Hi, I’m Holly! I work at Connecting Threads’ sister company Knit Picks. Thought I mostly knit these days, I’ve been sewing since I was 6. My grandmother was a garment worker and there was nothing I loved more than to sit at the sewing machine with her and sew my own clothes. I now have two young daughters (ages 1 and 2-busy times!), and I love sewing clothing for them even more than for myself. So when Connecting Threads started carrying gorgeous Mammoth Flannels, I knew I wanted to make my older daughter, Penny, an Oliver & S Bubble Dress. I just got finished sewing it. What do you think? Made in Striped Tweed Flannel (color: Flame, item number: 7683), I think it turned out so soft and cozy.
Released a few years ago, this bubble dress pattern has become an absolute classic. I’ve sewn this pattern before, and let me tell you, it’s an absolute joy. It has very few pattern pieces, comes together quickly, and results in the cutest dress ever (you can see so many people’s versions here)! I highly recommend The Bubble Dress to new sewers and seasoned clothing makers alike. It creates such a cute silhouette for a small person (and comes in 2 download sizes – Birth to 24 Months and 2T-5). Surely you have a daughter, a niece, or a grandchild in need of a tiny bubble!
We’re going through a monkey phase right now. Both my daughters, Penny and Lulu, love monkeys, so I knitted them a sock monkey sweater (you can find details here) and used the bubble dress to complete the outfit. I know the flannel will be a big hit because, especially if you live in a cold or damp climate, this fabric will make your child feel like they’re in pajamas (or as Penny would say, “Tajamas”) all day long. Wouldn’t that be nice for all of us?
Pick up this pattern and a yard or two of Mammoth Flannel and trust me, you’ll make a dress that a little girl in your life will never, ever want to take off. Or use a cute quilting cotton to make a very sweet version for Spring!
You can find more about me an my family here. Thanks for having me, Connecting Threads!