Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Sewing Stream: Ice Cream Dresses

I made one of these easy little Ice Cream Dresses last summer for Miss H, and loved it. It was a pattern I was not originally interested in, but after seeing some cute ideas on the flickr site, I decided it could look cute.

I made these two in a size 2T. They go together so quickly! The first one I made with some fabric I got last May in Chicago. I didn't use it for a while because I liked it a lot and was afraid I'd mess up whatever it was sewed with it.

The second one I made with some Heather Bailey fabric. I have been wanting to try a little cross stitch on an outfit, and the solid yoke on this dress seemed like a good option. I used a pattern from Anna Maria Horner's newest book, Anna Maria's Needleworks Notebook (you can find a digital version here). I used waste canvas, as suggested in this Oliver + S blog post. It took more time than I expected, but I like the way it turned out!


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