A new baby should be a cause for great joy and celebration, especially when that baby is of the fur variety! Meet Django, a Hungarian Vizsla! Before meeting our friends’ new pup for the first time, dear daughter insisted on using her pocket money to buy him a toy. And while this rope of tasteful, plastic sausages certainly seemed to delight him, Django seemed equally enticed by the dangly hems of our dresses which he kept jumping up to bite. And there’s a lot of hem to bite on a Bubble Dress!
This is my second attempt at Akiko Mano’s cover pattern, made exactly a year after the first. I decided to lengthen the size 8 by a whole 7cm (no change to the width) which required a lot more fabric for the tent-like pattern. Would you believe this dress needed 3 metres, with nothing but some triangular scraps left over?! But at £3.50 a metre (from Rolls and Rems) for a cool seersucker in colours of flowers and pistachio ice-cream, it’s a bargain I think!