Thursday, March 15, 2012

Bubble It Up Dress

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I have major spring fever.  I mean CRAZY major spring fever.  Now that it's been warm for two whole days, I want to sew a bazillion spring skirts, pants and dresses.  Now if only my kids would sleep for 18 hours a day...  Oh, reality, you are hard on me sometimes.




I did get to complete one little dress today, however, and I'm pretty happy with the result.  I originally was doing a tutorial with it, but after I made some dumb mistakes, I had to scrap that.  Don't worry, though.  Riley will be getting a similar dress that will not have those same errors.  And THAT will be tutorial-ed! 

The back of this one turned out differently than I imagined, but I kind of fell in love with it.  It's a knot dress, and I put the hole through which to "string" the straps through way at the outside of the back.  Then I tied them together, pulling the slack of the back into a faux keyhole.  This way, it expands really easily and it looks super cute!

She got a little ruffle around the neck because a ruffle never hurt anybody. :)

You'll notice that, up to this point, you haven't seen Noelle's feet.  Well, I had to reveal her shoes.  Sure, they don't really "go", but she knows how to rock the Pumas.

And for good measure, some sister lovin'.  I love how the bubble flows all around Noelle when she sits down.  So lovely!


14 comments:

  1. This is SO adorable! What a cutie! It's funny, my daughter wears either her cowboy boots or her Converse low-tops and NOTHING else. :D What is that fabric? I love it!

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    1. It's Michael Miller's Children at Play. Isn't it great!? I used the last of my stash on this, but I have some different prints from the same line that I've been hoarding... :)

      And as for the shoes, you just have to let some battles go, right? Plus, I'm not going to argue with her comfort! :)

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  2. Very, very cute. No one but you will ever notice the mistakes!


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    Val @ http://cookcraftcrocheting.blogspot.com/

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  3. I have spring fever too. Not because it's particularly warm (I live in Canada. Spring takes a while to get here), but because I WANT it to be warm. I've started sewing things in preparation. I figure I might be too hot to sew when I actually need these items. Or something. :)
    Love the bubble dress. Can't wait for the tutorial!

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  4. I love the keyhole at the back! Darling!

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    1. Talk about a happy accident! :) Thank you!

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  5. Super Cute- is the fabric Children at Play? I love it! I would love if you would link up to my brand new link party- Scout's Sweet Sundays- http://xstitchandcrafts.blogspot.com/2012/03/scouts-sweet-sundays-features-and-linky.html.
    Have a great day!

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    1. It is Children at Play. I LOVE it! I'm headed to check out your site now! :)

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  6. That turned out so cute, and they are adorable!

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  7. Adorable, bubble dresses are so trendy and your model is the cutest!

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  8. I am anxiously awaiting the tutorial! I have been looking for a tutorial just like this for my daughters Easter dress! Super cute!

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    1. Ok, Kelly, the pressure is on! ;) I'm going to work on the tutorial at naptime today and over the weekend. I'll let you know when it's up! :)

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