the Olivia top and dress pattern is here!

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I am so excited to introduce the Olivia top and dress pattern for girls! This frock features and adorable button up empire waist style bodice, with sleeves in three variations: sleeveless, short, and elbow length. The gathered skirt is comfortable and breezy, and the fit is meant to be loose and flowing-it’s all about comfort! Cinch it in with a fun tie or belt….add some pockets…it’s perfect for color blocking and playing with different fabric pairings!

The pattern is sent via an instant download link after you purchase it, and the PDF comes with 23 pages of instructions, in color, for both a top and dress, with the aforementioned 3 sleeve versions. It includes 9 sizes, from 6-12 mo all the way up to a size 8! Includes helpful fabric and size charts, and detailed steps and tips to help make your Olivia sewing as easy as possible!

The Olivia Top and Dress
Printable PDF Pattern
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It’s been in the works for the past month or so, and I’m slowly getting the hang of this pattern thing! So look for more-cause I kind of love it! I also would like to thank my fabulous testers (you know who you are), for doing an amazing job of giving great feedback and advice. I’ll have a round up post with all their dresses up soon! (hint: they are GORgeous.)

In the meantime, enjoy some more pics from our shoot. (with all three girls….I’m surprised we all survived.)

This first one melted my heart.

Oh, and the fabrics! The teal for Sadie’s is Aqua Linen from the Springhouse line,  Ava’s is Domino Dot in Geranium from Violet Craft, and Charlotte’s fabric is Scalloped Edge from the Cloud9 Koi line.

Comments

  1. Fun Jess! Congrats on another pattern! Yay!!

  2. Absolutely beautiful! I’m going to have to make some of these for my girls. And your fabric choices are so awesome!

  3. love it Jess :) and Charlotte’s curls!! they’re beautiful aren’t they?

  4. Hooray! I’ve been anxiously awaiting this one, it is so adorable! I’m glad Blogger stopped being a noob and let you put it up for all of us to see :)

  5. Aw cuuute! Oh man, all THREE girls in a photoshoot too? COME ON! Congrats on the new pattern!!

  6. LOVE this pattern. Evangeline has demanded I sew her a top. Not like I’m 9&3/4 months pregnant or anything.

  7. I don’t even have kids and I love this pattern. It’s just so fun!

  8. Such a great pattern! I love the options and as a mom of an 8-year old, I appreciate the size range! BTW, what is the fabric you used for Charlotte’s top?

  9. These are seriously sooooo cute!!!! :) And your little ladies are EVEN CUTER!!! :)
    Love the new pattern!!!

  10. Beautiful dress, beautiful girls!

  11. What a beautiful pattern! And I love the fabric you chose for your girls. You did an amazing job! I can’t wait to buy it!

  12. Super cute! The pictures are total melt your heart! Congrats on getting the new pattern done (and posted 😉 I can’t wait to see what you come up with next!

    Check out my blog for purple prom dresses

  13. Those dresses are adorable. I may have to pick up this pattern and get started on next summer’s dresses. (if I start now, then they might get done, right?)

    And seriously, how cute are your girls? They make the best little models.

  14. Love it Jess! Your girls are so beautiful… Sadie’s dress is my fave! Congrats on the pattern. Definitely adding this to my list of things I wanna sew!

  15. Congrats Jess! It’s beautiful!!!

  16. Cute pattern and great mix fabrics!!

  17. Jess! Too cute! Definitly on my list! Love the pictures. Your girls are sooo cute. Charlotte always just kills me. I would let her have what ever she ask for haha

  18. I love it!! And your girls are just too cute!!!

  19. Congratulations, it’s a gorgeous pattern and very generous to have three views in one pattern. How fortunate to have three such delightful models!

  20. It’s adorable! Just one question – is the bodice lined?

  21. Seriously, how do you live with all of that cuteness around?!!!!

  22. Can I just say your children are so feaking cute. also I love your cowgirl party ideas. and I am totally stealing them for my sons 1st b-day/cowboy party!

  23. @Ruth, no it is not.

  24. so cute jess!!! the girls and their tops are just adorable!

  25. please increase the sizes! it is so hard to find good 12-16 patterns! so cute

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