Here is Olivia in her Easter Walk Away dress and her Bolero from a vintage pattern, Simplicity 3848.
Olivia's bolero was made from a linen fabric. I had to make alterations to it as well. I needed to lengthen the back length, from the shoulder seam. I could have lengthened the front by a small amount too, but it turned out just fine. I was making it without Olivia there to try on for alterations. I used the dress form, but it was padded out to her size, so I was guessing. ;)
It turned out to be a lovely Easter day with sunshine and warmer temperatures, thankfully! We have just had so much snow and winter this year.
The dress went together fairly easily. I did have to make alterations to fit Olivia. I also used Katrina's directions to try out a different style petticoat for this dress. It worked out very well for Olivia. Should I make this dress in the future, for me, I will make a similar petticoat.
For fun, I made a little bow tie from Olivia's dress fabric to go with her nephew's onesie shirt. I made it to be a snap on tie so it can be swapped out for other bow ties. I took the black linen fabric and made a bow tie from that as well. :)
My other projects I will post in the next couple of days.
I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter.