Are you going to blog me? She asked as I snapped some quick photos on my phone... well, yes, yes I am.
The sleeves came up a bit short on the jacket, but I was expecting that. In hindsight I really should have left myself some "wiggle room" there. My sister is small pretty much everywhere, except for the length of her arms. Because I don't really have anything left in the sleeve hem, I'm thinking of adding an extra strip of fabric at the ends and making a little cuff thingy to give them some more length - it really only needs another inch or two.
During the week I also tested out my Oliver + S Ice Cream Dress pattern. I was inspired by some colour block dresses I'd seen, like the ones here and here, and also this adult version of the Ice Cream Dress. I already knew from my sister's measurements that the size 12 would (should) fit, so I picked up some brightly coloured polin and got to work.
In the back of my mind there was the thought that maybe the dress would fit me, but being a redhead, orange is not even close to my colour. Plus I have curves, which is a real pain when trying to sew for myself. It's pretty much the reason I don't do it. And the dress didn't fit me, so my sister has scored it for her summer wardrobe. That's if she is game enough to wear it - it is pretty bright.
Despite adding an extra half inch or to to the bottom of the top panel, it is still just a tad tight around the arms. I've been trying to think about how I could add some room in there without unpicking the whole top section. It fits as it is, but it could probably be a little more comfortable. Plus if I was to make one again, I would make the neck just a teensy bit wider. Other than that I think it looks great.
The most impressive part for my sister was that I covered the button on the back with the same fabric as the dress. Well, as they say, it's the little things that matter most!
Love you sis!