Oliver + s fashions are favorite 'go to' patterns for classic and well designed children's clothing. Even though a little pricey, each package contains a multitude of sizes making the pattern usable for years to come. Last week, I finished up the size 4 Ice Cream Dress for Lula using pink Flea Market Fancy fabrics.
Lula loves everything pink and these fabrics are no exception.I may be biased, but with her tall, slender frame, I'm thinking that she's got the moves to be a runway model for sure! Just take a look...
The length of the dress turned out to be just perfect for her. I would definitely suggest that you check to measurements before you cut out the fabric because the construction method creates a lined hem making it more difficult to shorten later. I needed to shorten Jane's dress, which I will be making in green.
The view I made has cute cuffed pockets with a "designer touch" little 'V' in the center. The next time I make pockets, I will probably line them making it easier to keep them rounded on the bottom.
The bodice yoke is cleverly designed to need only one button. This makes the neckline a bit large on a slender frame. Perhaps next time I will add a short placket and narrow the neckline a little. Lula wanted to look her best during our photo shoot and thought that a touch of lipstick might be called for...
I like that the skirt of this dress has just the right amount of gathering without creating too wide of a shape.
Everyone, including Lula's mommy, gave the Ice Cream Dress a thumbs up. We will be making more versions of this cute little shift I'm positive.
I'm hoping to get the green, size 18 months version made this week.
Jane needs a new dress too!