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Topic: This shirring thing is addictive. . .More toddler sundresses  (Read 1198 times)
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« on: June 14, 2007 09:33:06 PM »

After seeing all the adorable shirred sundresses, I had to give it a try. . .I was too impatient to make fabric straps, so I just used 2 lengths of ribbon instead:

On the second dress I tried incorporating the bodice and straps from the "Jayme" dress (pattern and tute on sewingmamas.com--look under "Downloads").  It turned out OK, though when I tried it on my little one I realized that the fabric is upside-down.  Oops!  I haven't hemmed it yet (I actually went into labor just hours after I took this picture!  Wink) but I'm thinking of shortening it to be a shirt. . .or a dress for New Baby, since the bodice is a bit snug for Big Sis:

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« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2007 07:30:23 AM »

Adorable. I *love* that pink dress. It's exactly what I hope to dress my daughter in (when I have one). Your daughter is too cute. And congrats on the new baby!

« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2007 07:40:37 AM »

those are both really sweet. i've yet to try a pattern i've downloaded from sewingmamas, but maybe now i'll have to give it a go. that dress is really cute! sure, it's upside-down for you, but it's right-side up for her when she looks down. Wink
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« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2007 11:11:54 AM »

congrats on the new wee one! 

Very nice!  I've used ribbon straps before and they hold up well, but you might want to wash on delicate and hang to dry.  I really like the second dress: pretend you meant for it to be upside down because it works.   


« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2007 11:26:07 AM »

Very nice and yes addictive lol. Great job. Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2007 09:59:12 PM »

Oh, I love the look of shirring! I have yet to try it!!!

So cute!

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« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2007 10:40:01 PM »

Shirring looks adorable on your fab model. Who says your pattern is upside down-it's just looking at the world differently Grin

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« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2007 02:55:45 PM »

I know what you mean by "addictive". I had EXACTLY the same response and did 2 toddler dresses right away and 1 adult dress (in one day!).

Now I find myself looking around at my stash and pondering doing all the possibilities there.  Roll Eyes
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