I introduced View A of the Ice Cream Dress in my last post, and I talked about some of its features. In this post I want to show you some of the other options included in the pattern.
View B is a color-blocked version of the dress. When we were developing this pattern we made the dress in brown, soft pink, and cream. The resulting dress reminded us of a bowl of Neapolitan ice cream, which in turn inspired the name for the dress. You can mix and match colors and prints to your heart’s content with this version of the dress.
Unlike View A, this version has only a single layer of fabric at the bottom panel, which makes it appropriate for heavier fabrics or for very warm weather. You can also switch construction techniques if you want to make a double hem on View B, or use the View B construction technique for View A. You have lots of options depending of the weight of the fabric you choose.
View C is a blouse-length version that pairs nicely with a skirt or shorts during warm summer months. Last summer I made this blouse from a Liberty print for S. She wore it everywhere and got loads of compliments on it.
We’ll be making up many more dresses and blouses from this pattern in a variety of prints and fabrics for this summer. I think the dress will make a terrific swimsuit cover-up, but it would also dress up beautifully when made in silk dupioni or taffeta, too.