I was just starting to see and hear of bubble dresses this summer when I came across one in a little expensive boutique for, like, eighty percent off, so I snagged it up. When I brought it home to my daughter, I thought she'd never take it off, so I set out to make one.
This tutorial by Straight Grain recently popped up on pinterest and has received a lot of positive feedback.
Here's my take on it.
I added ribbon at the waistline to improve the look of the seam on the large print (which is Michael Miller Andalucia Dots). The dress is a little shorter than I like, so I'll make the next one longer. Once the pieces were cut from the pattern, it went together in a little over an hour, and she's crazy about it :)
I used a snap to close it at the top instead of a button. I'd like to use a zipper next time. The dress made its debut at the pumpkin patch this morning to rave reviews :)