I wanted to kick off Madeline’s Spring Collection with a bang, as I already know I will have interruptions this week with some other posts that were previously planned to be featured (but don’t worry, they are really, really good interruptions! I promise – lol). This dress was by far one of my favorites, part because of its ease factor, and part because of how cute and comfy it turned out!

I used a T-shirt that I already had on hand for the top, or onesie in this case, and added the attaching bubble skirt to the bottom. What makes this different than every other bubble dress you have seen out there? The adorable pop-up ruffle waist!

I almost stopped there, but decided it just wasn’t ‘finished’ without the tie sash waist belt. The belt is not attached, at least not for now, I might change my mind on that :).

For your free tutorial to make the Bubble Ruffle Dress, click HERE.

If you know what fabric the bottom of this dress was made of, let me know! I am traveling this week and can’t seem to recall…but it was so fabulous and bright, I would love to keep you informed! Just in case you love it as much as I do :).

  • Thanks to a wonderful follower, I now know the fabric designer is Dena Designs, for Free Spirit, from the Kumari Garden collection! Thank you again for the help!!!

But the dress gets better…because later on this week I will show you how to make a matching sun hat! The more I looked at the finished dress, the more I just knew it needed a matching hat…

Gotta keep the kiddos protected after all!

What else is in this fabulous collection you ask?

All sorts of fabulousness!!!

Happy Sewing :)

A Limited Commercial License is available for purchase for the Bubble Ruffle Dress, click below for more details…