Monday, 24 November 2014

My Fifth Bubble Dress.... (it must be a favourite!)


This project was so much fun! I adore this pattern anyway (as you can tell from my title) and I splurged on some really pretty fabric in a recent sale, which was calling to me to be made into a dress for one of the girls. I only had a meter. So an Oliver + S Bubble Dress it was!


The fabric is by Leah Duncan for Art Gallery Fabrics. It is a beautiful print and a really nice weight. Very soft and silky.


My little model was on top form despite having her flu vaccination that morning. I love seeing her face light up when she wears a pretty dress. I feel so lucky to have two little girls who adore dressing up. They are always so happy to have a new dress in particular.


I didn't make any alterations to the pattern. The Christmas before last, both girls had a Bubble dress for our family get-together and so I could see that she only needed to go up a size to a 3T.

It is a lovely fit on her. 


The one thing I adore about this pattern is how it is completely sealed inside. No raw edges or seam allowances of any kind on show and fully lined so it is soft against precious skin. Which is probably the reason I have made two as gifts in the past.


We are currently at temperatures of around 3C outside so layering is essential. The way the cap sleeves are shaped make it perfect to go over a long sleeved tee. I love this dress in summer but this styled this way it also works for winter too.

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  1. I so adore this dress! It so lovely on her! It is a top favorite of mine too. :)

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    1. thanks Sharon!
      I have sent her to nursery in this outfit today and she got lots of coo's off the staff!

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  2. Absolutely perfect in every way!
    I am glad you had your flu jabs.

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    1. Thanks Nicole! They give her a nasal spray which goes down a lot more peacefully than an injection. Apart from a hot cheek and needing lots of cuddling, she seems to be fine.

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  3. So pretty! I have never made this dress, but I'm now wishing that I had! It looks perfect on her.

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    1. Thanks Jenna! It is a lovely pattern to sew and doesn't take too long. It is a good pattern to have to make a gift for someone.

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  4. Love the fabric. Perfect for this dress. One can never go wrong with the Bubble dress. It turns out perfect every time!

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    1. My count is a little lower than yours Deb! Thank you!
      I am wondering if anyone has made this in needlecord. I think it would work well.

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  5. This is a lovely version Katy - such a pretty fabric. I have one cut out - need to sew it up soon...

    I think Millie has made them in needlecord - off to check....

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    1. Yep, she did - https://www.flickr.com/photos/37335850@N03/4976780788/in/set-72157625998480300 & https://www.flickr.com/photos/37335850@N03/4976172069/in/set-72157625998480300/

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    2. Good old Millie! I knew they would work, don't hers look fantastic (and warm)?
      It has got to be done....

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  6. What perfect fabric for a bubble dress - beautiful. R has grown out of her two bubble dresses and i've been thinking of sewing another... such a great pattern, and I also appreciate the lovely finish inside.

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    1. Thanks Marisa! I wish the pattern went larger than a 5T. My eldest really likes it.

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  7. That fabric is gorgeous and perfect for a Bubble dress! Well done, Katy!

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  8. I do love this pattern (too bad, it doesn't come in my girl's size), and you fabric selection is absolutely precious - I think it's perfect for all-seasons (great colors) :)

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