Friday, May 27, 2011

Ruffle-sleeved Bubble Dress

I love it!

I used this tutorial from Prudent Baby.
I got the shirt on our first trip to Hawai'i to visit Leng's parents. I haven't worn it in years but have had a hard time getting rid of it. I was going to make the bubble shirt, but thought it would be cute as a dress.
I drew a line where I wanted to start the shirring for the bottom. I left room for it to be a dress, but I left too much. I should have made the torso shorter.

I ended up tying some yarn to the the straps because they were too big.

Things I would fix next time:
1. My bobbin thread for the shirring is a little too tight, which made the top tight. I need to either start with a wider top or loosen the bobbin tension.
2. The sleeves. I should have made them shorter, and attached them closer to the middle in the back.
3. The Length. The skirt is a good length for her, but it mashes up the print on the front. I should have made it about 2 inches higher. It tends to ride up anyway, so err on the side of too long.

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