The dress is done in a super soft denim. I love the tulip skirt on the dress. I think it will have lots of spin-ablitity (very important to a 2 year old). Because of the tulip shaped skirt the pattern uses a "hem-band" to finish the skirt. Since I was doing this in denim I opted to go my own route. I made a denim bias strip to bind the bottom of the skirt. I thought it gave it a finish reminiscent of a pair of blue jeans.
The pattern also suggests adding piping to the seams between the skirt pieces or the seam where the bodice meets the skirt. The piping really does add a pop to the dress. But, in this case because I was using the denim and going for the feel of a pair of blue jeans I top stitched either side of the seams down the front and back of the dress. (It was hard to get a good picture of the top stitching)
I also top stitched around the bodice. Since getting that edge-stitching foot, I love to top-stitch. I think it adds a professional look to the garment. (Again, difficult to get a good picture of)
The bodice is lined with a cute green polk-a-dot print.
You will notice that this one actually has buttons, so the hard part is going to be convincing Piper that we have to wait to wear it.
I love all the Oliver + S patterns and this one did not disappoint. If I have one suggestion it is to take the advice and mark out the 1/2" seam allowance around top part (bib ?, shoulders?, what's that part called?) of the bodice. It really makes a world of difference in ending up with a nice finish to this part of the dress.
I think I am a hair behind in my sewing for fall. I have 2 dresses/jumpers, 1 jacket, 2 skirts and 1 top. I still would like to get 2 pair of pants and at least 2 tops finished. Good think fall doesn't usually arrive until sometime in October here. :)