Thursday, February 2, 2012

Bubbles and Ice Cream

I made this bubble skirt for my friend's 3 year old. She always wears very trendy clothes and I thought this fabric and look would suit her perfectly. I can't wait to see it on her!
The fabric is from Joel Dewberrys' Aviary 2 collection - sparrows in aqua, and is lined with a basic muslin. I kind of made up the pattern, but it's heavily based on the skirt from the Oliver + S bubble dress. I used the front skirt and front lining pattern pieces, size 24 months, to cut out both the front and back pieces of the skirt and lining (this worked well for a size 3 skirt, as on the dress the skirt starts up well above the waistline). Then I stitched it together and stitched the elastic as per the pattern. I completed it with a simple elastic casing at the top for the waistband.
I really love it and secretly wish it was in my size. I've been contemplating how to replicate it for me, but it would be more complicated with gathers and a zipper, so not too sure yet.
I thought I'd also include some photos of my daughter wearing her ice cream dress and top, now that they fit properly!
Today, I'm laying out my son's quilt blocks. I might have a quilt top before the end of the week!


  1. What a cute skirt! You did a great job!
    It is a little harder to make clothes for ourselves than for the little ones in our lives. I recently checked out the book "Design-it-yourself clothing" by Cal Patch and it has been extremely valuable in helping me think about making clothes for myself.

  2. An Edwardian lady in full dress was a wonder to behold, and her preparations for viewing were awesome.Bridal silks


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