Bubblegum Dresses and My First Attempt at Color Blocking

Going for a walk to try out the new dresses.
Going for a walk to try out the new dresses.


My name is Kyra and I’m a computer programmer that decided to stay at home with my two beautiful daughters: Ada and Zoey. I created this website to share with you anything I come across in my day to day life that I think you may enjoy.

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  1. April 12, 2018

    […] bias tape. I had already bought some bias tape makers through Amazon and had used it to make black cotton bias tape for our bubblegum dresses, but I wasn’t sure if making it out of chiffon would be possible. I tried to look up chiffon […]

  2. April 21, 2018

    […] tried. I’d sewn some of their other patterns already for the kids (Peppermint Swirl Dresses, Bubblegum Dresses, and Upcycled Construction Truck Shirt), but hadn’t gotten to me yet. I love how every step […]

  3. April 21, 2018

    […] I printed and cut out the pattern for Ada’s bubblegum wrap dress for the 9th week of the 52 Week Sewing Challenge I was forced to wait until the next day before I […]

  4. May 11, 2018

    […] before. When it came to the bias tape I used a cotton woven tape I had on hand from making the girls’ bubblegum dresses as it was similar enough to the muslin fabric. It worked great as the places that needed bias tape […]

  5. May 22, 2018

    […] over knit fabrics check out my previous posts about Candy Castle Patterns woven patterns with my bubblegum wrap and peppermint swirl dress sews. I’ve also extended some jeans using woven fabric […]

  6. October 3, 2018

    […] so you can add the seam allowance to the edges you need to sew together. I did something similar on my woven vehicle-themed bubblegum dress if you’re interested though normally I do it on the fly like […]

  7. December 31, 2018

    […] I missed week one although all was not lost as each quarter of the challenge had a catch up thread you can use if you missed a week or more. The Candy Castle Patterns group had a sewalong to make their bubblegum dress during week 10 and so I used some soft train flannel remnants from Joann’s Fabrics to try out the pattern for Zoey before color-blocking Ada’s. This dress is still Zoey’s favorite although I don’t know if it’s the style of the dress or just what fabric I used to sew it. The dress is included in my blog post detailing Ada’s color blocked version from week 10. […]

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