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« on: February 10, 2007 07:52:48 PM »


As soon as I saw this in the thrift store, I knew its destiny...







I am so lucky she's too young to stop me from dressing her  Cheesy

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quickie tute:

My pattern is from a pre-existing dress.  Fold tee in half and cut to make two panels, front and back. 



For this you will want a little extra on the sides to sew seams, but not the arms, neck, and hem.
Cut a couple of strips to use as waist ties, if you like.
Separate panels and cut a slightly lower neckline in front panel, if wanted. 
Shape top ties into points for tying (although they were a bugger to edge).



Sew sides of front and back panels together (and ties).
To edge the neckyokes, ties, armholes, and bottom hem, use a wide but tight zigzag stitch.  Let needle zag off the edge of seam while stretching fabric.


(I would of been pulling on the back of the fabric also, but I needed a hand for the picture taking)

More stretch = more ruffles
Place dress on child and offer chocolate if she smiles for the camera. 
When she sticks her tongue out, give her chocolate anyway.

Easy, easy, easy.  Any questions?
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« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2007 08:25:43 PM »

Your the coolest and sweetest mommy ever!! Grin This will be one of those "oh Mom  Roll Eyes" pictures when she's older. Love the creativity and the ruffles, great job.
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« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2007 08:33:37 PM »

Your daughter is absolutely adorable!

Also, I love the original shirt.  It looks even better on your little girl.
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« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2007 08:55:32 PM »

good choice on the shirt i LOVE Bob Marley and the dress looks great!!
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« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2007 09:22:10 PM »

Haha! I LOVE it! When I saw the first picture I had no idea what was going to come, but that little dress is so much better than anything I could have imagined!

I too LOVE the ruffled edges.

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« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2007 09:40:05 PM »

Thank-you!  My daughter loves Marley, loves to dance.  I'm taking my kid on a round of music festivals this summer so this little number will get lots of wear (and tie-dye doesn't show the dirt).  (As if I'd care anyway, but its a little bonus).

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« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2007 11:15:05 PM »

I love Bob Marley. You are the coolest mom, your daughter's little dress is so cool. I have question though, how did you make the edges of the dress curl up like that? You did a really great job. It's so cute!
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« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2007 03:30:44 AM »

totally gorgeous!! I LOVE this dress and the ruffled edges and your daughter is too cute Grin I wish I knew a little girl to sew for.
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« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2007 04:17:40 AM »

aww the dress is so cute, and so is your daughter!!Id love to sew for little ones Smiley I may make a little dress for my boyfriends niece, shes a few months old and is so cute ^_^
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« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2007 04:43:41 AM »

thats so cute!!! I too would love to know how you got the edges to ruffle like that!! It looks like maybe its surged??
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« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2007 06:49:28 AM »

Vegbee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is awesome!!!!!!!!!!! Cheesy I am loving that shirt. Cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2007 09:39:45 AM »

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I have question though, how did you make the edges of the dress curl up like that?
with knit material, if you zigzag along the edge (the needle actually off the edge of the material on the zag) while stretching the knit it makes a nice curly edge.  the more you stretch, the curlier it is.  My new favorite techique.

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dresses are too much fun, no one should be denied.  Maybe go ahead and make some, have some fun, and then donate them to a women's shelter or a charity silent auction?  (Probably an easier way to sew for a little one than the way I did it!  Cheesy)

Diannab, multiple exclaimation points?  You make me blush! (!!!!)  Grin



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« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2007 09:46:28 AM »

this is so cute! you are a wonderfull mommie! i would be so proud to wear that if i was your kid...
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« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2007 11:38:00 AM »

Once again, your model is adorable! And, I just LOVE this little dress! Thanks for telling us how to make the edges ruffle- I have a birthday party (2 sisters) to go to next week and I might have to look for a couple of cool shirts to turn into little dresses!  What size T-shirt did you start with? One of the girls wears a size 6 and the other wears a size 8, so I might have to add on to the length, but I still think I could pull it off!

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« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2007 12:08:48 PM »

Thanks spirals420, craftADDchick

My daughter is a size two and I think the shirt was probably an adult large.  For larger sizes you could find a xxl or use two tees or alter the design.

I did take some pictures of what I was doing for another purpose, but you want I can put together a mini-tute a little later today.  Yes?
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« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2007 12:29:21 PM »

What a lucky little girl! That is awesome! Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: February 11, 2007 12:32:15 PM »

Thanks spirals420, craftADDchick

My daughter is a size two and I think the shirt was probably an adult large.  For larger sizes you could find a xxl or use two tees or alter the design.

I did take some pictures of what I was doing for another purpose, but you want I can put together a mini-tute a little later today.  Yes?
Thanks! Cheesy A mini-tute would be awesome (if you have time)! I think I understand what you did, but pictures would help in a major way.

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« Reply #17 on: February 11, 2007 12:42:07 PM »

that's so cute! i love it, and i also think tie-dye for kids is awesome, b/c like you said, it doesn't really show the dirt! what a lucky little girlie!
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« Reply #18 on: February 11, 2007 12:52:38 PM »

I'm speechless.  This is the coolest thing I've seen.  I can't even begin to tell you how absolutely fantastic I think this is.  Did you have a hard time turning it into a dress?  It doesn't seem like it would be to difficult.  Bob is my daughter's "favorite"  (she's 2)  Great job on it, she looks incredible.
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Very cute.. she's lucky to have such a hip mommy
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« Reply #20 on: February 11, 2007 02:38:50 PM »

that is so cute!
I can't wait to see the tute!
(rhyming unintentional)
and what a sweet little model you have there, too.
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« Reply #21 on: February 11, 2007 03:03:22 PM »

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I can't wait to see the tute!
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too bad  Cheesy
and thank you

'kay, mini tute now up on first page (hope its clear?!)
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« Reply #22 on: February 11, 2007 03:59:57 PM »

I love your little girl! She is the most adorable thing.

She's so cute in the dress!
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« Reply #23 on: February 11, 2007 04:08:46 PM »

Right on. That's hella cute.
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« Reply #24 on: February 11, 2007 06:18:39 PM »

Man your awsomeeee!!.... belive me when she grows old and sees this .. she's gonna think man my mom is cool  Grin

I want a babyyyyyyyyyy!!!!  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #25 on: February 11, 2007 06:38:53 PM »

She is adorable!  The edges really top off the dress nicely:)
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« Reply #26 on: February 11, 2007 06:50:02 PM »

wow, this dress turned out ABSOLUTELY adorable!!!
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« Reply #27 on: February 15, 2007 10:36:43 AM »

you've got a little model on your hands.
i love this dress, i wish my mom would have dressed me like that when i was young. Grin
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oh my!! how awesome! what an adorable girl!! 
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« Reply #29 on: March 30, 2007 05:05:46 PM »

That is the best dress ever. Who doesn't love tie dye or bob marley. It really fits her well. Nice job.
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« Reply #30 on: March 31, 2007 08:40:58 PM »

That is GREAT!!

Thanks for showing how to do the ruffling like that... a friend of mine was wondering how to do that to dress up a few of her girls' shirts... Now I can tell her!
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« Reply #31 on: March 31, 2007 08:49:02 PM »

darling  recon!!! fantastic and  well,  she  is  perfect! 
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« Reply #32 on: April 03, 2007 01:34:35 PM »

What a great dress-thanks for the info on ruffling. You could really make these and sell them. I'm pressing this rocks!!!
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« Reply #33 on: April 03, 2007 02:54:35 PM »

Aww, you're such a cool mum! I love the bright colours, and the way it ruffles around the edges. Your daughter is adorable, too Smiley
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« Reply #34 on: April 03, 2007 03:05:07 PM »

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« Reply #35 on: April 03, 2007 04:52:25 PM »

Another great one! And thanks for the explanation of the edging - my first thought was, "Neat edging! How'd she do it?" and then I scrolled further down, and you explained it. Yay!
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« Reply #36 on: April 03, 2007 08:08:24 PM »

That rocks.  You are probably the coolest mom in the entire world. 
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« Reply #37 on: May 31, 2007 12:45:43 PM »

I have tried 3 dresses now with our "old" Tshirts and love it!! Thank you so much for the tute!
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« Reply #38 on: May 31, 2007 01:13:46 PM »

Your welcome GoOzzieGo.  I like telling people what to do  Cheesy
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« Reply #39 on: June 07, 2007 10:39:59 AM »

I love your tute!  I can't wait to try this!!
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« Reply #40 on: August 08, 2007 05:53:32 PM »

Way cute!!
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A beautiful piece of work!! I just wish I had a shirt that fantastic to make this with...LOL
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Your daughter's gonna look back at her childhood photos and say, "Holy crap, I had some sweet clothes!"
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