Thursday, August 12, 2010

Ice Cream Social

I decided to take part in the 'ice cream social’ to make two of the Oliver + S Ice Cream dresses for my girls to wear for Christmas this year.

First up there was a giveaway involved and I was lucky enough to win these beautiful fabrics from one of the organisers, Kate of One Flew Over, a pretty floral Liberty fabric and some grey on white Kei dots. Thanks so much Kate for a gorgeous giveaway. I am contemplating an Insa skirt from my new favourite book Sewing Clothes Kids Love

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And here is what I made, two ice cream dresses, one in 12-18months and one in size 3T which should hopefully fit the girls by the time Christmas comes around.

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I loved the pattern, easy to follow, and easy to adapt to your own methods as well, and the help and tips from all the sewists involved in the flickr group made it so much easier and more fun. It took me a little longer than the allocated two weeks but not much. Thanks for the motivation! It’s already inspired some further garment making, next off the production line, Dortje Pants (from the book mentioned above).

2 comments:

Nic Wood said...

THe dresses are gorgeous, the girls will look so sweet in them...very organised having them already made too!
Congrats on your fabric win - they are really pretty.

Nic xxx

Kayscha's Quilting Corner said...

Really gorgeous dresses...thank you for blogging. The fabric you one is divine. Well done you xxx