Monday, July 19, 2010

An Oliver +s pattern "Ice Cream Social" Dress

I've been meaning to post these for some time now. Up to now I had only ever made my own patterns or used the typical Simplicity, Vogue and Butterick patterns. On my hunt to find something new and easy to make I found the Oliver + s  Pattern Company at Purl in Soho.    I found a pattern for the their ice cream social dress  I traced the pattern in a size 10 but found I had to take it in by about 6 inches in the circumference of the dress.  Here is the finished product!  Please excuse the photos which are over exposed but I'm at my parents house where it seems pretty difficult to do just about anything!

I really like the Liberty floral print paired with the mini gingham. While in Michigan I ran over to Habermans and picked up another Liberty tana lawn fabric floral print and found the cutest 2 tone gingham to go with it. I'm going to make another one of these dresses for Jane now.
Bodice detail

pocket detail