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« on: August 09, 2006 12:29:45 PM »

I wanted a dress for my daughter to wear to a preschool open house.  So, last night I raided my fabric box and found a fat quarter of cute carnival fabric and some leftover yellow polka dot scraps from a wrap dress I made for a swap.  I played around with the fabric sizes until I could come up with a design that used what I had...  I ended up making this little halter dress.  I'm in love with it!  Thankfully, I made myself a pattern as I went along, so now I can make another one, or two, or more!  She was a hit at the open house  Grin. What do you think?

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« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2006 12:34:20 PM »

A-dorable!

The dress and the girl!
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« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2006 12:41:09 PM »

that is beautiful....and so is your daughter. any chance of posting a tut?Huh
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« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2006 02:59:30 PM »

awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww www! I heart it!
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« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2006 09:16:19 PM »

aw so cute.. where did you get the pattern?!
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« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2006 09:21:35 PM »

sooooo cute!  thats a great dress, and your daughter is so pretty.  (i wish mine would grow some hair. /cries)
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« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2006 10:00:03 PM »

very cute , i lov that circus fabric , i want some
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« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2006 07:21:27 AM »

that is the most adorable dress/toddler!
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« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2006 01:08:27 PM »

Thanks!  I didn't use a pattern.  I just made it up as i went along, using one of her summer dresses as a bit of a guide for size.  It was beyond easy.  The top is 4 triangles with straps extending from the top (more or less), sewn together inside out and then reversed.  They overlap and are sewn onto the front skirt.  The front and back skirt are 2 A-line shaped pieces.  The back has elastic.  Then, lastly, I stuck the ruffle on.  Total time, about an hour.
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« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2006 02:25:11 PM »

What a sweet pea!  The dress and your little girl are adorable!
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