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1  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / A couple dresses for my daughter on: March 19, 2008 06:43:37 AM
I made my oldest daughter a couple dresses this last week. I'm just getting in to sewing again. I'm FAR from experienced. But I really enjoy making things so this is what I came up with.

The first one will be her Easter Dress. It's from New Look 6613, although I modified it to make it have a back bodice instead of a halter top. Also I lined the entire dress to make it a little sturdier. By making a back bodice it made it difficult to get over her head so I made buttonholes to undo the straps. I'd never done those before but it was really fun.

This second dress didn't turn out the way I wanted. She picked the fabric and I made the skirt longer because she is so tall. But I didn't measure her and actually made the neck and back way to big. So I had to improvise and add elastic around the neck to make it fit. I actually prefer it like that though, it looks like it was supposed to go that way. She loves it so I can't complain. Oh it was New Look 6392.

Don't mind the wrinkles. I just dried it and only did a half hearted ironing job before our photo shoot.

Thanks for looking.
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Need help to install a zipper. on: March 13, 2008 03:46:03 PM
I just finished making my daughter a dress and it's a little hard to get on. It fits rather loosely once it's finally on. So now I thought I'd like to put in a zipper to make it easier to get on. I've got a 12 in zipper that would match as well. I've never done a zipper so I called the MIL for advice and she said unless I had already allowed for room then I can't put a zipper in. I didn't realize that. I thought I could just cut the dress. Is she right and I'm just SOL? IF it is possible to still put one in please let me know how? Thanks
3  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions / Need help finding a pattern on: March 06, 2008 12:24:37 PM
I would like to make some cute dresses like this: http://www.landsend.com/pp/CapsleeveJerseyDress~137983_1187.html?bcc=y&action=order_more&sku_0=::VLQ&CM_MERCH=IDX_00004__0000000420&origin=index

but can't seem to find a pattern for them. Can anyone lead me in a good direction on finding these HTF patterns?
4  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions / How to get multiple sizes from the pattern on: March 04, 2008 05:04:50 PM
I just bought a pattern for several different dresses and also it has sizes 3-8. I have a child who is a size 6 and one who is a 4. I want to use both sizes, but later I might want to use the 7....you know next year.

So what is the secret to getting all the sizes out of the brown tissue paper? I am stingy and don't want to buy a new pattern every time I change sizes.

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