Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Mouse Character Inspired Toddler Classic Red and Black Bubble

Well, since I talked about the Mouse Character Inspired Polka Dot Cross Back Dress, I decided to wrap up the posts about our family vacation outfits with this little gem! I wanted something playful for my outfit, and it took some hashing out of several ideas before I finally came up with one of my favorite designs. I knew I wanted red shorts, but I wanted to incorporate buttons into it. I didn't want to just sew them onto the front in the middle of nowhere like they're placed as a cop-out design choice. I also wanted to keep the top part of the outfit black, but I wanted to somehow include other colors of white and yellow. It had to be a bubble, just because it had to be, there was no other option in my mind!

Multiple draft ideas
I kept coming up with different ideas that I liked but didn't necessarily work together well enough to keep. The first design looked too similar to the Cinderella Princess Inspired Blue Bubble with Pelplum, so that one was tossed pretty quickly. So then the objective was to make it look distinctive. I added side ties and a gathered cuff instead of the side tabs and elastic shorts seen in the first one. As you can see, I still had the buttons hanging out in the middle of nowhere, so I had to address that somehow.
My other designs worked, but they didn't sing to me. The front button down idea didn't sit well with me because then it wouldn't look right with so many buttons distracting you up top. There had to be a solution, so I basically combined all of them together!

The solution was as simple as adding a waistband that buttoned at the front with two tabs. It's functional and cute, so I'm quite proud of my design! The sides are open and are adorned with crisp white bows  that pop so well against the black and red. They were my way of incorporating other colors without it being too ridiculous. I had initially written the cuffs in as yellow on one of the designs, but that would have taken the outfit too cartoon-y. Not how I roll.
I love it when my precious little princesses send me pictures wearing Papoose Clothing! I absolutely love to see what they're doing and how they wear it! These are just two of my favorite fan pictures!
Look at that sweet smile and those fabulous accessories!

The collared shirt underneath is too cute!

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