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Topic: Mother! A tee to wee dress tutorial  (Read 37561 times)
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« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2007 09:02:50 AM »

This is too awesome!

And now I know how to do gathered shirring, too. Thanks!
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« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2007 09:07:41 AM »

By the way-I pressed "this rocks" Grin
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« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2007 05:34:28 PM »

Fantastic tutorial, thanks for spelling it out for us design impaired!  I'm hoping to do a bit of sewing tomorrow, if I can put my paintbrush down.  Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2007 11:17:59 AM »

Totally aweseome...your daughter has a cool wardrobe Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2007 12:27:05 PM »

I'm not getting what I'm seeing w/the sleeves... do you gather them before putting them onto the bodice or Huh

Love the rest of it!  I've still got this funky school shirt of DD's I'm hoping to chop up & recon into a dress at some point.  Hmmmm..... 

This would also be cute if you cut a yoke for the back as well and used contrasting fabric for the skirt front/back.  Empire waist style.   Grin
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« Reply #15 on: April 21, 2007 09:23:02 PM »

This is AWESOME!  I bet his tears dried up fast when he saw that adorable little one in her new dress  Wink
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« Reply #16 on: April 21, 2007 09:39:15 PM »

ohhhh vegbee!!! you have done it again!! TEACH ME YOUR WAYS!!!
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« Reply #17 on: April 22, 2007 10:22:55 AM »

This is amazing! I have a question tho..where did you get colored elastic thread?  Huh every store around here only has white...
thanks  Grin
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« Reply #18 on: April 23, 2007 10:01:04 PM »

Eek!  I'm almost done with mine, started it yesterday late, so I should be able to post tommorrow!  I am one hem away from finishing!  Hooray! 

I'm not getting what I'm seeing w/the sleeves... do you gather them before putting them onto the bodice or Huh

Love the rest of it!  I've still got this funky school shirt of DD's I'm hoping to chop up & recon into a dress at some point.  Hmmmm..... 

This would also be cute if you cut a yoke for the back as well and used contrasting fabric for the skirt front/back.  Empire waist style.   Grin

Now, I am not near as talented as Vegbee, but I am almost finished with this dress.  Hooray!  I saw she is on vacation, so maybe I can help.  The way it is in the picture you would put the sleeves on the bodice and then do two rows of shirring at the hem of the sleeve.  This gathers it and gives it the puffy effect.  I actually did the two rows of shirring before I put them on the bodice and gathered them.  Then, I put the sleeves on before I sewed up the sides, and then sewed up the sides, and the seam on the sleeves all at once.  (Or you could follow the pictures and do it that way.  To each their own.   Grin

The main point is the the two rows of shirring on the hem is what makes them puffy.  There is no gathering at the top.

This is amazing! I have a question tho..where did you get colored elastic thread?  Huh every store around here only has white...
thanks  Grin

Don't know if you have a Joann's near you, but mine has white, black, and red.  ( Cool-TX- Grin)

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« Reply #19 on: April 24, 2007 07:09:56 AM »

Thanks so much for posting this. It is impossible to find cool stuff like this in the kiddy sizes, now I no longer have to search! Off to look for old shirts Cheesy.
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