Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Rainbow Peasant Dress with a Bubble Ruffle

Craftiments:  Rainbow peasant dress with a bubble ruffle

Last week I blogged about the rainbow dress that I made for my older daughter. I had about half a yard of fabric left over, and not wanting to leave Miss Imp out of the rainbow fun, I made a coordinating dress for her to wear on St. Patrick's Day.  

My options were limited because I had a small piece of fabric to work with.  So I settled on making a simple peasant dress with a ruffle hem.  Then out of nowhere, the phrase "floating on cloud nine" popped into my head and I was inspired to make the ruffle look like a fluffy cloud.  After brainstorming a bit, I decided that constructing the ruffle like a bubble skirt would be the best way to accomplish this.

front view of dress
side view of dress

Here is a closer look at the bubble ruffle....

Craftiments:  Bubble ruffle

And a shot from below showing how the ruffle was constructed....

Craftiments:  Underside of bubble ruffle

Miss Imp is thrilled to have a rainbow dress like her big sister.  I guess you can say that she is floating on cloud nine!

side of dress


  1. I love this dress! The bubble really looks like cloud! How lovely!

  2. This is really fantastic! I love the bubble it really makes the dress.

  3. So stinkin' cute! Your little girl looks like a willing model, too! That's a sure sign of a job well done :)

    I'd be thrilled if you'd link up at this week's Off the Hook!

  4. Adorable little girl and cute dress. You must be proud.

    Stopping by from the Adorned from Above blog hop. Looking forward to more inspiring posts.


  5. How fun! What a fun idea for a little girl! :)

  6. Hi Kirstin,
    I found you on the Craft-O-Maniac Party. I'm your newest follower via G+. I would love for you stop by and check out my blog Fluster Buster I also host a party at 6pm on Tuesday's Fluster's Creative Muster and would be thrilled if you linked up this post.

    Hugs, Smiles and Blessings,


  7. I love love this for a rainbow party!!! I hope you visit my blog and link- http://atozebracelebrations.com/2013/03/link-party-10.html

  8. This is such an adorable dress! I love a bubble dress - and this one is super cute!

  9. Beyond adorable, really sweet! Thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday!

  10. Featuring you today! :) Thank you so much for linking up to {wow me} wednesday!

    Ginger @ GingerSnapCrafts.com


  11. This is SO sweet! Have you linked it up to Make It Wear It Thursday yet today? I hope you do! http://thetraintocrazy.com

  12. This is darling! I love peasant dresses on little girls. You can do so much with them.

  13. Hello, I'm visiting from the hop. This is the cutest little dress. It's truly adorable. I love to sew and create with fabric too. I'm also your new follower. I hope you will visit my blog and hopefully want to follow back. I love making new friends.

  14. Interesting dress. I really like it. Looks planned rather than left over fabric. Visiting from Paula's blog hop.

  15. Adorable dress! I love the bubble ruffle! Thanks for sharing @ Submarine Sunday!

    Navy Wifey Peters

  16. I have a granddaughter that would look cute in this dress.
    Thank You for sharing this with Show Your Stuff.

  17. Adorable model :) I love how colorful this dress is! Thanks for sharing this at The Weekly Creative.

    Shannon @ Sewing Barefoot

  18. Adorable! Featured this tonight at MOnday Funday!

  19. Supper sweet! I think any little girl would absolutely love this dress. Thank you so much for sharing at our link party!