I had sewn both of them about two years ago when I was a brand new sewer. I had found the patterns easy to follow and the results were lovely. As I couldn’t decide which one to sew, I went the easy route: I combined both! Ha, sense my sarcasm?
The pattern is entirely the bubble dress, except for the insertion of the belt and sash. I ran into some difficulty when I tried to flip over the dress once the main and lining were sewn together: somehow, my shoulder channels were super slim and the additional bulk of the belt fabric didn’t help. But I persevered and it came out with just a bit of ripping around the belt area. Totally fix-able!
Please ignore the little bit of pulling at the base of the slit. Clearly something was a bit off. Nothing a hot iron can’t fix, right?
I’m actually quite proud of the bow I managed to make for the pictures. So let me show it off a bit!
And here is Sandrine… isn’t that the cutest face ever? Bonne fête ma chérie!