Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Finished: Oliver & S Ice Cream Dress

So, here is the finished Ice Cream Dress from Oliver & S. The print is a screen printed cotton from Robert Kaufman. I pre-washed it, which caused the fabric to get off-grain. It took me some pressing and stretching to grain the fabric, but there is still some distortion...


The next on the list is the V-notch on pockets and on the neckline. I blogged about the infamous V-Notch Tutorial yesterday and will try the techniques you suggested this week. If you also struggle with sharp V-points on your garments, check out comments under the linked post - there are some really great suggestions there. As for print matching - I think it was overall quite fine - and it was pretty easy


the back of the dress...
...with a little perl button
I also understitched the hem by hand - really enjoyed the process after a stressful working week!


Here is my little one modeling the dress. No ice cream, but a lot of Hello Kitty stickers on her hand :-)



She wears it with confidence! That's a good sign, or? :-)

17 comments:

  1. Melt my heart! She's adorable!

    Your understitching is GAWjuss!

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  2. This is a very cool dress for a little girlie! I'm always off-put by the price of the Oliver & S patterns but whenever I see them made up I'm assured they are worth it!

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  3. Such a gorgeous dress. Love the pockets.

    She looks a perfect sweetie in it :)

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  4. Thank you! She likes it too, it seems - today she brought it to me after I offered her another dress (she cannot talk well yet :-)

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  5. What an adorable sweetheart !!!
    The dress is wonderful too.

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  6. how darling... she works this beautiful dress perfectly !

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  7. WOW! I´m going to frame your understitching. It´s such a beautiful job. The fabrics are so nice and your girl is lovely.
    María

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  8. This dress is so cute! Great choice in fabrics. You've inspired me to try my hand at an Oliver + S dress for my little niece. Thanks!

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  9. How did you finish the area where the button opening in the back meets up with the other fabric? My kids' dresses ripped there. There has to be a better way to finish it off.

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