Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Tiny Bubbles

With Easter quickly approaching I needed to start working on the girl’s Easter dresses.  These have been cut out for about 2 weeks and because I have been so busy with shop orders I had not had a chance to get to them until now. 

 I used the out of print Oliver + S Bubble Dress Pattern in a size 3T for my daughter A and I am working on a 2T for M.  The word on the street is that soon this pattern will be offered for sale digitally on their web site!  That is very good news because you do not want to miss out on this pattern.  This dress is the perfect mix of sophisticated and cute.  The stitching along the sleeves and fully lined bodice and skirt make it look very expensive and the cute cap sleeves and bubble bottom give it just a sweet little touch.  It took me about 3 hours from start to finish sewing this dress.  Of course I did it over a few nights time and it would have taken me less but it is always a learning experience when I use the automatic buttonhole function on my sewing machine.  The buttonholes turned out great on the dress but there was lots of practice on scrap fabric before I had it adjusted just the way I like it. 

I used the Michael Miller Disco Dot in Bloom for the main fabric because I just love the color combination of grey and pink and used a light white batiste for the lining.  I think grey and pink is not as harsh as black and pink and just looked so charming for spring.  I decided that we are all going to coordinate for Easter so I will be wearing a grey skirt (that I have been working on for a while) as well as pink top and the hubby will be wearing his grey suit and pink tie.  We won’t be too matchy-matchy but will still look put together for pictures. 

My one question is about the ribbon for the middle.  I had envisioned in my head that I would tack the ribbon to the sides and then tie a big bow in the back but now that the dress is done I am not sure this is the right look.  I just put it up there for some pictures to see what it looked like and I still am not sure which way to go. Any suggestions or preferences?

I am still working on M’s dress but hope to have it finished soon.  It is supposed to be in the mid 80’s over the weekend so I am planning on getting some great outdoor shots of both the girls wearing them.


P.S. - I am entering this outfit into the Creative Me contest.
‘My entry into Creative Me is sponsored by Appliances Online and Bosch Washing Machines.'


  1. These are adorable! Love the bubble skirts! I'm not sure about the ribbon - maybe tie it in a bow and tack the bow on at the back so it covers the seam area (not wrapping around)?

  2. So darling! The fabric is really fun for that pattern too. I think the ribbon is okay but might like a coordinating fabric sash long enough for a bow better. :)

  3. Cute! It looks very professional. I'd say go without the ribbon, but it looks great either way!

  4. Oh I love this!!! What a great fabric choice as well!