A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of testing a new sewing pattern by An of StraightGrain.
The Bubble Dress!
An makes some really sweet clothing for her little girl, and has now put her skills towards creating this great little pattern for girls ages 1-6. It is for sale now, and you can buy it here. If you have never made a bubble-anything before (like me), give it a shot- it comes together pretty quickly and it’s fun to see the bubble take shape!
Anyway, without further ado…
Here’s Corinne enjoying her new frock:
I tested the 1 year size for my Coco-girl who is turning 1 next week. WHA?? Crazy. I mean, I just had her, didn’t I?
Anyway, it fits great… she’s lean, so this will fit her right on through the Summer I’m sure.
I’ve had this fabric (Jessica Levitt, Timber collection) since I first started sewing 3 years ago. I never was quite sure about what to use it for, but I’m so happy I finally cut into it. Pretty perfect for Spring! I’m not usually drawn to geometric prints, but i love the combo of geometric and organic shapes here. Such cute little bird’s nests they are!
Check out that bubble!
The peter pan collar is an option in this pattern, and is a fun way to use a contrasting fabric.
I figured if I was going to learn how to make a bubble skirt, I might as well learn to make a collar too. That was the hardest part for me, but it turned out just fine- i took those steps pretty slow, especially when attaching it between the outer bodice and the lining.
The back closes simply with a button and loop.
I used 1/8″ elastic, though you could use ribbon too. Anytime I can get out of making a buttonhole, I’m gonna take it! I think the elastic is nice for a squiggly toddler too. Easy on, easy off.
We had fun during this photo shoot. Her cuteness was bubbling all over the place. Sorry…but you knew the pun was coming…
Someone’s ready for Easter….
Thanks for stopping by 🙂