Thursday, May 15, 2014
I bought this pattern (Oliver and S Bubble dress) over a year ago and I am so happy to have finally made it. I did version A which is the one with the scallops but you can hardly see them in the photos. I took a lot of pictures since it is quite a challenge to take a picture of Miss Stella that isn't a blur from her running. The pictures I took with my phone came out better than the ones I took with my camera. But you can't really see the scallops. They kind of blend in when she is wearing it too.
I made a size 3 and it fits her pretty close to perfect. I think there is enough room so that it will fit her until the fall. The fabric is one I bought from a little sewing shop near me which sadly is closing at the end of the month. It is a very light and sheerish cotton which is why I wanted to use it for a lined dress. I just used some white quilting cotton I had for the lining.
I am very happy with it. I feel like I am starting to get better at picking fabrics I really like where before I may have been picking fabrics I really like for 5 minutes or a couples weeks. Do you know what I mean? It makes me much happier with my sewing.
I do have to make something for my boy next (not counting a matching doll dress to this one). He had to say what makes me a great mom at school for them to write on a certificate he gave me. He said I was the greatest because I "makes clothes for us". So I really have to do some boy sewing. I bought some knit fabric for a t-shirt. I hope to start soon.