Sunday, October 05, 2008

Lemonade and Strawberry ripple iceblocks anyone?

Ah, spring time. I love it when the sun starts to shine and it starts to feel like Summer should be. Oh course, where I live, it is always stinking hot in the Summer and not the most enjoyable season. So I will enjoy some Summer sewing while it is still pleasant.

I made these two dresses yesterday. I thought the seersucker would make a really nice light summer dress for Jalisa. When she tried it on though, it screamed nightie. *Sigh* I morphed a peasant top (Ottobre #16 from 1/07) with a dress (Ottobre #14 2/03). I was planned on adding shirring to the waist but will leave it like this for jammies.

The iceblock dress is Ottobre #14 (2/03) made up mostly to the pattern. I used an invisible zipper at the back and gathered the sleeves with shirring elastic rather than the narrow elastic. I also did not use bias to finish the rest of the sleeve - I just overlocked, folded down the seam allowance and topstitched.
The constrast frill and sleeves are some marble dyed fabric and Jalisa chose the fabric herself from Spotlight on our last visit. I feel like something is missing from the pattern - maybe a sash in the dyed fabric?


  1. I love the ice block dress Marie, Jalissa is looking so grown up, and so much like you.
    The pjs look perfect too, perfect for those long (HOT) summer nights!

  2. Love the iceblock dress - what a shame the the lemonade one looks like a nightie - but what a great looking one at that.


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