Welcome to those of you visiting while you tour with RaeAnna’s very cute Bumblebee dress!
The dress includes two views, a sleeveless dress with ruffling around the neck, and the 3/4 sleeve version that I sewed up. I choose to make a few quick adjustments to match my mood and fabric choices. It’s always nice when a pattern lends itself to easy switch ups!
I switched up the ruffle at the sleeve for a quick cuff. Since the sleeve fits nicely over her arm the button is just sewn on to hold the cuff together, it’s purely decorative. The best kind of button.
I used piping in the bodice as oppose to the ruffle. I will admit to some late night sewing decisions. I made the piping from two different scrap pieces without really thinking it through. The result was 2 very different pieces of piping, which I didn’t notice at all until the bodice was assembled. I wasn’t sure how I felt about it. I knew I didn’t want to rip it out….
I found once it was on her I actually really like it. The seem ripper gets a break this time! The orange print is a fine corduroy and the blue is a bit of a mystery chunk. It’s very soft and has a stretch to it. I wish I had more of it, I want to make something for me out of it!
I tried to grab modeled pictures at the library- she was too busy to be bothered with standing still for a good shot 🙂
She loves the full skirt. I put it on her and she announced, “Princess!” Which these days is equivalent to “I like this and will wear it.” It’s such a nice fit and easy sew I see more of these in our future.
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