I became obsessed earlier this year with finding this Vintage Vogue Diane von Furstenberg pattern when I saw the awesome dress that Kathryn' made on her blog.
After sending out SOS's here and on a couple of message boards, I was alerted that it was up for sale on ebay. Even though it was a size larger than I needed, I went ahead and bought it. I knew I could take deeper seams if I needed to do so. I purchased the peach and fushia jersey fabric from fabricmartfabrics during one of their big sales, and the off white jersey is Vera Wang 100% rayon jersey that I got from fabric.com when it went on sale for $1.95/yd.
I had never sewn a vintage pattern before, but the instructions were great. The most difficult part was keeping straight what pieces went with what color of fabric. I followed the pattern and the only alteration I made was taking a deeper seam in the side under the arms. I serged the inside seams and cover stitched the hem. I sewed a little tie at the side.
The reason I call it the Ice Cream Dress is because it reminds me of a cone of several flavors of sherbert ice cream. Here is the front and the back.
I will leave you with a parting shot of the shoes I wore with this dress. I got them for my birthday. They are Paris Hilton "Senorita" heel in gold and they have hot pink soles. I am not a Paris Hilton fan, but her shoes sure are cute.