Hot Air Balloon Dress

I have always had a fascination with Hot Air Balloons, in fact, it is one of the many things on my Bucket List. A Hot Air Balloon Ride.

While I was coming up with ideas for the Scrap Your Stash challenge over at Living with Punks, I started making a scrappy bodice…and everything else kind of flowed from there…

After all, I think the number one use for scraps tends to be interfaced pieces. And why not Hot Air Balloons? They are so fun and whimsical!

With a little inspiration from Shwin & Shwin’s Painting the Roses Red tutorial, I grabbed a fabric marker and decided to make my own cloud skirt! I am not a great artist, but a little free-flowing cloud couldn’t be that hard…right?

I love the way this came out, and I think you will too!

For your free tutorial to make the Hot Air Balloon Dress, click HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by everyone, and until next time…

Happy Sewing!

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Jess Abbott the Sewing Rabbit is the founder and creative director behind the me sew crazy blog, as well as, 5 & 10 Designs, GNO Events, and co-editor of STYLO. She resides in Virginia Beach with her husband and 3 children.
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  1. says

    This is gorgeous! My aim over the summer is to use up as many scraps as I can, so I think I will have to try one of these for my 4yr old. Thanks for sharing Jessica!

  2. says

    L.O.V.E. I have a thing with ballons too! my best b-day gift ever, was a hotair balloon ride–my mother and I used to “chase” them when I was little so I feel very sentimental about them. This tutorial will be popular!

  3. says

    okay, i think i say this about most of what you make–but this is SERIOUSLY my favorite thing ever.
    simply adorable!!!! bookmarking now…expect to see them done in the googiemomma version sometime soon!!!

  4. says

    This is SERIOUSLY cute! I’ve just decided that since I don’t have kids yet, I’m going to make a grown-up version for myself!

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