Bubble Dress

29 Jan

For my sisters-in-law’s upcoming wedding to take place on Valentine’s Day, I wanted to make a new dress H. could wear to the rehearsal ceremony and rehearsal dinner. I made her the Bubble Dress from Oliver and S. The top is in a size 4 and the skirt is in size 5. Since I have been battling a cold for almost a week now, I fear there are a lot of mistakes. See if you can find them. I don’t recommend sewing with a head cold.

I used a soft cotton sateen fabric for the dress and a mid-weight cotton print for the lining. When H. first saw the dress, she said she wanted to wear it inside out. Luckily, she changed her mind and is now willing to wear it with the boring non-print side facing out. Her main complaint was that the dress didn’t twirl up enough for her liking, but at least she likes it enough to try it on.

I’m hoping to make her a shirt out of the left over lining fabric before I tackle hemming her flower girl dress and J.’s. tux.

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6 Responses to “Bubble Dress”

  1. Shahar January 30, 2009 at 4:39 pm #

    It’s beautiful! I know one other little girl who would LOVE this purple dress… H is so cute!
    Hope you feel better soon!

  2. Julia January 31, 2009 at 8:45 pm #

    You did a beautiful job – I want a dress like this! I love the unexpected lining – it makes it!

  3. Heather February 10, 2009 at 8:16 am #

    I love this dress. The bubble dress and the lining are adorable — as is H. I really can’t wait to see the tux for J however! That’s an impressive undertaking!

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