When I was pregnant the second time around, I remember being partially thrilled that we were having a boy, and partially really bummed that I wouldn’t be sewing as many ruffles as I had for my daughter. I actually wondered if I would have much motivation to sew for him at all, because in my mind “boy” clothes were just so much less exciting than girl clothes! While my overall kid sewing has been a little less this year, both for my baby boy and my toddler girl, I certainly haven’t found myself uninspired to sew for him!
It isn’t very often that I purchase a pattern and use it quickly. But the Bubble Frock got me – I couldn’t wait! This pattern is SO stinking cute. The big full skirt, the horizontal princess seams (hello, I did not even know this was a thing!), the BUBBLES. I didn’t have any particular fabric picked out when I purchased the pattern, but I knew I wanted to grab it right away.
Have you ever found yourself daydreaming about a particular fabric? This one captured my mind on so many occasions, that I knew I’d eventually have to purchase a nice cut of it! The shipping from the UK to the US isn’t inexpensive, so I waited until I had a nice bulk order to place and finally – FINALLY! – ordered a few meters to come my way back in September of 2021.
I am so excited about this top. I love to see a classic white button-up, but I’ve always felt like I was dressing up in someone else’s clothes when I try to wear one. Whether pairing it with cute trousers for work or denim shorts for a preppy look, I feel like it feels off-base from my usual style and out of place on me. So this is my own take on a collared white-ish button-up that fits my style a bit more!