Ice Cream Soirée Toddler Outfit

Ice Cream Soirée Toddler Outfit

I already showed you Sofie’s finished Patriotic Pageant Costume, but this was the test run. It’s nice to wear on a hot summer day. Which is why I named it Ice Cream Soirée. Doesn’t she look like she should have a big ice cream cone melting all over the place?!

For this outfit, I used the same fabric as Bella’s Bedsheet Dress .

Sofie’s pageant is in the end of the month. In my humble opinion, she should get the “pretty eyes” title. Look above, I don’t know if this photo captures it well, but her eyes are 2 different colors.

After she was born, and her eye color started coming in; we were terrified that she had a tumor or something. But the doctors told us she’s just one in a million. (Sorry I didn’t know how to shop’ out the nose crust and boogery face.)

Ok, back to business. Sewing. That’s what I’m supposed to be blogging about…

I used vintage McCalls 4525 for the halter, and Sage’s Ruffle Shorts from Create Kids Couture.

In case you missed the first mock-up of this outfit, I had to make a couple fit adjustments on each pattern.

I wanted the shorts to hit just above the belly button. Which is where they started (see above) but after a bit they rolled under her round tummy. (See below.)

So for the final garment, I’ve added an extra row of elastic that I hope will prevent that. Proper fit is crucial in pageants.

I’m trying to teach her a Miss America wave. They call me The Title Maker. Okay, I just call myself that. But maybe it will catch on!

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Amy Mayen

Hello. I'm Amy and I'm addicted to sewing. I borderline-hoard fabric, buttons, & patterns. Sometimes I wish I could pile my fabric up on the floor and just roll in it!


  1. Emily @Sweet Bella Roos

    So precious! And I’m so jealous- I can’t sew! Thanks for sharing at Pin It Thursday.

  2. Bethany

    Love those cute ruffly shorts!

  3. jenny

    Oh my! This outfit (and your model!) are so sweet!

  4. thisblogisnotforyou

    Awww, this is soooo cute, Amy! She looks to adorable in this outfit. Pictures like these make me want to have children haha!

  5. Annie

    Those ruffles are just too adorable! And I love your color selection in this style, the cool color balances out the ruffle cuteness nicely. And how great you pay attentions to the fit…you don’t want a wardrobe malfunction at the stage!

  6. Camille

    The outfit is so adorable on her!! I never noticed her eyes before, they’re beautiful.

  7. Lisa Nelson

    Can I tell you how much I am in LOVE with this outfit. It is so darn cute. I just love the shorts. They fit her so darn well.

    Nice job Amy!

  8. Jenn

    These shorts are to die for. They’re the kind of thing that make me sad I have 3 boys! :)

    Thanks for linking up with Two Girls & a Party!

    Co-host of this week’s Two Girls & a Party linky party!

  9. Pam @Threading My Way

    Just GORGEOUS in the pastel colour, Amy!!! And all those girlie ruffles… beautiful!!!

  10. Amber

    This is such a cute idea! It would work really great for photo shoots! I haven’t thought about sewing my own clothes for photo shoots but this would be a great start. It is just too cute! Great job!

  11. Gina

    You are so good at naming outfits!! This is so cute and you are so good with dialing in a proper fit!! I love those blue stripes and little Sophie is such a cutie!! I love how you used a vintage pattern!!!!! :)

  12. Buttons

    She is just adorable and so is that outfit! I flippin love those shorts! I want some in my size! I just don’t think my butt would look as cute covered in ruffles…

  13. Rachel

    I really like it in this material. Cute. If she just lets that big bow in her hair she was made for pageants I have to trick my kid into a headband- like when she’s not looking and hope she doesn’t notice :)

  14. Amy of while wearing heels

    No way, she has 2 different colored eyes. How cool. What color are they?

    And, as usual, I am impressed with your sewing skills and now attuned to catching the ‘names’ of your outfits. I approve of the ice cream social. Great job!

  15. Nay

    Too cute! I love those shorts!

  16. ingrid@nowathomemom

    I have to say this again but she is adorable and wow with those eyes! 1 in a million ha! :-)
    her ice cream soiree outfit is too pretty! :-) the color is so pretty too and goes very well with her beautiful eyes too! :-)

  17. Gin

    I love those ruffle shorts. So cute.


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