There’s no time to lose, I heard her say. Catch your dreams before they slip away. -The Rolling Stones
I am ecstatic to say that fall has finally arrived here in Tennessee! So, how about a cozy flannel dress to celebrate!?!
I’ve been planning this Oliver + S Hide and Seek dress in my head for about 2 months now and the final dress looks NOTHING like where I started. I originally bought the striped fabric, used here in the yoke, for the main dress fabric and was going to embroider some chambray for yoke. Well, the embroidery that I spent hours on didn’t turn out like I had hoped, so I sat on it for a bit to see if it grew on me. And I sat, and sat, and sat some more. It never grew on me. While I was wracking my brain for some way to make the dress happen, I came across this dress from Ace and Jig and I was totally inspired.
I knew where to get the buffalo check and went back and forth on the yoke fabric until i finally settled on the striped fabric I had originally intended to use. I guess I was also inspired by the plaid flannel shirt with striped top look that I have been seeing.
I decided to do some subtle embroidery on the yoke. It’s two arrows embroidered in silver. While my intention was for subtly, I do wish the embroidery stood out a little bit more.
I took time and care matching the plaid at all the seams and making sure all the stripes were even as well.
The dress itself is a size 4. I cut the middle panels at the tunic width, to eliminate some fullness, and the length is somewhere between the tunic and dress versions. I bought the last yard of fabric and had to make it stretch, while still being able to match the plaids.
I absolutely LOVE how it turned out! I have a couple more Hide and Seeks in the works (I’ve got to use the other yokes I tried to make work with this dress! ha!).
Dress Pattern: Oliver + S Hide and Seek Dress
Plaid Fabric: Plaiditues Buffalo Check
Striped Fabric: Purchased from Textile Fabrics
Shoes: Minnetonka Double Fringe Side Zip Boots in Brown
Jeans: Gap Toddler Legging Jeans
Embroidery Design: Double Arrows by Katie Lyons