Ice Cream Social – Dress 2 & 3

by Kate on July 22, 2010

There have been some wonderful dresses and tops popping up in the flickr group. Some beautiful colour combinations and if you are in need of inspiration, be sure to take a look.

You will have to forgive me for racing ahead but we fly out at some ungodly hour on Saturday morning and I wanted to get these dresses finished before departure.

 I got this fabric from Tessuti at Christmas, there was about 3 meters left on the bolt and I took the lot. A lightweight cream cotton with the most detailed lace edging.

The final dress I have made is using a combination of Liberty and Anna Maria Horner voile.

It is lovely and soft but attaching the yoke to the Liberty was interesting. My only advice is pin, pin, spray starch, pin, spray starch and hope for the best! It wasn’t quite that bad but I did slow right down, especially when you get to the section at the back where the two yoke halves meet.

I made a small cut in the Liberty and with my unpicker just pushed the fabric into place and held it there, removing the unpicker only when the machine needle was practically on top of it. I imagine this part could be pretty tricky on some of the smaller sizes.

A big thank you to everyone who has left me New York City travel tips, they have been fantastic.
Yesterday, I (very anally) wrote myself an itinerary, complete with walking distance times and pit stops. No doubt, I will bore you senseless with some tales next week.

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1 Andi July 22, 2010 at 2:32 pm

I'd love to see a full length shot of that gorgeous white dress.
It looks so stunningly pretty.
(But don't let Maddie near ANY food while she's wearing it)
The other dress is also divine.
I love the colours. (But you knew I would!)
Andi x


2 Bianca July 22, 2010 at 2:56 pm



3 Maxabella July 22, 2010 at 4:38 pm

Really lovely. Thanks for the generous tips as well.


4 1/4 of an inch July 22, 2010 at 4:57 pm

My lordy she is gorgeous…and that fabric is sooo divine…she certainly has her summer wardrobe sorted doesn't she…I reckon there needs to be an adult version;) xt


5 Blueberry Park July 22, 2010 at 5:19 pm

They are both stunning, Kate. I wish Ruby would let me make her one of these (actually it's probably best she doesn't…I'm not sure I can!)


6 Lynne (Lily's Quilts) July 22, 2010 at 5:48 pm

You have to tell us the story behind that sad little face!


7 Cass July 22, 2010 at 5:58 pm

Those dresses are lovely. Have a great trip


8 RED PEPPER QUILTS July 22, 2010 at 7:03 pm

Wow oh wow you whipped these gorgeous dresses up in no time!! Enjoy you NYC trip.


9 gret July 22, 2010 at 7:54 pm

Beautiful! So glad you took that fabric. Have a really wonderful time. x


10 Quilts on Bastings July 22, 2010 at 10:31 pm

They are just beautiful Kate – I do especially love the dress with the gorgeous lace edging.


11 Quilts on Bastings July 22, 2010 at 10:32 pm

They are just beautiful Kate – I do especially love the dress with the gorgeous lace edging.


12 patchworkoncentralpark July 22, 2010 at 11:13 pm

Hope you have the best time in NY, I am so jealous, just love that Liberty dress!


13 Lisa July 23, 2010 at 4:05 am

Have a fantastic trip. I'm sure you know this already but it has been super hot in NY. I've been in sauna that were cooler. More time in the shops with the airconditioning.


14 Doris July 23, 2010 at 6:26 am

She doesn't look very pleased to be posing for you.. ;->

Cute dresses…I'm thinking I need to convert that pattern to adult size for me!


15 Maggie July 24, 2010 at 10:02 am

Have a great time in NY! my foodie friend that has been loooved it! I'd love to see a full length shot of the cream dress too.


16 Kate July 25, 2010 at 9:47 am

Gorgeous! I love how different the same pattern looks in the different fabrics you've used. The dresses are looking stunning as they are popping up all over blog land. I'm disappointed I didn't have time to join in, but hopefully it'll be a case of better a month late than never. Hope you are having a ball.


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