It has been a long time since I did a bubble. I forgot how cute they can be on little ones just learning to walk!
A couple in Orlando was having their first child, a girl named Nora. Since I work with the new dad, I wanted to give them a little gift from my department in Alabama. Two ladies, both with baby girls for whom I made dresses for work with Tom (the new dad). In order to provide a little variety in the office (as far as baby clothes go), the idea of a bubble popped into my mind.
I bought my “go to” fabric, satin batiste in pink but did not have a clue what to embroider on it.
One of Tom’s co-workers said there was a giraffe in the nursery so when I found this one from Wendy Schoen, I knew it would be perfect. Now the idea of doing a rust brown giraffe on pink fabric gave me a headache. After talking with my friends at The Sewing Room, we decided on doing the giraffe using different shades of gray. I was doubtful at first, but it turned out great!
The pattern I used is called Pleated Bubble by Michie Mooney. I did not follow the directions for the placket because I do not like the raw edge that is left. Instead, I cut the back piece without the extra placket part and then used the directions from Chery Williams Bishop Bubble pattern. I used the elastic loops and shank mother of pearl buttons for the back closure.
Here is the finished product.
If you have any questions or comments about anything I have made, please let me know.