When I saw the roller skate dress from Oliver + S, I saw a great deal of potential. It's practically a blank slate. I changed the neckline to add a tie and I thought about dropping the elastic down to make it gather at the hip, but I don't find that the most flattering shape and the fabric doesn't have enough drape. It's a cute little tunic that I think will work well for late summer and early fall.
ETA* The neck ties were lengthened at least 8 inches. I'd have to go dig through my bin to find the pattern piece I drafted. I also snipped the front center and then folded the edges under to make a V notch in the front so that it would be finished and have a bit of slack for tying the ties.
This tunic is actually the size 6-12 month dress. It fits great now, but I'm not sure how well it will fit in a few months. Maybe I should have gone with the 12-18?
I also made the knickers. I'll post about those another time.
I'm not sure if I like the neck tied like a tie or tied in a bow. I guess we can wear it both way.
Perfect for cooler fall days and reading a book.