Hide and Seek dresses for Scraptember

The Hide and Seek dress pattern by Oliver + S is a fabulous dress for scrap-busting. Let’s forget for a second that it is a beautifully designed play dress and look instead at all those fabulous panels that can allow for so much fabric mixing creativity.

I’ve made Hide and Seek dresses for both of my older girls recently (here and here). This time round, I used up the last of my Nani Iro and double-faced wool on the dress for Miss Six. The lining of the back bodice is wool as well, which should keep this little peep warm in Fall. The back skirt is leftover from here and the pretty dotted chambray is a small remnant I picked up from Tessuti Fabrics many, many moons ago.

 

 


 

Miss Four got a more summery version of this dress because her current summer wardrobe is in a pretty sorry state.

 
 
 
 

With our move to Kansas, we’ve had two back to back summers and some of her clothes have been in constant rotation since September 2013! I used an old linen pillowcase for the front and back of her skirt. The pillowcase lace makes for a very pretty back hem. Unbelievably, I picked it up at a garage sale for only $1.50.

 

 

 

 

 

16 thoughts on “Hide and Seek dresses for Scraptember

  1. That’s some serious scrapping and they look fab! I particularly love that linen pillow slip as a skirt. Just gorgeous. I never see the potential in scraps but that may reflect my utter selfish sewing proclivity 🙂

    1. I find sewing scrappy dresses the most bearable of my selfless sewing – it’s stress free – I don’t have to worry about mucking up sharp collars etc, and it’s so satisfying to see the scrap pile drop. So it’s kind of selfish selfless sewing really…

    1. Haha! Thanks Rhonda. I’m going to be so sad the day they turn around and become desperate for RTW brands like their mates. I’m very stealthily sewing the seed in their little brains that it is great to be different 😉

  2. Lucky (& cute) girls!

    Back views are usually neglected views. But here they are my favorite views! What inspiring makes these are. Also love your choice of broderie anglais for Miss Six’s dress. Go so well with the pillowcase lace in the back skirt.

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