My latest Bumblebee Dress by Sewing Mama Rae Anna has light purple which Allie loves and black with tiny white flowers which I love. I actually bought this fabric for myself about 2 years ago but never got around to sewing anything with it. When I was looking around for fabric to use for the latest Bumblebee Dress I knew I wanted a more traditional look than my last version here.
I couldn't resist doing a double ruffle on the sleeves again. It's really easy to do, here are the steps:
Step 1 - Cut out 2 ruffles in each of the fabrics you want to use
Step 2 - Decide which fabric you want as your top ruffle.
Step 3 - Iron that one in half lengthwise
Step 4 - Pin along the top of your second fabric matching the raw edges
Step 5 - Baste the two together
Step 6 - Treat the two ruffles as one and follow the rest of RaeAnna's directions.
I decided to add the ruffle from View B to the bottom of my View A dress because I am just loving the ruffles. They make me smile. I followed the exact same process as for the sleeves. I won't lie the bottom ruffle was a labor of love for sure but when I was done I was smiling and I think every time I see Allie wear this dress I will smile.
Double Ruffle <3
Bodice Ruffle <3
Double Ruffle on the bottom <3
Unfortunately we were rained out. It's been raining all weekend and it snowed Friday. I will take the rain over the snow any day!! So these pictures are taken under my front deck. Not ideal and the light was very low so they are a little grainy. Sorry RaeAnna!!!
I told Allie she could be silly. So here she is in all her gorgeous 7 year old silliness!!!
I feel that this dress looks very old fashioned. If the boots were tie up ones she could star in Anne of Green Gables. She would need a red haired wig though but she has enough freckles :)
I am not sure what this is but lets just say that since November 11th is Remembrance Day she is saluting our Veterans. I am still not used to the fact that it is not a Holiday here in Quebec. It was in Saskatchewan and so my hubby is off today.
Yep it's still raining :(
Hope you liked this version of the Bumblebee Dress and will consider buying your own pattern. It takes a few hours to sew up but in the end you have something to be proud of forever. Thanks for letting me be part of your blog tour RaeAnna!!