Wednesday, September 5, 2012

oh hello

hey i'm back. we've had a fun and busy summer.  i'm sad to see these lazy crazy days at an end.  but then there is the lure of routines, a slower pace, and, dare i hope, time to sit at my sewing machine.

today is the first day of another year of preschool.  s has a new dress, made from the oliver & s bubble dress.  it's now available as a digital pattern.

that's a size 4 she's wearing.  a little short maybe?  the pattern only goes to size 5, but i think that if you lengthen the skirt and/or the bodice, you might be able to eke out another year or two.
 i added ready-made piping between the skirt and the bodice.  i like that the piping is subtle but defines the waistline.


b had to get in on the action too.   a matching dress in size 2, but with pink piping instead of white.  the fabric is by dear stella that i found at cool cottons.
so another dress, and a new school year.  it's only a little sad this year.  


  1. So cute! I love the fabric you chose.

  2. trinh, these are beyond adorable! and two of them! that fabric is perfect. hope S. had a great first day!

  3. Eek! Matching dresses! Adorable!

  4. Hi! I'm a new reader and just wanted to say how much I loved your bubble dresses. I also sew for two girls and I know how much work it can be sometimes. Thanks for the inspiration! And, hope you all have a fun school year :-)

  5. Cute dresses, I love the shoes too :-)

  6. welcome back, trinh!!! SUCH cute bubble dresses on your cute little girlies!


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