Bouncy Flouncy Birthday Dress

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Emmeline’s 2nd birthday is this week (eek!) and I wanted to make her a new dress for her party.  My friend, Ramona, asked me if I would like to test the pattern for a new dress she designed, so the timing was perfect!

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The pattern is called The BouncyFlouncy Dress and it truly is bouncy and flouncy!  It was easy to put together (even all those gathered, hemmed, flounces were quicker than I thought, because it’s a tiny little dress) plus it’s made from fat quarters, so I just pulled fabrics from my stash (mostly Spot On dots from Robert Kaufman).

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I made Emmeline a 2T and then did tucks at the shoulders and a ribbon around the back, because she is a skinny almost 2 year-old.  Then I can let it out and tie it looser as she grows.

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She loves this dress SO much and she is going to have a blast playing in it at her party.  The first time I showed it to her she shook the ruffles and said, “My beautiful dress!”.

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Are you sick of photos, yet? I’m just gonna keep them coming!

 The pattern for the BouncyFlouncy Dress is available on Craftsy and Ramona’s instructions make it easy.

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Somersaulting in her flounces.  I guess she needs a ruffled diaper cover!

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This will definitely be a pattern that goes into Emma’s dress rotation.  Next up, is one in cool shades!

 

 

10 thoughts on “Bouncy Flouncy Birthday Dress

  1. Good to know the hemming and gathering go together fast. I need to piece the last tier and then I am On to that tonight after the little ones are asleep. Thanks for the tip on the ribbon, I will add that for my skinny one too, since the bodice is a little big on her too. (But hey she get to wear it longer!)

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