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Floral bubble dress

Added Jun 30, 2010

by verypurplepe...

Tokyo, Japan






These floral fabrics are cotton voile in soft and sweet colors. I made them into these simple dresses with bubble hem. The bodices are cut on bias so they are a bit stretchy. The bubble effect is achieved by simply inserting elastic into the skirt hem. These dresses are so comfortable, almost like a long tank top.

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Material Notes

cotton in floral pattern




Garment Type

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    Jul 7, 2010, 10.17 AMby greenapplepip

    So adorable. The fabric choice is so nice and suits the dress so well! Would love a pattern if possible. Good job :)

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    Jul 7, 2010, 08.24 AMby tabyaby

    Great thing. I just LOVE it… any chance for a pattern or tutorial?

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    Jul 5, 2010, 02.55 PMby ncn6

    Super cute, as usual! I wonder if you have any fabric store recommendations that you might be willing to share? I’m going to be in Tokyo for a week in August, and I would love to stock up on some of the gorgeous cottons that you always have!

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      Jul 6, 2010, 06.44 AMby verypurpleperson

      Oh wow I don’t think this little box can contain all the joy of Tokyo fabric store!
      There is Nippori, a street full of fabric stores on each side where you can find any kind of fabrics. You can also go to Yuzawaya for craft and fabrics one-stop-shopping. There’s one in Shinjuku and also in Kichijoji. For various Japanese cotton and linen and cut fabrics, there’s Cottonfield in Kichijoji, it’s good if you like making bags or other small projects.
      I can go on and on and on…

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    Jul 4, 2010, 11.59 PMby nana3131

    Cute! and looks super comfy!

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    Jul 4, 2010, 10.46 AMby mrsb-h

    Oh so gorgeous!! Is there a pattern for this dress/is it an adaptation? I would love to make one as it would be perfect for holiday :D

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      Jul 5, 2010, 12.56 AMby verypurpleperson

      Thank you! I make my own pattern, but it’ easy. The lower part is just a pair of rectangles, I gathered and sewed it to the the bodice, then an elastic is inserted in the skirt hem.

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    Jul 3, 2010, 08.31 PMby saxsilverain

    looooove them! __ they’re super cute!

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    Jul 1, 2010, 07.46 PMby elvina

    really cute and it looks really comfortable.

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    Jul 1, 2010, 02.17 PMby mir0125

    HA~ So lovely~^^

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    Jul 1, 2010, 09.29 AMby nettevivante

    So very, very beautiful! The fabric is so lovely!

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    Jul 1, 2010, 08.17 AMby wishofhappiness

    gorgeous! this would be super comfy!

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    Jul 1, 2010, 06.25 AMby Liza Azman

    What are bodice cut on bias means? I sure hope you’d make this dress sooner so I can make one for maternity wear, its sure look comfy…oh well, can still make one later :) Thanks for sharing…

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      Jul 3, 2010, 07.27 AMby emily-3

      QUESTION: what are bocice cut on bias mean?
      ANSWER: the bias is the direction of the fibres in the fabric. to get a better understanding of this, i suggest you look at:


      this site tells you all about what the bias is and how to find it on the fabric. it also tells you the inportance of the bias.

      once you know this lay your bodice piece so that it is in line with the bias. by doing this it will make the dress sit nicer.

      hope this helps you out :D

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    Jul 1, 2010, 03.08 AMby kcladwig007

    So very cute! Might have to make for my daughter.

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    Jun 30, 2010, 08.30 PMby susanm311

    This is super cute!!!

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    Jun 30, 2010, 07.11 PMby senoritak

    me encantó, muy lindo!

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    Jun 30, 2010, 05.37 PMby dryeyes

    So cute! I can’t wait to make and wear this dress. It looks so cool for a hot summer day :)

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    Jun 30, 2010, 01.27 PMby violetsky

    I love these dresses.

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    Jun 30, 2010, 11.32 AMby lizah

    I love both of them! they look so comfy and nice!

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    Jun 30, 2010, 11.20 AMby integerclub

    Oh this dress is lovely, looks perfect for a sticky, sweaty summer’s day :)

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