Tuesday, February 3, 2009

The "Bubble Dress"

Here is the finished product - dubbed the "bubble dress" but the 2 1/2 year-old. It is a tad big on her, but I absolutely love how it turned out. And I know it will fit this summer - without a turtleneck under it! I am definitely going to make more of these. I think the whole thing, start to finish, took about four hours. Let me tell you, once again, I love my serger! It makes garment sewing so much easier. Plus I love how finished the inside of everything looks. I just need to learn how to serge concave curves now. Anyone have any suggestions? I've got convex curves down, but those nasty inside curves throw me for a loop every time.

The tulle ponytail holder also turned out pretty well. K loved it. Sadly, the poor little thing got stuck with her mother's impossibly fine hair, so ponytail holders are constantly falling out. I love that this one is big enough so it won't get lost at the babysitter's house. I have tulle to make about eight more of these - in every color I could find. You can't beat tulle - I think it was a whopping $1.49 a yard.

12 comments:

Lisa @ Life with 4! said...

so cute. what pattern did you use? i love simple little dresses like that for my girls.

kate said...

How sweet! I love sewing for little ones. You make me want to sew myself some cute little dresses....

Now my son isn't so content with simple pants with no pockets or zippers ... and I'm not accomplished enough as a sewer to go any further.

Christy said...

The dress is SO cute! And so is the tulle prettie.

And your daughter has gorgeous hair!

Manoute said...

The fabric is gorgeous, the dress lovely! I like the draft-stopper as well :o)

Marcia said...

It's so fun to sew for little girls. I used to make mine Jumpers that were also good as a "Sun dress" in the Summer. My girls still razz me about making them matching clothes (they are seven years apart) I only got away with that for about a year when Lizzy was young.

You are making me long for a serger. Ü

Juri said...

Wow, I absolutely love the dress! What a pretty fabric! And how adorable your daughter looks in it!!! Love the hair thingie, too!

Juri

jade said...

very cute dress liz! hey, i blogged about you today! :)

cinnamongirl93 said...

Cute fabric. How adorable your little one will look this summer floating around in her bubble dress!!!!
Yup, sergers are great. I love mine. I have to use it more!!!!

Brenda said...

Love that little dress and also love the draft stopper. I need to make one of those.

kawaii crafter said...

Your daughter's dress looks adorable. I like how the tulle ponytail holder matches as well. :)

misschris said...

So sweet, Liz. Great job! Of course she loves it. :) I know you are going to talk me into a serger one of the these days.

What pattern is this?

Sam said...

Lovely, cute dress :-)