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Topic: My daughter the milkmaid: girls dress with roses  (Read 4954 times)
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« on: June 20, 2007 10:12:39 AM »

So I got this idea in my head for a lovely little dress with an apron after seeing "some" of the nicer boutique custom things on ebay, but realizing that $100 a dress was definately out of my price range I came up with this



and here's a closer picture so you can see the embroidered rose (my first embroidery project since I was 8.



It's basically just a circle skirt over a tiered skirt (for fluffyness and twirlability) with a basic bodice.  It buttons in the back with a fabric covered button--but no pics of that since I don't like the buttonhole and think that the next on will get one of those little loops you put a button through instead.  She loves it, I only wish I'd used a little more ease in the bodice so that she could wear it longer.  She sunburns fairly easy so it's usually worn over a tee, but it still looks nice when not.  It didn't really take long to make either with the exception of gathering the tiers and then crazy woman that I am decided that it would look really cute with a crocheted edging around the circle skirt...four hours later, I needed some sleep and a hand massage.
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« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2007 10:15:56 AM »

Oh my goodness.  That is gorgeous!  You did a fabulous job, and she is too cute for words!
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« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2007 10:17:56 AM »

That is to cute for words! Beautiful work, and your dd is adorable.
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« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2007 10:18:38 AM »

the dress is absolutely adorable!  and so is your daughter.  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2007 10:19:13 AM »

Oh I love this.... great job.
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« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2007 10:24:12 AM »

That's really pretty and your daughter is so cute too. I want one! Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2007 10:25:56 AM »

Oh my, this is too cute! I love it, your daughter is adorable.
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« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2007 10:53:39 AM »

it's all so cute! the dress, your daughter... adorable!


is the bottom edge serged? and is that ball fringe?
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« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2007 10:59:26 AM »

That's a $400 ensemble... so you "saved" $300 to spend on supplies. Roll Eyes

When the little darling grows out of it, you could replace the bodice. OR remove the outgrown bodice all together, add a waistband (elastic?) and have a skirt. It's a shame that hand-crochet edging can't live another season.

OR you could sell it on eBay and finance her college education!
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« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2007 11:59:56 AM »

That is just too sweet.  All the detailing you added really do make it that much more special. 
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