Last year, I fell in love with the Oliver + S Bubble Dress pattern. Adelaide wore those dresses all summer long. She wore them hard, too...as one does when your days are spent with the busy, messy work of sand, wood, crayons and ice cream. A year later, and they're still wearable, but also showing remnants of all of the above. So, while she'll still be wearing them this summer (but shorter! How'd she grow so much?), I thought a new one was in order.
The fabric, of course, is Princess and the Pea from the Far, Far Away line (if you're looking - a few sellers on Etsy have it, and I just noticed that Sew, Mama, Sew and Purl both have it in stock too). It's a double gauze, and oh-so-good - such a great summer weight. I lined it with a lightweight golden cotton, and made a size 5, hoping to get two summers out of it once again.
Her response when I greeted her with the new dress?
"Oh Mama, it's beautiful. Just beautiful! Thank you!"
And then she paused.
"Do you know how to make one that is purple? 'Cause I would really love a purple one."
Bring on the purple.