Added Nov 15, 2010
San Francisco Ba...
This dress is cut using McCall’s Tunic Pattern. To make your own bubble hem, you will need to cut an A-line skirt that will extend from the bodice down to 2" past where you want it to hit on your leg. This is then accompanied by a lining, which is cut 2" shorter than the skirt and narrower. It helps if the lining is made out of a stretchy material, like a jersey knit. The bigger the difference in width between the lining and the skirt the more of a “bubble” effect you will get.
I also cut my skirt wider at the bodice in order to gather some pleats at the front. The pleating helps the dress stretch over your head and shoulders as you put it on (as this dress does not include a zipper or other closure).
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