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    corlee @corlee

    my brother is engaged – yay yay yay! already, i’m dreaming of sewing up flower girl dresses as i think i’ll be sewing 2, if not 3, flower girl dresses for 3-4 year olds. i love the bubble dress, and would sew that in a heartbeat (well, once i got the bride’s blessing…), but it’s OOP and i can’t find it online anywhere. any other suggestions for what might work?

    i saw the music jumper and birthday dresses as suggestions but not sure that they have the fullness of the skirt. any suggestions on any patterns? i’ve only really sewn with o+s so don’t really know where else i might go (and i hesitate to go elsewhere since the directions and construction are so great here!).

    thanks much!

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    meleliza @meleliza

    I think the music box could be lovely in a formal fabric. Maybe add a big sash? Silk dupioni would add body. Mayby you could add a petticoat underneath for even more drama?

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    mle bb @mle bb

    I have made the Bubble Dress as a flower girl dress before, and it was WAY cute! Maybe by the date they get married the bubble dress will be out in a digital pattern? Right? But I also have made the Puppet show dress and I think it is the right kind of formal for a wedding and so adorable! I also think that the Playdate dress would be a great dress for a formal occasion. I too have only sewn from Oliver and S and I think many of their designs could be good options here 🙂

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    Nicole @motherof5

    If fullness is a requirement the Music Box pleated pinafore gathered rather then pleated may satisfy that. The Bubble dress would also look divine with a full skirt.

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    Mama_Knowles @Mama_Knowles

    I have seen the Music Box done in formal here a few times and they are very stunning! One had a big satin bow in the front that was beautiful!

    Maybe if you keep looking you could also find the bubble dress still. Did you try Farm house fabrics at all?

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    Mama_Knowles @Mama_Knowles

    Oh, or maybe the Family reuion dress? Nicole mad a fab one out of silk dupioni for her youngest and it was drop down gorgous!

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    Nicole @motherof5

    You are a sweetheart Sharon-I forgot about that one!

    The Apple Picking made up nicely in silk too.

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    Sarvi @Sarvi

    Birthday party in silk with big bow:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/22395843@N08/5415995712/in/pool-694451@N21/

    Tea party with added ruffle:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/26756583@N08/3718531811/in/pool-694451@N21/

    A different fabric, or different detail, can make almost any dress look quite different.

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    corlee @corlee

    todd, any chance that the bubble dress will be made in digital format???? 🙂

    thanks for the suggestions. i think the more i look at the flickr images of the bubble dress, the more wedded (haha) i become to it. the silhouette is just darling and has the right proportion of fitted to poof. i may try my hand with the music box with a gathered skirt but i really can’t shake the bubble out of my mind.

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    emstone @emstone

    You might try Pieces and Patches in Lexington, SC. I am almost positive that they had at least one of these still in stock the last time I was there. I snagged one there about a year ago. Their phone number is 803-359-3442. Hope this helps.

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    corlee @corlee

    HUGE SHOUT-OUT to emstone!!!!! i called and they did happy. i think i might have caused an eardrum to pop with my squealing because they unbelievably had it! so thank you thank you thank you. it feels like christmas come early!

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    Mama_Knowles @Mama_Knowles

    Yippy! How wonderful!!

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    emstone @emstone

    corlee I am so happy that you were able to find the pattern. They had a few of the harder to find OOP patterns stuck in the back of their shop and after I had scooped up a few I knew that others would want them as well. I love this dress pattern and I hope you enjoy sewing it as much as I do.

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