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Topic: Let them eat cake! The Marie Antoinette the Peasant Dress  (Read 2678 times)
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Caine
« on: July 17, 2007 05:27:42 PM »

I am making a dozen or more of these this summer for my daughter's preschool  -- we craft all summer to fill up a "store" during a one day carnival at the school . It is all sewn as a group. We always sell out of our "princess dresses" -- I wasn't involved with princess dresses last year since I didn't sew last year.

I decided to design my own dress and wanted it to be different. When I was at Versailles way back I recalled being enchanted in that lovely teenage ironic way with Marie Antoinette peasant village. Anyhow, I thought of it again when I designed this dress.



Whatcha think? The dress looks pretty plain hanging on a hanger but when a little girl puts it on, seems to come alive!
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« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2007 05:30:33 PM »

That looks really lovely!

Do you have any pictures of her standing up so we can see the full dress?
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« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2007 05:34:44 PM »

Silly me -- i wasn't thinking about showing the dress here when I took it but she wanted a pic for her Dad. I can post a picture of the dress without anyone in it. Lemme check and see if I have one handy. dress is not yet hemmed, btw. I will try and get her to model it standing up tomorrow if she comes by the school.

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« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2007 05:54:48 PM »

Cute!  The dress is pretty cool as well Smiley .
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Caine
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2007 06:51:09 PM »

Yeah, she is a great kid -- not mine but I'd be proud to have her! Thanks for the dress compliment as well.
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« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2007 07:04:38 PM »

that looks really sweet.  She is soo lucky to be able to fit in that.  I would wear it if I was a few feet shorter and like, way skinnier.  Very jealous!
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Caine
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2007 07:18:35 PM »

you could make yourself one in, er "2 shakes and a shimmy!"  Grin
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cheytown
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2007 08:33:55 PM »

did i read that right? you just started sewing a year ago? wow! i'm impressed.  how awesome that you are sewing your own designs. the dress is fabulous!
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« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2007 09:29:23 PM »

BLUSH! Yeah, I started in January. I think it is vegbee who is referring always to avoiding patterns -- I bought a few but there is something about them that intimidates me. So I started by buying a machine and reading a book. Then I would bring my machine to the nursery school when the other parents were sewing but I was too shy to ask them to show me how to use it (and I had my tiny baby and my 3YO ... then in January I got someone to show me how to thread it. Then I copied my daughter's favorite skirt. Made a few stuffed chickens and then the numbers skirt.

But blah blah blah to that -- you gals inspired me. Lurking on craftster gave me hope!

I am so glad you like the dress.
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« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2007 10:04:35 PM »

BLUSH! Yeah, I started in January.

i didn't read that right, then. you've only been sewing for 6 months??? get ready to blush some more, baby, because wow. double wow. super impressed. i bow down to you. (i'm ashamed to say how long i've been sewing and how painfully slow and sloppy i still am.) you rock! i look forward to seeing all your new creations. Smiley
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