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Classic. Elegant. When you read that, what do you think of? Well after you see today’s pattern you will always associate those two words with it! I know I do! This dress we are looking at today is one I have been eyeing for a very long time but didn’t make until now. Guess I have been too busy testing patterns that I neglected all the great patterns in my stash. I am sure from the photos you have already seen that you know the designer! Yes, we are looking at the Bumblebee Dress
The Bumblebee dress is such a sweet dress and I now wish I had made it sooner. This comes in sizes 3m-12 so it will be perfect for any girl little or big. It features two looks in one pattern. You can make a dress with a ruffle bodice and 3/4 sleeves with ruffles or make a sleeveless dress with a ruffle neckline! Mix and match these options, along with a ruffle hemline for different looks each time. The bodice is perfect for embroidery and the back closes with a button. Make a version for the cooler months or the warmer months. Either way this pattern has you covered and it’s perfect for a beginner too!
Before I tell you a little about the dress I made, let me tell you about how I came about the choices I made for the dress. I fell in love with this paper doll fabric from Trixie’s Fabrics. There is a boy version and a girl version. I couldn’t choose which I loved more! So I combined both into this dress. I love the cohesive contrast that it gives. Let me just say that I love the gems I find from Trixie’s Fabrics. Whether its knits or wovens, she is sure to have something I love. Add the fact that she has great customer service; well I’m a customer for life! I think my wallet may have just cringed with that confession!
Now on to my dress. With my vintage looking paper doll fabric I knew I needed a little something more than just woven ruffles. Lace. If you know me, you know I love lace. The lace on the bodice ruffles and sleeves just gave it that look I was going for. Classic. Elegant. I am completely in love with this dress. As you can see, this one is a bit big on my girl. I went back and forth on the size to make. Her chest put her in the 6m size but she wears 12mo in RTW. Thinking I know best and not the measurements I made a straight 12mo size. Yup, it’s big. Note to self…always go by the measurements!! Some days I think I know it all, even when I know better than that. Well, on the plus side, we can enjoy this beauty for that much longer!
Ready to sew up some for all the girls in your life? Head on over to the pattern shop to pick up your copy of the Bumblebee Dress. Then head on over to Trixie’s Fabrics and get some awesome fabric to make it with! Don’t forget to post what you made on both Raeanna’s and Trixie’s group as I would love to see! And they would too I’m sure!