I had the Sew Over It Ultimate Wrap Dress pattern lurking in my "to sew" pile and I'm a big fan of Sew Over It patterns so I naturally decided to go with that option rather than hunt around. The pattern is very simple and quick, with very few steps. If you've sewn with knits before there is nothing tricky here. I would normally sew most knit garments almost entirely on my overlocker, but there are few steps in this pattern that call for the precision of a normal sewing machine (in particular pressing open one side seam and sewing around the hole for the ties).
I've just come back from a gorgeous week away with my family in the South of France and I quickly made a summery Bettine dress to take with me before I went. I had brought the Tilly and the Button's Bettine pattern at the beginning of last summer but hadn't got round to make it as I was busy preparing for our wedding. I wish I had done one last year as it's a great summer dress and super easy to make.
One of my best friends recently had her first child and I wanted to give a homemade gift to celebrate his arrival. I've made the Oliver + S bloomers in the past as a baby present, but I decided to invest in the Oliver + S Lullaby Layette pattern as I've got so many friends having babies at the moment that it was worth while!