Miss Olivia Paige & Miss Claire Tester Outfit!!!

So I know Sam, the designer of The Handmade Dress, from a sewing forum I am on.  After the recent slew of Miss Madeline & Miss Mary dresses I made from her patterns I was lucky enough to be chosen as one of her pattern testers!  She is currently working on releasing 2 new patterns… Miss Olivia Paige is an adorable & classic wrap dress that can also be made as a tunic (I figured out you can wear it 2 different ways!) and them the Miss Claire which is a great double layered skirt that is very full.  I made up both the Miss Olivia Paige as a top & the Miss Claire.  I promise a full review after the final pattern is released.

Apparently thanks to the twins recent growth spurt I now need a minimum of 2-3 yard cuts of fabric, so when I got these patterns & wanted to try them I didn’t have any of my cheap fabric in big enough cuts so I ran to Walmart & got this!  The white is from the wall & was $3.44… the bright cheery butterfly print was from the discount fabrics & was only $2.44, and actually it is nicer quality them most of the $4.44 stuff they have!  I really like the simply clean white with the fun cheery print, it just screams the twins personality.  I used 2 yards of the white & 2/3 of a yard of the print.  I also used 3 yards of coordinating ribbon for each!  I think the grand total with the elastic was around $4.50 each for these outfits?

Enough talk, time for pictures!  I plan on getting better ones tomorrow when it is warmer & sunny out.  Carlie is in the top with the pink, & Baylie is the one with the blue.  Baylie’s top is reversed to show you it is cute either way! They are total hams :)

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4 Responses to “Miss Olivia Paige & Miss Claire Tester Outfit!!!”

  1. Mama Lusco April 21, 2010 at 7:20 am #5418

    These are great! I love her patterns and own 4 of them. The girls look darling :)

  2. Beth April 21, 2010 at 11:14 am #5419

    I’m testing them too, just haven’t blogged about them yet. I went with a lot of prints for the top (I did it as a dress) so mine looks so different. I love the simplicity of the white and the length of it as a top… and the ribbons are a beautiful touch. Your girls are adorable!

  3. Peta April 22, 2010 at 2:46 pm #5420

    OMG I love these, can’t wait for the pattern to be released.
    Your fabric choices are gorgeous.
    Another great job Kymy and Sam of course for the patterns.

  4. Max April 23, 2010 at 5:35 pm #5421

    omg they are STILL so cute. I LOVE those tops, I love how they look great either way. And those skirts are way adorable!

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