Thursday, April 22, 2010

a tea party dress


What's this? Two buttons Kate found in my button tin! We made her a new dress from the Oliver & S Ice Cream Dress pattern this weekend. When she was about 4, I had made her a dress with a tea party print on it, which she LOVED. Like, wore constantly until it didn't fit LOVED. (Flickr says I even have photos of it here). So we thought perhaps she should have a new one, and tracked down this adorable print of little teapots.

I wanted to try out the new Oliver + S ice cream dress, which seemed like a good pattern to show off a nice fabric print. The pattern was very quick to sew, and the bodice goes together easily in a cute little way that takes advantage of the lining.

Ice Cream dress

I added a little strip of khaki colored cotton as a flat piping between the skirt pieces to add a bit of interest to it.

Here is Kate trying it on so it could be hemmed. We made a BIG mess in the sewing room that I'm still working on cleaning up.



Karin (the Mrs.) said...

A dress with teapots! That's something every little girl would love, don't you think? (And maybe even big girls :-)) Cute!

Uta said...

Cute, cute, cute! Love the fabric, buttons, pattern, all of it!

Faye Lewis said...

Cute dress, cute Kate.

Anonymous said...

LOVE this dress. The print is just too cute. Great job!!!