Bubble Blowing Skirt and Top GIVEAWAY!!!! CLOSED.

May 13, 2009

I made this outfit on the spur of the moment. It was a sort of fly by the seat of your pants idea. I went to bed the night before and decided that the next day I would sew.

So often, I get the steam to go out and purchase fabric but fall flat when I get home and the kids are racing around our tiny living space. But today I was determined and so I didn't waste any time checking my email when I got home. Instead I whipped out my scissors and began cutting willy nilly.

The top is reminiscent of many Anthropologie tanks I've seen recently with buttons cinching the front.

When I found the candy striped fabric for the top I knew it was perfect for a matching solid multi-stripe skirt.
Originally, I got the idea for the skirt from a fellow sewing blogger....Katie Rich. She takes sweet photographs of her daughters in homemade frocks as well! When I found the striped fabric I knew that would be the direction I was going.

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The color scheme really reminds me of Orla Keily's collection from one or two years ago. Very punchy but retro.

The top has a boatneck collar and cinches at the front with two straps and two navy black buttons. The sleeves and the body are not sewn together but one whole piece, making this top really easy to sew.

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The bubble blower is from Gymboree and if you've never bought or used one of their bubble blowers before you must give it chance!

It creates dozens and dozens of bubbles in one breath and the solution is so strong that I've gone to bed and woke the next morning to see that they had survived the night on the floor.

You may not be able to tell from the photos but I am finally able to put braids in Lily's hair. It has always been very wispy and short despite the fact that I've never cut it. Now, it's getting really long and I couldn't be more happy! She looks older every day. My sister visited last week and was able to put a french braid in the back of her hair, something that could never be done before.

I also wanted to let people know that if you would like to enter my contests and do not have a blog, you may also link to the post through your facebook, myspace or twitter account. If you do this please leave me a comment directing me to the link.

I liked the idea of blowing bubbles in this outfit. It reminded me of a carnival. Fun and bright but not too florescent.

If I had the chance I would have taken Lily to Knobels Grove (a small local amusement park) and taken some photos. Although, that would have set back this post until next week. Perhaps another day, another dress.

I would say this outfit would fit a 2T-4T.

As usual, if you would like a chance to win this skirt and top just link back to this post. If you have any questions see the "questions and answers" link to the right. If you use blogger just use the "create a link" link at the bottom of this post. If you don't use blogger, that's fine too. Just create a link on your page as you normally would and I will see it using Technorati.

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46 {comments}:

jennie said... Best Blogger Tips


Those are some really fun colors. Would be stunning on my strawberry blonde, Teagen!

linking now...

Melissa said... Best Blogger Tips

so cute!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Gorgeous! Very glad I found your site!

Artfulife said... Best Blogger Tips

Maybe this time I will get lucky and win this for my little Zoe. It's super cute!

dana said... Best Blogger Tips

Yes, I saw Katie's skirt and fell in love.
And funny, but I was thinking last night about making a boat neck shirt for my little one out of cotton (rather than knit) and couldn't put my head around it. Now looking at yours, I'm inspired! (and can visualize it)
Cute, beautiful stuff as always.

ringmaster said... Best Blogger Tips

love the colors! miss p would look so cute in this

Snicky Peppermint said... Best Blogger Tips

I love it its so cute :) i linked!

Little Chirpy Bird said... Best Blogger Tips

How cute!!! Fun and modern... so special for a little girl! Here's my twitter link:

Trudy said... Best Blogger Tips

What a fun skirt. I love the bright colors.


military76brat said... Best Blogger Tips

I linked!!!!

zime said... Best Blogger Tips

OHHHHHHHHHHHHH I love them... so cute!!!! Love the colors

Krista said... Best Blogger Tips

Best shirt I've seen in a very long time. LOVE IT!

Casey said... Best Blogger Tips

love it!

Myshell said... Best Blogger Tips

how fun...and just in time for summer! linkin' you up....

joolee said... Best Blogger Tips

just darling! my daughter Celia would NEVER take it off if I won...you and Katie are such inspiration!!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Although it wouldn't fit her for a little while, I would love to have this for my own Lily!

JEWELGIRL said... Best Blogger Tips

My plaid loving daughter would adore

go boo boo said... Best Blogger Tips

darling. very talented.

Lois said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Kathleen!
What a pretty set!
You are such a talented sewer.
Thanks for sharing and giving all your readers a chance to win.
Have a good weekend.
P.S. I have posted a link.

Kara said... Best Blogger Tips

What a sweet outfit! I love the colors. It makes me want to go outside and play with my kids in the play yard for some reason... strange... I know

zobars said... Best Blogger Tips

who wouldn't love to win a colorful skirt like that. Glad to have found your blog and meeting another supertalented mama

Tammy On the Go said... Best Blogger Tips

just perfect for my Elizabeth, I have created a link to get my girl in bubbles!

NEEDLEWINGS said... Best Blogger Tips

What an awesome but simple(and simply cute) outfit! I've added my link for a lucky little girl :) I shall be giving away something very soon with my 100th post!

Terri said... Best Blogger Tips

Would you consider a tutorial for the top? I'd buy it, if you posted one for sale - I'd love to make a couple of those in various sizes for different people.

AnnMarie Brown said... Best Blogger Tips

This would look so adorable on my sweet Shaylin!

linking now!

Sweetpea4kids said... Best Blogger Tips

Thats gorgeous. Shame i dont have a little girl for it

saramariewright said... Best Blogger Tips

Love it!

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said... Best Blogger Tips

What an adorable outfit for a little girl!

Erica said... Best Blogger Tips

This is adorable and I love the colors. So perfect for summer!

Erica said... Best Blogger Tips

I posted your link on my blog and Twitter account.


janil said... Best Blogger Tips

So lovely!!!!!!

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MOMFOREVERANDEVER said... Best Blogger Tips

very cute

April said... Best Blogger Tips

so cute! would be so cute on my curly headed 2 year old

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

That outfit is simply adorable and would look wonderful on my neice! Thanks so much for the contest!


B-b-b-etty said... Best Blogger Tips

oh so cute! my niece would look supercute in this. i'm in this giveaway too!

Susan said... Best Blogger Tips

that outfit is do cute! it would look so nice on my daughter!@

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank heaven for little girls! this is so my style, great work. THANKS!




Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

What a great outfit! So summery and fun! What great outrageous colors!!


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mommyjen99 said... Best Blogger Tips

You are so talented!
Linked your contest to my blog

Heather said... Best Blogger Tips

Adorable and perfect for BG's bday party!!

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Amy said... Best Blogger Tips

I LOVE THIS! so cute! I posted it on my blog!

Holly said... Best Blogger Tips

I've posted, and I hope I'm not too late to win! My three year old would be just stunning in this.

Angie said... Best Blogger Tips

So cute!

Carolyn said... Best Blogger Tips

Love, love, love this outfit!

Can you PLEASE share the pattern for the top? I was inspired and just tried making one, but it turned out horribly, haha!

Mama Lusco said... Best Blogger Tips

Daring! I'm linked :)

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