Ice Cream Birthday Dress for Clementine

Ice Cream Dress for Clementine

Ice Cream Dress for Clementine

Clementine has been obsessed with her birthday since March when the boys had their birthdays. I had to make a rule that she couldn’t ask me about her birthday until June 30, one month beforehand, because I thought she was going to drive me absolutely bonkers with the persistent questions and birthday plans. It was seriously unrelenting. But of course that’s what makes birthdays fun at this age, right? It’s that golden age when you finally understand what a birthday is but you haven’t yet realized that birthdays also can be emotionally overwhelming and ultimately disappointing. How’s that for dark?

Ice Cream Dress for Clementine

She decided she wanted an Ice Cream theme for her birthday sometime around April, which was right around the time that my friend Dana announced her new line of fabrics for Art Gallery, Boardwalk Delight. Talk about perfect timing! The entire collection is bright and adorable and Dana’s awesome bold and modern aesthetic comes through so clearly in this collection. I love it.

Ice Cream Dress for Clementine

I knew immediately that the “I scream, You scream” print was destined for Clementine’s birthday dress. I used the ever-popular Geranium Dress which is such a pattern chameleon; it seriously works for everything, I swear (I’m not biased, not in the least), and added a double-fold hem band to the bottom edge in the sprinkles print.

Ice Cream Dress for Clementine

For the lining I used the twinkle lights print, which adds a pop of fun mango orange color to the inside of the dress.

Ice Cream Dress for Clementine

Ice Cream Dress for Clementine

Clementine loves her dress! She wore it for her birthday party, which included a swim with a few friends at the city pool (in her ice cream cone swimsuit), ice cream sundaes, and an ice cream felt banner that we made together. She had a really wonderful time…as far as I could tell, no hint of Birthday Disappointment in this one yet.

Ice Cream Dress for Clementine

Also pictured here: the Clara doll we got her for her birthday, which she refuses to be separated from. It’s neat because Hilary Lang’s blog, Wee Wonderfuls, was one of the very first blogs I ever followed way back in the day, so I was excited to see that she was licensing her dolls with Land of Nod. All of her dolls are so cute.

Ice Cream Dress for Clementine

Fabric: Boardwalk Delight by Dana Willard (Made Everyday) for Art Gallery Fabrics
Pattern: Geranium Dress Sewing Pattern (size 7)

You can see more Boardwalk Delight over at Made Everyday and elsewhere across the Webs, as Dana’s Boardwalk Delight Blog Party is happening all this month and next!

BWD by Made Everyday

7 thoughts on “Ice Cream Birthday Dress for Clementine

  1. I think one of my favorite things about Geranium (besides the fact that I can make it from memory now) is that it works so well with all the fun quilting cottons.

  2. Rae, that dress is so cute!! I sewed a short for Dana’s booth at quilt market in exchange for a length of that ice cream cone fabric. The colors in it are really pretty. One of these days I’m going to make myself a super fun pajama top and pants from it. That Clara doll is so sweet! I grew up 3 houses down from Hillary. It’s been so fun seeing her success as a doll designer!

  3. Happy Birthday Clementine! It looks like you had a super fabulous day! I love your new Ice Cream/ Geranium Dress.😊

  4. I can SO relate to the pre-birthday planning overexitement. My four year old son didn’t have another topic from January to June (seriously!). The planning was super detailed, the looong wish list as well and at some point in spring I had to forbid him to already invite people, because he had started to tell all kids in Kindergarten, that they should come to his “big fireman-police-knight-party, for which mum will sew costumes for everyone”.
    Luckily no Birthday Disappointment here either, but I’m quite glad it’s over.

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