Oliver + S 

They had me at hello.  It was love at first sight.  (Liesl's versions of this dress are amazing.)

roller skate by Oliver + S

Prior to the release of this pattern, I was feeling somewhat uninspired. 


{A certain 17 month old's frequent night waking may have a little something to do with that.  The ENT tells us it's her enlarged adenoid, but she's on the young side for surgery.}


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No matter what our creative passions are, we all go through times when we feel less inspired.  It's inevitable.

roller skate by Oliver + S 

Sometimes we need to step back and give ourselves a breather.    I unintentionally took almost a month off.

roller skate by Oliver + S 

Other times it helps to find something that inspires us-  and then jump back in with both feet!   This was exactly what I needed to do.  It feels so good to be sewing again - it is so energizing.  In my world with lots of dishes and laundry, having time to be creative feels like a need for me.  It's how I recharge.


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It's warming up here in Texas and I foresee more of these dresses in my girls' future.

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{My girls have suddenly been interested in dressing alike and (above) Evie and Iris are wearing these dresses that I made almost 2 1/2 years ago.  So well loved and yet still in great shape.  I heart handmade!}

12 comments:

  1. Gorgeous!
    So sweet on the dressing alike.

    My Twins dressed identically until they didn't want to anymore. This was about four years ago,
    Now my 4 year old and 8 year old girls like to wear the same or very similar outfit!
    What ever makes them happy.

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    1. Nicole, that's so sweet! I love that!

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  2. great dress! that fabric is stunning!

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    1. Thanks Gail! The fabric is Summersville Spring.

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  3. Looks fantastic!! Isn't this such a great pattern? Love when that happens - you're feeling less than inspired but a certain pattern or fabric line arrives and changes it all.

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  4. I love the fabric, too! (And the fact that the girls want to dress alike--so sweet.) I think I already told you this, but your kids are really good at modeling! Especially Indigo. I LOVE that first pic of her and Jude--so cute.

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    1. You know what was funny? That was just them goofing around. I didn't prompt them to do any of that! We were locked out of our house and waiting for the locksmith to arrive so I guess they didn't have any else to do than be silly for me! :)

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  5. Love your roller skate - such a fab pattern.
    Great pics :-)

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  6. Your kids are so adorable!! I love your version of the dress.

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  7. I love your fabric choice! I am loving seeing all of the different versions of this dress online. Make one for Iris so that I can think about how it would look on my baby! (But only if you feel inspired!)

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  8. Your version of the roller skate dress is beautiful! I'm tempted to make a winter version for my little girl.

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    1. i think it would make a great winter dress. made in quilting cotton it's actually quite heavy!

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