Sunday, July 25, 2010

Ice Cream Dress #1 - Finished

I've finished my first Ice Cream Dress (well, I still need to buy and sew on a button):
Pattern: Oliver + S Ice Cream Dress, size 12 - 18 months
Fabric: Panache by Sanae for Moda

It's been a learning experience with lots of firsts - mainly gathers and rounded pockets. I ripped out and redid a number of seams, and performed some major surgery on my pockets - probably not noticeable to the greater public, but definitely to me and other sewing enthusiasts!



Can you see the difference? I hope so! I ripped the pockets off, repressed the curves after clipping the seam allowance and using a cardboard template, and restitched them on using coordinating thread, with a longer stitch length. Oh, and stitched twice. Phew! Now I'm happy.

I look forward to making my second one, and improving the gathers and the back of the yoke. I may get your help to choose the fabrics. But for now, a big bowl of ice cream for me :).


  1. That is beautiful! I love how you've re-done the pockets, sometimes you just can't rest until it's just right! x

  2. wow jill, it looks fabulous!

  3. yes! the first lesson of a really good sewist, if you're unhappy with it redo it, otherwise while others are complimenting you, you pointing out all the mistakes! Its adorable and I love you're fabrics.

  4. Love the colours you've used and the pocket looks great, bet you're glad you re-did it.


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