July 28, 2008

Copy cat

Earlier this year I saw this little girl's dress on Moving Hands and was immediately inspired. In fact, I loved the Nano Iro Fuccura Flowers print she used so much that I haunted Superbuzzy for weeks until it appeared on their website at which time I immediately bought a yard each of the yellow and off-white colorways. Then I washed it up and there it sat for weeks, waiting for inspiration to morph into action.
bubble hem
Truth be told, I was a little hesitant put it to use as my past success sewing with lightweight fabrics has been spotty at best. Lots of puckering and pulled threads, several sad looking garments made from pricey fabric at a time in my life when I really didn't have any disposable income. Then my Oliver & S bubble dress pattern arrived in the mail and I knew it was time to get out the scissors. It went much better than I expected. I had a little trouble with the lining which I made from cotton/polyester batiste. Probably I should have switched to a finer needle, but it didn't really matter since it was just the lining and you couldn't see some of the little imperfections.
bubble dress
I love how the dress turned out. It's so soft and flowy: I think double gauze is a perfect fabric for this pattern. I can't wait to see it on an actual child (two more weeks until we visit my brother and his family- hurray!).

In summary, double gauze is my new best friend. Which is good, since I have the yard of the white Fuccura Flowers and an undisclosed amount of the blue Fuccra that I thought would be a nice summer top for me. There are still a few weeks of summer left, right?

1 comment:

movinghands said...

love it! such a cheery print, isn't it?