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kissofnirvana
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2007 07:37:44 PM »

the dress is so lovely and your daughter is unbelievably adorable.  i just love the rainbow scheme  Smiley
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whollymommy
« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2007 08:22:36 PM »

This might be my next project. How long did it take you to make? The dress and your daughter are beautiful.
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« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2007 08:34:47 PM »

Thanks all!

whollymommy: 'bout 6 hours with cutting
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cheytown
« Reply #13 on: July 10, 2007 08:46:23 PM »

sooooo beeeeaUtiful! i think this is my fav so far. and you'd have to work really hard to post too many pics of that adorable wee one of yours.

foo. i might have to break down and try the gathering thing. i seem to recall you posted some trick or other about gathering... what was that again? (or am i imagining that?)
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« Reply #14 on: July 10, 2007 09:00:39 PM »

gathering tricks... There is a thread here someplace...

I use elastic.  Clear elastic, actually, though I've also used elastic thread.  Clear elastic is good with this dress, b/c you can cut it to the exact length you need (don't want too much pucker or it'll look odd) and its not bulky like regular elastic.  Still, the only benefit to the elastic, really, is the 'gather the threads evenly' garbage of the baste and pull method.  Though I've been reading that people actually pin in little sections to keep the gathered material in place - something I'd never done and may explain why it always turned out wonky for me.

so, I worship elastic (she says casually, knowing no one will see the shrine in the corner of the basement.)
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Caine
« Reply #15 on: July 11, 2007 06:44:52 AM »

My brain seems to stuttering on these patchwork tiered dresses.  Hope you
tute here, if you want: http://indietutes.blogspot.com/2007/05/patchwork-circle-skirt.html
vegbee:
I am enjoying the stuttering immensely -- so as long as you are happy .... keep stuttering. Your beautiful wee one looks pretty happy to and ... that's just hokey pokey!

Now about that gathering ... I plan to look into this gather with elastic thing as I have been doing it the with a zig zag over some perle cotton and, while it works, it comes out wonky as you say even with the pinning every section. Do you cut the elastic to the length of the tier above and then sew it to the tier you wish to gather? and then sew the tier ... I will try a search on craftster as well. Maybe this will be like the search for a perfect wrinkle creme, but I so love the twirly dress and tremble before the gathering!

have you posted your altar to elastic in the sculpture section? ;-)
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calicokitty
« Reply #16 on: July 11, 2007 06:57:25 AM »

I think this is my favorite of these.  I love the rainbow.
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Caine
« Reply #17 on: July 11, 2007 07:28:25 AM »

I found this tip on gathering with elastic: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=159318.10

(there are two methods explained there) Still, I don't quite get it. I think I best just plunge in and try it ... i have a tiered skirt cut that I have resisted sewing because I am so tired after the kids go to sleep ...

I have white elastic thread I use for shirring so I could start by trying that -- am worried it will come out too small or large for the tier above but perhaps i can make it work! Or do I sew a zig zag over a length of thin elastic, just as I would with perle cotton ... and then ... hmm. it is probably time to try it rather than wish my brain were better at these problems in the abstract!

AMAZING DRESS, once again.
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adrienne...
« Reply #18 on: July 11, 2007 07:34:05 AM »

Couldn't be prettier... (dress or daughter)
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jasar31629
« Reply #19 on: July 11, 2007 07:52:20 AM »

I love it- loved the last one too.  The colors are great!
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