The first week's task was to do an Oliver + S popover sundress remix. I love remixes. I really do. I also love Oliver + S patterns so this was a fun week for me. Part of my challenge was to make something that would transition to fall because Miss has a closet full of summer clothes and there isn't going to be much time left to wear it.
I made a top that can be layered over a long sleeve top or under a cardigan and a matching pair of shorts. The shorts are also Oliver + S but I left off the pockets because my suede I sewed them with was too bulky to for the pockets and my coordinating fabric looked too garish. I think they're still pretty cute, though.
The top is made from fabric in my stash. I've had it for two years now and I decided this was as good a project as any to pull it out.
Now, onto the remix! I love the top inset and the bias tape straps so I knew I wanted to keep those aspects of the pattern. Unfortunately, tie straps aren't very good under cardigans. I shortened the straps and instead of a tie closure, they now have eye hooks to hold them together. The top still easily slips on and off like the original pattern. Now, it can be layered under a cardigan or over a tee! I shortened the pattern and straightened the sides. Then I added a peplum.
I started with a full circle, but it was far too full. It was almost another clown suit! So, I eased in the fullness and found a happy medium.
On warmer days, it can be worn alone and with sandals. In colder months, the outfit is easily layered over tights and paired with boots. I just love the versatility of shorts for fall. These shorts, even though orange, will be worn a lot this fall. They match quite a bit in her closet. They are paired with a short sleeved sweater here.