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The Ice Cream Social Frock

Added Jul 9, 2010

by grosgrain

Harrisburg, Penn...






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The dress reminded me of something one might wear to a formal party….a “social” you might say. While the bright colors and bold pattern reminded me of something in an ice cream shoppe. I was sad that this would be the only time Lily would get to wear it. But, you know, as long as I have some sort of documentation of her in the dress I’m fine with giving it away.

I made the skirt by combining three inverted pleats on each side. I then pleated a large green cloth bow and sewed it into the dress. It was made to fit Lily but she is pretty small for a four-year-old.

My favorite part about this dress was the polka dot material that I bought while visiting Brian’s sisters in Philadelphia on “fabric row”. I bought it in a very tiny overpacked mom’n’pop shop that smelled like old people and fabric. Lily’s favorite part about this dress….the icecream.




Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Mod, Other

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    Aug 29, 2010, 07.26 PMby allierose

    when did u start sewin?every item u creat looks wonderful..god bless ur eyes..

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    Aug 11, 2010, 03.53 PMby sewhipmomma

    i luv the bold green color for the bow!! wow awesome dress!!!

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    Jul 13, 2010, 07.36 PMby nidhi

    for the first time, i love this shade of green, beautiful bow!

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    Jul 11, 2010, 10.29 AMby holasoylulu

    great! i would love one for me!

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    Jul 11, 2010, 04.52 AMby shedoz213

    Great job on this dress!!! It’s Adorable!

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    Jul 10, 2010, 02.23 PMby lilibellech

    Wow…..wonderful!!! Love it……ok, wanna have it ;-)

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    Jul 10, 2010, 11.31 AMby sandrasews

    Ooh, lovely, you should keep it for her!

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    Jul 10, 2010, 09.42 AMby linaasly

    woooow beautiful!!

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    Jul 10, 2010, 07.33 AMby reggiebaby

    Ooh this is very pretty. Love the fabrics together

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    Jul 10, 2010, 01.53 AMby tinybows

    Oh, how I love this! I love the giant bow! And fabric row is absolutely the best! I pretty much buy all my fabric there.

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    Jul 9, 2010, 08.49 PMby michelle ><><><

    i love this fabric and color contrast! great dress!

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    Jul 9, 2010, 08.48 PMby tamezdc

    Great little dress. I love the bold bow!

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    Jul 9, 2010, 08.15 PMby spod

    What a lucky girl – this dress is lovely. The colours are great… I just love that green.

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    Jul 9, 2010, 07.27 PMby 244317

    love it!

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    Jul 9, 2010, 06.55 PMby keren

    It’s a beautiful dress!! I would love to see it in a woman’s size. I think it would look smashing. I love the color + pattern combinations – success!

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    Jul 9, 2010, 05.36 PMby claudine01

    Gorgeous dress! She should wear it all the time.

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    Jul 9, 2010, 05.10 PMby amongno

    omg i want this dress for ME so cute!!

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    Jul 9, 2010, 04.23 PMby msgems

    Adorable! I cant wait for my niece / nephew to arrive… they’re going to be sewed for all the time and made to dress up for photos. :-)

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