Saturday, March 27, 2010

What do you think of our new little Miss?


These are the first two "test runs" for the newest pattern!


Let me tell you a little bit about it.....there are pleats on the bodice...


...it wraps in the back (I'm keeping my promise of no plackets, buttonholes, or zippers in my patterns)...

(the scratched up face is from an awesome bike wreck she had this week)

...it ties on the sides with either ribbon or a fabric sash (it also looks nice on the older girls just knotted), the front of the skirt is flat and the gathers start on either sides of the pleats....


...and it's long with and heirloom feel, but it also makes an adorable shirt.


This one hasn't been hemmed yet, but I really like the look of an unhemmed dress! I'm always tempted to leave them this way and just let the girls go outside to run and pick flowers in them! Isn't that silly? It's like the hem is what makes it too dressy to run in or something. These dresses were made out of two old worn out, soft, soft, soft, bed sheets.



Perfect for running in! Spring and Summer are going to love this dress! So my only problem is the name. I want to name it after my little sis-in-law, Olivia Paige, but there is already a pretty popular pattern out there by the name of Olivia. Paige doesn't really sound like her since we usually call her Olivia, or Livy, but then Livy is too close to Lily (which could turn out bad when it comes to invoicing or confused orders).....is Miss Olivia Paige too long? What do you think about the name and the dress?


35 comments:

LadySnow said...

Alyvia is an alternate spelling for Olivia. So you could call it "Miss Alyvia". Still her name just a different spelling. Oh..and I love this dress! Is it going to be for infant sizes as well as the older girls? I think both of my daughters would look so adorable in this. :-)

Brenda L said...

I love the dress, it's darling!

Kuky said...

I think it's beautiful dress. I like Miss Olivia.

Jean said...

I'm going to need this one, so it's a good think I haven't been able to get the last new one yet either!

considerthelillies said...

love it! too bad you don't have a grown up version! looks cool, comfy and lovely!

Kimberly said...

Love the dress, love the pleats, how about a Miss Abby after the little goat?

Rebecca said...

Very sweet - and just in time for Summer!

Hayden said...

To cute! I love it! I like Miss Olivia

Cherishing My Days said...

Is the popular pattern the "miss" Olivia? If not, then I think that alone is enough to make yours distinct. But no, I do not think "Miss Olivia Paige" is too long.

Ruth said...

Cute dress! I say just go with Miss Olivia if you want. :) I'm getting ready to sew up a Miss Madeline---anxious for my first run of your patterns.

Tonya said...

How about "Miss Livy Paige". Not quite as long but still very pretty.

Goosegirl said...

I like "Miss Olivia Paige" but think "Miss Olivia" would work well too. Your design is nothing like the "olivia" dress, so I don't think it will be confusing with the "Miss" in front of it.

And the dress is just beautiful. I love the pin tucks. They are so classic and pretty. And the back is so lovely too.

muralimanohar said...

Miss Olivia is such a perfect kind of name. I think you should use it. :)

jenn said...

I really love the name Miss Olivia Paige. I think it is perfect! This new dress is just perfect! Another winner!!

Kathy said...

Your southern, and there is nothing more southern than a double name. I love Olivia Paige and would name the dress just that. It is a very pretty pattern. Can't wait to make it for my Maggie !

seemommysew said...

I love this dress! I think it might be one my favorites!

cjoy said...

Pretty as expected. ;)

I think Miss Paige is nice, but there's also
~Miss Olive
~Miss Live (I like the idea of "living" in that)
~and Miss Livie is another way to spell Livy

I didn't read the other comments, so there's probably better suggestions already on the table, but wanted to put in my 2 cents...

And I totally see why you'd want to leave it unhemmed. That sounds so free. Wouldn't it pucker and slowly unravel in the wash? Or is there a way to fix that?

Anonymous said...

This dress is breautiful- I need the pattern soon so I can make it for my daughter for ehr birthday! Size 10-12 please!

Sarah said...

This dress just says little girl. It is so sweet. Maybe you could name it Lady Olivia? Or Lady Livvie? Can't wait for this one to come out.

MamaHoldYou said...

well there are at least two patterns out there named Olivia and neither one resembles this one so I still think a Miss Olivia would be just fine. I also don't think that Miss Olivia Paige would be too long. Either way I can't wait to add it to my "to make" list!
I'm about to dive into matching Miss Lily Easter dresses this afternoon :)

Stephanie said...

Love that dress. I would avoid using Olivia just bc that name is so attached to that pattern. I like the two word Ms. Olivia Paige or maybe you could give it a Bulgarian girls name in honor of your hopeful adoption.

Rose and Ivy said...

Miss Olivia Paige is a pretty name! What a beautiful dress- I love it!

6blessings said...

Ohhhh! Love it!!! this may be my favorite!

Charlene T said...

Beautiful! I could make a 1/2 dozen of these and see them worn every day by DD

dailythread said...

I love it!! It's so beautiful! I only wish I could buy it for Easter...waah! I love it, and you could call it Miss Livy...or Miss Livy Paige. Cute!

Leslie said...

What a beautiful dress! I don't think Miss Olivia Paige is too long, but I also don't think it would be an issue calling it "Miss Olivia", since the other pattern excludes the "Miss". :)

Beth said...

LOVE it! The pleats on the bodice are perfect.

Kim said...

Love the way it wraps in the back - very clever!

Luisa said...

Just found your blog from a friend. Love the dresses. I wish I could make them in time for Easter. At least there is next year:)

Renata said...

I like Miss Olivia as well! The dress is just lovely - I really like the way the skirt is quite flat at the front, but gathered at the back. Also the cross over back is fun!

You are so creative - I love all your designs!
Have a lovely day
Renata :)

Trina said...

Absolutely lovely. I am so excited to sew a couple for my little girls. I can't wait! I am absolutely amazed by your creativity in coming up with such beautiful, modest dresses with no zippers or buttonholes.

Sylvia said...

Love the dress! Will the pattern be available soon OR is it available now? My sweet granddaughter would look absolutely beautiful wearing a dress from this pattern! Please let me know...you can email me at helloitsmelord@yahoo.com or visit my blog happeningsofahouseonoak.blogspot.com

angela said...

I'm wondering when this will be available. I for sure will have to buy it!!!

Suzy-Homemaker said...

Love the dress and the name!! Fat face and all, you're brilliant ;)

Angel said...

I love Paige! Or Olivia Paige is nice too. I can't wait for this pattern, gorgeous as always!