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digital ice cream dress sewing pattern

digital ice cream dress sewing pattern
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Brand: Oliver + S
Item: OLV-OS016ICD
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Will it be a single or a double scoop? This children's sewing pattern for a loose-fitting, pull-on smock dress or blouse features a one-piece V-notch yoke and button loop closure. This sewing pattern for girls includes three views: a dress with double-thickness hem and matching pockets, a color-blocked dress in the same style, and a blouse-length version of the dress.

 

digital ice cream dress sewing pattern
  • Digital Patterns

    This style is provided as a digital pattern. It may be printed on both home printers (using either 8 1/2" x 11" or A4 paper) and at service bureaus that handle 36" wide sheets. When you complete your order, you will be provided with a unique code to instantly download the pattern. See our digital product policy for full details.

    Description

    Girl's dress. Loose-fitting pull-on smock dress or blouse has one-piece V-notch yoke and button loop closure. View A includes a double-thickness hem and matching pockets, View B is a color-blocked dress of the same style, and View C is a blouse-length version of the dress.

    Skills Used

    Each of our patterns calls on a unique set of sewing skills. Haven't ever done one of these things before? Don't worry. We'll walk you through it, step by step.

    After successfully sewing this pattern, you will have developed the following skills: French seams, gathering, and patch pockets.

    Suggested Fabrics

    Light- to medium-weight woven fabrics like quilting cotton, broadcloth, lawn, shirting, poplin, fine-wale corduroy, silk taffeta or dupioni, and linen.

    Notions

    Thread, one 3/8" or 1/2" button, two 1" x 5" strips of lightweight fusible interfacing.

    digital ice cream dress sewing pattern

    Fabric Guide (fabric width: 44"-45")

    SIZE 6-12 M 12-18 M 18-24 M 2T 3T 4
    View A, Fabric A 3/4 yard 3/4 yard 3/4 yard 1 yard 1 yard 1 yard
    View A, Fabric B 1/2 yard 3/4 yard 3/4 yard 3/4 yard 3/4 yard 1 yard
    View B, Fabric A 1/2 yard 1/2 yard 1/2 yard 3/4 yard 3/4 yard 3/4 yard
    View B, Fabric B 1/4 yard 1/4 yard 1/4 yard 1/2 yard 1/2 yard 1/2 yard
    View B, Fabric C 1/4 yard 1/4 yard 1/4 yard 1/4 yard 1/4 yard 1/4 yard
    View C 3/4 yard 3/4 yard 3/4 yard 3/4 yard 1 yard 1 1/4 yards

    SIZE 5 6 7 8 10 12
    View A, Fabric A 1 1/4 yard 1 1/2 yard 1 1/2 yard 1 3/4 yard 2 yards 2 yards
    View A, Fabric B 1 yard 1 yard 1 yard 1 yard 1 1/4 yards 1 1/4 yards
    View B, Fabric A 3/4 yard 1 yard 1 1/4 yards 1 1/4 yards 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards
    View B, Fabric B 1/2 yard 1/2 yard 1/2 yard 1/2 yard 1/2 yard 3/4 yard
    View B, Fabric C 1/2 yard 1/2 yard 3/4 yard 3/4 yard 3/4 yard 3/4 yard
    View C 1 1/4 yards 1 1/4 yards 1 1/4 yards 1 1/2 yards 1 3/4 yards 1 3/4 yards


    Finished Measurements

    SIZE 6-12 M 12-18 M 18-24 M 2T 3T 4
    Dress length* (Views A and B) 18" 19" 20" 21" 22" 23 1/4"
    Armhole 8" 8 1/4" 8 1/2" 8 3/4" 9" 9 1/2"
    Sleeve edge to sleeve edge 12 1/2" 13" 13 1/2" 13 3/4" 14 1/4" 14 3/4"
    Blouse length* (View C) 13 1/2" 13 3/4" 14 1/4" 14 1/2" 15" 15 1/2"

    SIZE 5 6 7 8 10 12
    Dress length* (Views A and B) 24 3/4" 26 1/4" 27 3/4" 29 1/4" 30 3/4" 32 1/4"
    Armhole 10" 10 1/2" 11" 11 1/2" 12" 12 1/2"
    Sleeve edge to sleeve edge 15 1/4" 15 3/4" 16 1/2" 17" 17 3/4" 18 1/4"
    Blouse length* (View C) 16 1/4" 17" 17 3/4" 18 1/2" 19 1/4" 20"

    * Measured from shoulder at neckline

  • English System
    Size Chest
    (in)
    Waist
    (in)
    Hip
    (in)
    Height
    (in)
    Weight
    (lbs)
    6-12M 19 19 ½ 19 ½ 27-29 17-22
    12-18M 19 ¾ 20 ½ 20 ½ 29-31 22-27
    18-24M 20 ½ 21 21 31-33 27-30
    2T 21 21 22 33-36 30-33
    3T 21 ½ 21 23 36-39 33-36
    4 22 ½ 21 ½ 24 39-42 36-39
    5 23 ½ 22 25 ½ 42-45 39-44
    6 24 ½ 22 ½ 26 ½ 45-49 45-55
    7 25 ½ 23 27 ½ 49-52 56-64
    8 26 ½ 23 ½ 28 ½ 52-54 65-72
    10 28 24 30 54-56 73-77
    12 29 25 31 ½ 56-58 78-82

     

    Metric System
    Size Chest
    (cm)
    Waist
    (cm)
    Hip
    (cm)
    Height
    (cm)
    Weight
    (kg)
    6-12M 48 50 50 69-74 8-10
    12-18M 50 52 51 74-79 10-12
    18-24M 52 53 56 79-84 12-14
    2T 53 53 56 84-91 14-15
    3T 55 53 58 91-99 15-16
    4 57 55 61 99-107 16-18
    5 60 56 65 107-114 18-20
    6 62 57 67 114-124 20-25
    7 65 58 70 124-132 25-29
    8 67 60 72 132-137 29-33
    10 71 61 76 137-142 33-35
    12 74 64 80 142-147 35-37

     

  • Average rating: (4.5 of 5) based on 30 reviews

    Sweet dress
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 11/06/2016
    Dear Liesl, I love your patterns! I am a beginner and sometimes is difficult to understand what I have to do and think in English is difficult too. I miss videos tutorials! Anyway, I finished the dress. As we live in a very warm city – Rio de Janeiro – and have a 40 degrees Celsius summer, my girls enjoy sleeveless dresses. I already bought the book Building Block Dress and I’m so excited to have it in my hands cause I’m arriving in NY in November 11st for vacations and probably I will buy more fabrics for my little girls’ dresses ☺
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    Totally adorable
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 09/19/2016
    So far I've only made the shirt from this pattern but I have made it twice and I am totally obsessed. The instructions were very straightforward and easy to understand, and the shirt is absolutely adorable.
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    A confidence booster.
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 09/06/2016
    This was a very fun and satisfying sew. It came together very quickly as the instructions were very easy to follow with the extensive details and handy tips. As a fairly new sewer I find these patterns easier to understand than ones from the big pattern companies. Working through a pattern of Liesl's boosts your confidence, and I was thrilled how the dress turned out. Thankfully, my 3 yo was just as thrilled with her new dress as she wanted to wear it straight away! I would recommend this pattern and plan on making more versions. I thoroughly enjoyed making this dress and didn't have to use my seam ripper either which was a bonus!!
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    Very fun pattern
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 08/08/2016
    I've already made two dresses and two blouses for my 18 month old daughter. The pattern was easy to follow and it was a quick sew. Something I could work on during naps.
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    Super cute, fairly easy project
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 08/05/2016
    The hardest part was feeding the turned edges in while top stitching for to yoke and bottom piece. Otherwise super easy, really cute.
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    Beginner modifications
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 08/01/2016
    This was a great pattern to get started with. I am not a great sewer, mostly curtains, so I undertook this one with the help of my mom. We had great luck following the sew-along from Rebekah at Wisconstitches.wordpress.com. The extra pictures helped explain the steps. As a beginner I chose to skip the v detail at the pocket but did the neckline one. Mom did the gathers at the breastbone. I did find that in cutting the size 6 pattern I was able to use less fabric by changing up the cutting layout and folding the fabric. Just barely. Any larger size and it would not have worked for the 44" fabric width I was using. I did also find that because I was sizing up it was really too long and decided to hem up the bottom a bit. I would make this pattern again. I do also wish the the digital print came with an option to print on 11x17 sheets. This would save some cutting and taping.
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    Loved this pattern!
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 07/13/2016
    I made this cute dress for my granddaughter who is 4 years old, so the size 4. I measured her against the pattern, and no alterations were necessary. Being a well seasoned sewer, I could probably have made the dress without the instructions, but the first time I make a pattern, I follow them to the letter. I used a beautiful Liberty of London print for the body, and a solid knit for the band, yoke and pocket tops. The only thing I did differently, was in sewing the dress to the yoke, the pattern said to stitch the facing to the wrong side, then topstitch the outer afterwards. I prefer to stitch the outer right sides together with the dress, then stitch in the ditch to secure the facing. This is just a preference and not a knockdown on the rating.
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    Delighted!
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 07/10/2016
    This was my first Oliver + S pattern and I'm very pleased with the way it turned out. I made it in size 2T for my 2 year-old granddaughter and modified it only by shortening the hem band 1 inch based on her measurements. It fit perfectly, even fitting over her rather large head. Four stars because attaching the back yoke to the back dress as per directions left an unsatisfactory finish, with a few threads poking through, despite my best efforts. I countered by covering them with a bar tack, a tip I found somewhere in the discussion of this pattern either here or on Flickr. (So grateful for all the input from others!) Looking forward to making it again.
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    Not my favorite
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 06/11/2016
    Tracing and cutting this out is certainly tedious. It also seems to take a lot of fabric. I'm just starting on the blouse. When I look at pictures on flickr some of the view A dresses look odd- like the bottom panel is too long to look right. Other pictures look ok. I will make view A next and see how I like it. I love all of the Oliver + S patterns and I hope to learn to love this too.
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    now an Oliver+s fan
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 06/05/2016
    This is my second Oliver+s pattern and I'm loving them. I have now made this pattern up twice for my 3yr old granddaughter, once as a top and then as a dress with the contrast trim and pockets. It is a sweet style and easy to wear; the size 4 top is roomy enough to go over a long sleeve t-shirt and leggings and looks very cute on her. The armholes seem loose enough now, but after reading comments about the armhole size, I would take that into account when making up another garment. It is an easy pattern to follow and make up and I like the way the yoke attaches with no raw seam allowances showing.
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    My first O+S pattern
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 05/14/2016
    I thought this pattern was trickier to follow than expected for two out of five stars. I guess I have followed mostly tutorials before, but I did not find the sewing difficult, or really the pattern, just the wording on how to piece the items together. The dress turned out nicely, but, as others have written, the arm holes are tight on my (very thin) 5 y.o.
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    Nice and easy
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 05/10/2016
    Pattern is realy nice and easy to sew. In few days I already sew two dresses. Digital pattern is perfect.
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    Digital ice cream dress pattern
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 04/03/2016
    I have made the pattern in the smaller size range before and always loved it. I finally needed the 5yr plus pattern and ordered the digital. While I am always happy with the finished product I would not order this size in digital again as it used much more paper and ink than I expected. For myself I think I would go with the paper pattern in the future.
    2 of 3 customers found this helpful.
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    Cute Dress
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 02/23/2016
    I made a 3T for my granddaughter who is tall and slim, and not quite 3. It was fairly easy to make but, although very roomy in the dress section, it seemed too snug in the yoke section. In particular the armholes seem too high, or too small. I am not that experienced at alterations and not quite sure how to address this issue. I thought I might make the yoke a little deeper next time. I also wondered whether the yoke section was too wide for her shoulders. She loved the dress and it did look lovely on so I will make another. I learned quite a bit from making this pattern as the directions were good.
    3 of 4 customers found this helpful.
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    Most versatile top/dress pattern
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 11/08/2015
    I absolutely love this pattern. It looks super cute on and most importantly my daughter loves to wear it. I have made three versions now and all look super professional. It is very easy to sew and the French seams work really well. The neck opening is a little large if you sew it with the recommended 1/2 inch seam, but now I sew it with a 3/8 inch seam and it sits and looks better. I will definately make this pattern again and again.
    3 of 4 customers found this helpful.
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    first digital pattern use
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 10/25/2015
    The dress is adorable and just the sort of 'over dress' my granddaughter loves to wear. This was my first download experience, which went smoothly, but does add a few steps to the whole project! I seriously doubt I will use digital again. The instructions were clear, I used the French seams as suggested on the side seams and was not completely happy with the under-arm curve...difficult to 'straighten' as described. Also the neckline just about fell off one shoulder or the other, so I was very surprised to read another seamstress had the opposite problem, with the neckline being to small!
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    I guess I'm the only one...
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 10/17/2015
    I made this dress in a size 5 for my tall 4 yr old, I couldn't get it over her head. She has a normal sized head so I'm surprised I'm the only one with this issue.
    Suzy, we're sorry for the difficulty you had. We haven't heard of this issue before with the pattern, and if it were a pattern-related issue we would have heard from others by this point.
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    Fantastic pattern!
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 10/15/2015
    I really enjoyed sewing this pattern up, I've made it twice and will be making it again. I learned a few new things as well. The instructions are very well written, I had to just follow them as I hadn't sewn a dress this way before (most of the seams are hidden in the linings) and it all worked out even better than I thought it would.
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    Great outcome!!!
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 09/30/2015
    Once I printed the pattern in the proper format everything else was a breeze. I had purchased a linen table cloth for .50 cents at a yard sale with a detail edge. I used the detail edge and did not have to hem the tunic. It turned out adorable!

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    Pricey pattern
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 09/15/2015
    I ordered this pattern to make dresses for my daughter and neice for my sisters wedding. I didn't actually do any sewing (cue my mother and sister in law). We found the pattern to be very expensive for what it is (it cost me $24 AUD) and then I had to pay another $13 and go through a lot of hassle to get the pattern specially printed for it to be usuable. This seems really pricey for a downloadable pattern and was not very accesible. I think the pattern itself was pretty simple to follow once we actually got it printed. The dresses were done in browny/creamy linen colours with purple pockets. It turned out to be pretty cute. But the cost once we bought the fabric meant that we ended up having $60 dresses for an 18 month old when we were hoping that hand making them would save money. Not sure I'll ever purchase from here again for that reason.
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    absolutely adorable
    Reviewed by on 08/31/2015
    This was the first Oliver + S pattern I ever sewed, and it got me absolutely hooked. It's not hard to make but looks so professional when done. The neckline and pocket details make all the difference.
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    Beautiful results!
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 07/21/2015
    I absolutely love the end result, it turned out to be a beautiful dress! I am already trying out another view of this pattern. I wish it came in adult sizes! I would love to sew an icecream top for myself!
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    classic
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 06/13/2015
    love the pattern specially the tunic version.my daughter is just 6 months so tunics look v beautiful on her.i made a lot of tunics with remnants that go with jeans/leggings and make a perfect outfit.a very quick project.
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    Best blouse
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 06/01/2015
    I bought this hoping for a simple spring/summer blouse pattern, and fell in love! The directions are clear, and the blouse looks professional and beautiful with little fuss. Usually I make 1-2 items from a pattern before trying to find something better, but I'm making 7 of these to start!
    2 of 3 customers found this helpful.
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    love it.
    Reviewed by on 01/27/2015
    Oliver +s is my first commercial pattern. I do not sew much, but when my daughter tried the dress on I was surprised, it was so simple yet elegant. I am not very good at English, but the pattern's instruction is very very clear to follow. I have learnt a lot from it. a little problem, my daughter's long hair sometimes caught up by the button. it would be nice if there is an alternative closure included in the pattern. anyway, I really like the pattern!
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    Iove!!
    Reviewed by on 11/22/2014
    This dress was perfect! I lengthened the sleeve and added a ruffle. It is just perfect. You can see a picture at www.LILAandG.com it is the woodland dress.
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    Adorable pattern!
    Reviewed by on 11/10/2014
    Sweet, simple, and totally moreish - just like ice-cream! I made one of these for my youngest daughter, and her older sister loved it so much that I bought the larger size of the pattern for her as well. Just lovely.
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    Digital icecream dress
    Reviewed by on 09/04/2014
    As usual,ove the style, love the drafting. Love the finished product. I did eliminate the v in the pockets and neck, as I was in a hurray and didn't want to rush these details. Oliver and s deliver again!
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    THIS PATTERN IS AWESOME!!!
    Reviewed by on 09/03/2014
    I am not an awesome seamstress, but this pattern is so well written that it makes me look like I know what I'm doing. I love the versitility.
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    Lovely pattern!
    Reviewed by on 09/02/2014
    This is an adorable, classic style, and the pattern is so clean and well-written! I have made the tunic top for my daughter, and can see myself making it again and again as she grows.
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  • Determining Which Printing You Have

    As errata are discovered, they are marked for correction in subsequent printings of the pattern. To determine which printing of an instruction sheet or pattern sheet you have, look at the copyright box which appears on each. Toward the bottom of the box, there is a series of numbers.

    The lowest number you see there indicates which printing you have. For example, if the lowest number in the box on the instruction sheet is "2," you have an instruction sheet from the second printing. Any errors in the instructions mentioned for the first printing have been corrected in your version. If the lowest number in the box on the pattern sheet is "1," you have a copy of the pattern sheet from the first printing.

    Pattern sheets and instructions sheets can be printed separately, so be sure to check the errata notices for pattern pieces against the printing number on the pattern sheet and errata notices for instructions against the printing number on the instruction sheet.

    Errata

    Please note that the following errata notices apply only to the printed version of this pattern. These issues have been fixed in the digital version of the pattern available now.

    1. Please note that the first printing of this pattern contained an error in the cutting instructions for the small size package only (sizes 6M-4). The cutting instructions for piece #4, the Dress Bottom Panel, View A should read cut 4 instead of cut 2 on fold. This error has been corrected in subsequent printings.
    2. Please note that the yardage requirements printed on the pattern envelope in the first printing contained a minor error. As printed, the fabric requirements for View A, Fabric A will give you sufficient yardage to make the dress with a single-thickness hem.

      If you have already purchased yardage, you can follow the directions for the View B hem to make a single-thickness hem. Or you can purchase additional yardage in order to make the double-thickness hem as discussed in the instructions for View A. Refer to the chart below for the additional yardage needed to make the double-thickness hem:

      6-12M 12-18M 18-24M 2T 3T 4 5 6 7 8 10 12
      1/4
      yard
      1/4
      yard
      1/4
      yard
      1/4
      yard
      1/4
      yard
      1/2
      yard
      1/2
      yard
      1/2
      yard
      3/4
      yard
      3/4
      yard
      3/4
      yard
      3/4
      yard

       

      Total yardage for View A, Fabric A with a double-thickness hem is as follows:

      6-12M 12-18M 18-24M 2T 3T 4 5 6 7 8 10 12
      3/4
      yard
      3/4
      yard
      3/4
      yard
      1
      yard
      1
      yard
      1
      yard
      1 1/4
      yard
      1 1/2
      yard
      1 1/2
      yard
      1 3/4
      yard
      2
      yards
      2
      yards

       

      This error has been corrected in subsequent printings.

    3. Note that in the first printing of this pattern, the cutting layout for View B, piece 8 contained an error. It should read "View B, Fabric C" as shown below. This issue has been corrected in subsequent printings.

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