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sizes: 0-3m - 14y
Are you ready to get creative?
This pattern was designed to be a blank canvas for your creativity. It is a basic shape that allows for a variety of embellishments and the use of your prettiest trims.
Or use very bright and colorful fabrics that are a statement on their own.
The dress falls approximately to or just below the knee, offering a slender A-line silhouette with playful ties that lace on the side.
Because the bodice consists of multiple pieces in a fun wrap style, you can choose to use different matching or contrasting fabrics for the pattern pieces.
You can choose to create a hemmed dress with a lining, or go all out and use bias tape all around. This gives your dress that extra contrast to really make it stand out.
The true wrap bodice will make your dress last longer, as it can be tied a bit looser to or tighter to accommodate for growth.
Recommended materials for this dress: woven or knit; mix and match fabrics to your imagination!
This dress can be made in woven fabric such as quilter’s cotton, corduroy, lightweight denim, but it also offers so much comfort when made in knit fabric, such as interlock, jersey, or even fleece for a cute fall dress.
Not sure how bias tape works? In this pattern, I will teach you the traditional, beautiful, fool-proof way to attach bias tape to any edge.
This pattern carries all sizes from 0-3m through 14y and offers various options so you can make a different dress every time.
This dress looks great layered over a long-sleeved tee for colder weather!
This dress can be made both in knit and in woven fabric!
We also offer various PDF add-ons for this pattern, which will turn your Bubblegum Dress into a completely different creation!
Try out the Bubblegum Swing Dress Add-On with a gathered, full skirt with contrast band!
Or perhaps you would rather like to sew your Bubblegum Dress sleeveless, or with a tiered and/or ruffled maxi skirt? The Bubblegum Parade Maxi Dress / Sleeveless Add-On is perfect for summer! Check out all the add-ons for this pattern here. We release new add-ons often, so keep an eye on this page!
This download contains:
1. Your PDF Pattern, with instructions and printable pattern pieces that can be printed on your home printer.
2. An A0 copyshop file (poster size). You can use this to have your pattern professionally printed at a copyshop.
3. A layered projector file. You can use this file if you own a digital projector that can project the pattern pieces on a flat surface (i.e. directly onto the fabric).
Seam allowances are already included in this pattern. This pattern is a beginner's pattern and is easy to follow. It offers great step-by-step instructions. However, would you get stuck, I'm just an email away to help you out!
This pdf pattern contains layers. PDF Layers allow you to turn on and off pattern pieces, grouped per size. This way, you can choose to print one or more sizes you want to print, instead of having to print them all by default.
This is a DIGITAL file that you print at home, not a finished item or a paper pattern. This pattern is for personal use only and may not be shared or forwarded with anyone else.
Shelley: "The Bubblegum was my first dress. I choose this pattern because I have always loved the wrap around style plus it's adjustable and can grow with her. As I was looking for a pattern, I came across the Bubblegum pattern and I kept going back to it. I liked the fact it had so many add-on's to change the look. I was a little scared since this would be my first dress, but as soon as I read the instructions, the encouraging words of Candy Castle gave me confidence. When I started the dress I knew it was going to go smoothly. I love the bias tape option, which is another way to make it unique. Thank you Candy Castle I learned so much! Your pattern was well written and flowed easily."