Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Oliver+S 'Ice Cream Dress' for Dr. Suess Day

Ice Cream Dress Front.  The blue peeking through the notch at the neckline is the hanger.  This is a size 3.
 This is my very first 'Ice Cream Dress' (but not my last).  I bought the paper pattern a couple of years ago but never made it up until this year.  I don't know why I waited!  It is a charming little dress pattern with wonderful instructions that looks adorable on every little girl I have seen wearing it.  You can still buy the pattern (in PDF format only) at Oliver+S.  I will need the larger size soon and will search for a paper version as I am not fond of PDFs but... this is one that I would get in PDF format if necessary.  It is that good!

This was made for my little friend Chloe to wear to her preschool's Dr. Suess Day last March.  The class had  Dr. Suess themed activities for several weeks leading up to this special culminating event.  I used red Kona cotton and two Cat In the Hat fabrics that I found on-line.

Aren't the notched pockets and neckline cute?  The pockets were from a panel of The Cat's antics meant for a quilt.  The only change I made to the pattern was to completely line the pockets.  I did so for two reasons.  The blue fabric shadowed through the white and I like the way I can make the curved bottom of the pocket smoother with a lining.

Ice Cream Dress back.

Cute button and loop closure.
 These next pictures show Chloe on Dr. Suess Day.  She has worn the dress several times.  Her mother liked it so much that she had her wear it for her preschool graduation.  I love to see the things I make worn!
Styled with boots and tights by Chloe herself.
 A model in the making:

With hat made in preschool.
 Goodbye!  See you soon with the second 'Ice Cream' dress!


  1. That is really cute- I love the little cats in hats on the pockets!

    1. Thank you, Charity. They were part of a panel that I fussy-cut for the pockets. Those pockets were a hit!

  2. Cute dress....cuter model. Adorable!


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