Oliver + S Ice Cream Dress

Last week an order came in the mail with some sweet kitty cat fabrics. I bought one for me and one for my cat loving three year old. When I took it out of the package she squealed with delight when she saw her fabric. I gave her a few options of what Mommy could make her and some how I was convinced to make her a dress. I had only ordered a yard so I went on hunt for the perfect pattern.

I picked the Ice Cream Dress by Oliver and S. The pockets sold me because she is in love with pockets! I was able to download it digitally. Print it out on my FIL’s large plotter printer that we still have from building the house with some help from the husband of course. Yay  for no taping! I had even managed to buy some parchment paper recently which worked perfectly for tracing out the pattern size I needed!


I happened to have just enough Stella Dot in Pink and Purple print for the top and bottom left over from Miss L’s quilt! The colors are made for each other so perfect for the Hello Petal Kitty Cat print. I love that everything is faced on the inside the only exposed seams are the side seams which could easily be done as a french seam. The extra lining fabric on the skirt band gives it a nice weight.


It just has a button and loop closure. Luckily we even had a button! I made her the size 3T (which happens to fit her older sister too it is just a lot shorter.) I am hoping it will fit Miss E for a while. She told me today that she wants me to make her lots of dresses and skirts. I guess my vow of not being a garment seamstress is void.


Who can say no to such a cutie?! Also big sis thinks she needs a dress too. I am stuck on what size to make Miss L though because her measurements are so small. She is nothing but bones and muscle, she actually measures tinier that her little sister. Miss L saw the Geranium dresses Amy made for her girls so you will most likely see the exact same fabric and dress here for my horse lover! After I figure out what size to make that is…


Lisa said...
March 21, 2014 at 12:04 AM

OMG she is adorable! Love the dress, great for spring/summer. I really like the pockets on the front.

Renee said...
March 21, 2014 at 7:04 AM

Your daughter and her dress are adorable! I love the contrasting bodice and hem. You did a great job on it! My daughter is all skin and bones--for the geranium dress I did a smaller bodice than skirt and it worked out fine. I'm going to make a second one for a friend that is turning 7 this year, but she measures in at the size 4T bodice! So I'll make a 4T bodice a 5T+ skirt. Crazy skinny girls!

Heather D. said...
March 22, 2014 at 8:48 AM

Adorable! Your daughter actually reminds me a LOT of my niece. :)

Anonymous said...
March 22, 2014 at 6:30 PM

This is adorable! My daughters love pockets too. :)

DeborahGun said...
March 22, 2014 at 11:48 PM

so cute! I really must brave making some garments!

Annette said...
April 9, 2014 at 3:15 PM

I saw this on Pink Chalk today and while I don't sew garments, I had to come visit your blog. The dress is adorable but the real star is your daughter! What a peach! So cute!!!

Cat said...
April 9, 2014 at 4:17 PM

OHHH, she is the cutest thing!!!!! You are so lucky she wants dresses b/c soon the day will come when she will never wear one again, or at least the kind you approve of! And the time is short when they love these types of fabrics too!

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