Two Pinwheels

I’ve had this plaid/gingham cotton double gauze in my stash for over a year.  Two years maybe?  3 yards each of two colors.  To make each souricette an Oliver + S Pinwheel Dress and Tunic set.  And I finally did it!


(Note that the girls directed themselves in this photoshoot.)


There really isn’t much to say about the pattern.  Instructions and drafting top notch as ever with Oliver + S. I made a size 4T for souricette 2 which gives her some room to grow.


Souricette 1 got a size 6 but I should have lengthened it a bit.


The fabric is soft but was a bit of a pain to deal with it.  It’s very loosely woven so it kept getting pulled off grain.  I kept having to readjust as I was cutting.  I tried to match the plaid at the side seams but with the shifty fabric, I needed to do it in single layer and I was having none of that.  Besides, I thought the fabric requirements meant that I had to squeeze the pieces on.  For souricette 1, the pattern said I needed over 3 yards.  Turns out my fabric was 60″ wide so I still have a full yard of each color!


My finishing on the bias binding isn’t awesome.  The weave of the gauze is so loose that the binding was suuuuuper stretchy.  I tried not to pull on it but it wasn’t very cooperative.


Eh, the girls don’t care.  One has been wearing the tunic with a skort and the other has been hanging around in the dress.


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Creative mommy at home to two wonderful little girls, trying to juggle family, sewing, exercise, family, knitting, photography, and did I mention family?

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4 comments on “Two Pinwheels
  1. Charity says:

    Self-directed photo-shoots can get pretty fun! =D
    Those are some cute outfits! I like the fabric you used, but it doesn’t sound very enjoyable to sew with.


    • The bias strips were a pain because it was so stretchy, but it was fine for everything else. So I guess, use it only on the straight grain? It’s super soft and comfortable. I just won’t make bias tape with it again…


  2. Masha says:

    I adore these. Especially the gingham slip dresses. So perfect!


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