Roller Skate Hi-Low Tunic | Oliver + S Pattern Flip

Roller Skate Hi-Low Tunic | Oliver + S Pattern Flip

Here’s my Roller Skate Hi-Low Tunic for the Flip This Pattern series at Frances Suzanne!

Basically, you use the pattern selected for each month, but add your own twist. You can see the July entries using the Oliver+S Rollerskate Dress pattern here.

For my flip, I used the tunic length in the front and cut a mullet in the back!

I used this really cool Moda print with musical notes. (It’s actually a gift for Bella’s little cousin, but since they’re the same size, Bella helped with fittings.)

I have two regrets for this tunic.
1) I wish I would’ve made it longer,as a dress; or a bit shorter in back. The hi to low ratio is too far apart for me.

2) I’m hating myself for these photos…a combination of harsh lighting & being too lazy to mess with the settings did me in. I’m getting snobby now,I don’t even want to publish projects anymore if the photos aren’t nice.

I had to alter the construction a bit in order to keep the lining clean. The pattern calls for the dress & lining to be hemmed separately. Since my lining shows, I made it one piece & added a side seam.

It was my first time using an Oliver+S pattern, and I’m hooked. I’m working with another one already:)

Do you have an all time favorite dress pattern for girls? This may be mine!

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Amy Mayen

Hello. I'm Amy and I'm addicted to sewing. I borderline-hoard fabric, buttons, & patterns. Sometimes I wish I could pile my fabric up on the floor and just roll in it!

13 Comments

  1. Sally

    Thanks for linking up so many great creations! I think this one is my favorite though. I just love the whole look!

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  2. Mel

    I think that it would be awesome for a beachy dress, very pretty fabric!

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  3. Ledys

    I like the adaptation of the high-low hem for an older girl. It looks like she is enjoying it very much!
    Ledys

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  4. Megan

    I think it turned out great! I LOVE the fabric!! :) and I agree with Margaret, It would look cute with leggings!

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  5. Rosey

    My daughter would flip for that pattern and the musical notes material!

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  6. Leslie

    That is such a cute top, I love it!

    Thank you for linking up to Raising Imperfection! We appreciate you taking the time to link up, make sure to check back on Friday when we feature out favorites.
    Leslie
    http://www.violetimperfection.com

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  7. Rachel

    You’re braver than me to draft your own hi-low! I know these are in style now, I’m not sold-though I like them much more on little girls than grown woman :) Great flipping!

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  8. Lisa Nelson

    Very cute! Where did you get that fabric? Is that cotton? I need it. I just love the musical notes. I wish it came in pink.

    Thanks so much for sharing this very cute pattern. You did a great job!

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  9. Nay

    I love the fabric! So cute!

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  10. Gina

    So cute!! I love the color and print of the fabric too!! I will have to look for that Moda line. I love how Bella’s hair matches the tunic also. Being a photo snob is not a bad thing!! You’ve got high standards and that’s a good thing. I think the photos look good and there’s no dark shadows on Bella’s face so thumbs up. I went and did a little school shopping today ( that’s why I am reading blogs so late tonight) and everything was hi/low!! You are so trendy!!

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  11. Amy of while wearing heels

    I love that you described cutting the back as ‘cut a mullet in the back’. This turned out great. I love the fabric!

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  12. ingrid@nowathomemom

    I like the music notes of the print and the color too! :-) the length is good and I’m sure it would look great with jeans too :-)
    your pictures look good! some days I’m too lazy to play with the settings of the camera too :-)

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