I felt the need for an antidote to all that pink satin and fleece, so decided to turn to a new-to-me Oliver & S pattern, the Playtime dress and leggings. I wasn’t actually excited about this pattern when I first saw it, but when O&S had a mega sale on paper patterns, I ordered it anyhow. Turns out that I love the dress. It’s a simple project, but has some very nice details, and the fit is comfy but not sloppy (I made a 5 width/6 length).
The dress fabric, found at Fabricland, is something between a flannel and a brushed twill. It is soft, warm, and drapes nicely. The leggings are a stretch velour, which wouldn’t be my first choice, but E loved how soft and slinky they are. She keeps inviting people to pet her legs – “they are softer than a chinchilla!”.
My favourite part of sewing the dress was the topstitching templates – such a nice finished result! I like how the pockets are topstitched as well.
The leggings are a good, basic pattern. They sewed up quickly (although the slinky velour defied the cutting blade on my serger, which made a bit of a mess) and the fit (size 5 with 2″ of length added) is good. And voila, a cozy new outfit!