I did choose to blend them into the dress by keeping the fabric the same in the dress bottom as pockets. You can hardly see them! Peyton has worn this quite a bit and even wore it for preschool graduation last month. Also what I like about this style of dress is that it can be a tunic eventually too. The pattern does have marking for sewing a tunic, but I like to sew up a dress first and then someday it can be a tunic! :)
The only thing I am not crazy about is the button closure in the back, while this does make the dress easy to sew (and is the first one I've done.) my daughter's long hair gets really tangled up in it! That being said I still hope to sew more dresses from this pattern and more patterns from Oliver + S.
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