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« on: May 30, 2007 10:46:38 PM »

As a part of my serious effort to reduce my scrap piles and as I was very much inspired by ironmaiden's recon (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=172837.0), I hath brought forth a patchwork circle dress for my monkey.



First time I've done any patchwork - I have new respect for quilters.  As for the circle skirt math in addition to the patchwork math, well, lets just say I'm glad I went to college.



(She's actually rolling her eyes at me and my attempt to get one decent photo - take comfort rozekitten, you're not the only one!) 

(And those are apple tree blossoms on the ground - its smells absolutely divine in my backyard right now.

The back:



Which looks just like the front (but not) but its the only one I could get of her standing still.

But I got lots of actions shots:



Details: I know there are those who are interested in the fact that I gathered with elastic thread.  The bottom row on the circle was a whole 171" long so I wasn't going to fuss with the "baste two lines and pull threads, distribute evenly" (HA!)  The squares are 3".  Next time I will do 4" squares, to save myself a bit of headache.  And, the top portion is a modification of my halter top (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=170079.0).  The bottom is just serged - no hem.  It seems to work out pretty good, considering the loosey goosey nature of the dress and I didn't want to cut my last row short.

Questions/comments welcome!

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hey, I put together a little tute on my blog
http://indietutes.blogspot.com/2007/05/patchwork-circle-skirt.html
but if you have questions, I will answer them on this thread if you prefer.
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« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2007 10:55:13 PM »

That is too cute, one of these days I am going to try sewing something for the kids .....I am still a bit discuraged from my first try.
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« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2007 10:55:25 PM »

That's so cute! It's beautiful!

And your daughter sure knows how to pose.
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« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2007 11:32:53 PM »

Oh, man.  That is fabulous!!!!  Wow...I never hit 'This Rocks' and I've hit it twice tonight while browsing the recent posts with pics!

Cuz...this does rock!!!

Hugs to you and your little monkey!
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« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2007 11:53:35 PM »

AWSOME!!!! I love it! SOOO PRETTY!
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« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2007 12:23:58 AM »

Vegbee, your daughterswardrobe must be bursting at the seams with all these lovely clothes you've been making for her. She's the best dressed kids I know (of)  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2007 12:35:23 AM »

so lovely
and...what a work!!!! (don't know if i have the patience to...)
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« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2007 01:37:29 AM »

She's so adorable especially with such a cute dress!  I'm jealous.. I wish I was little again...
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« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2007 02:01:42 AM »

I am speechless.

I want one! It makes me happy just looking at it!



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« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2007 05:05:26 AM »

Its beautiful!!

I have been lurking for a very, very long time, and I signed up to say how inspiriting you are!
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