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« on: August 14, 2007 11:06:47 AM »

Hellooooo,
I have finally become a little bored with my part dress pattern.  So I made another patchwork one with some umph (my grandmother use to always say that)...

Some one from cafemom wanted to see pictures of my process so I have some of that too.  Its not hard, just time consuming. 

First I cut my squares 5x5 inches.  I cut up about 2 yards worth of two different colored fabrics for a 12 -18 month old dress.  It will leave me with good scraps that I can later use with my other patchwork scraps to make an even crazier patchwork dress!



Then I sew them into pairs with opposite colors touching (right sides together)



Then I when Im done with that I sew together the pairs, opposite colors touching, right sides together..


And I keep up with that until I get this! Well mine are normally square when I done, but I messed up a little so I have to wing it.


Then you fold your finished patchwork like you normally have for your regular fabric and pin on your pattern.


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This is the cut out dress!


I made some ruffles, and I forgot to take pictures of that process 
Sad I suck at directions for this...but I will try.

Its just making a gathering on little strips of fabric, super easy!
I used some of my left overs to cut stripes.  I then finished the edges with my serger (you can do it on your regular machine with a zigzag stitch).  The I sewed a long stitch down the middle leaving the end strings long, I then pulled them to make the fabric scrunch. When I was done I sewed them in layers on the bodice!  Does that make sense?  Sorry I hope it does!!!

Here is my finisheddress with ruffles and a little shrug jacket!!!



















Its way to hot here (in the 100's) to make her model the jacket!
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« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2007 11:14:05 AM »

Absolutely awesome and her shoes are the bomb.
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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2007 11:15:50 AM »

Absolutely awesome and her shoes are the bomb.

Thanks!  Her shoes are from Target! $12!!
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« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2007 11:43:43 AM »

WOW! that is so GORGEOUS! Lucky girl!
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« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2007 12:15:51 PM »

Adorable... I'm diggin' the ruffles.
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« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2007 12:44:49 PM »

wow! at first i was thinking "so much work!" but it turned out to be so cute, i think its worth it!  i love it!
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« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2007 01:10:50 PM »

The ruffles are sa-weet and I adore the little jacket!  It goes without saying the patchy-twirly-dress rocks  Wink
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« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2007 02:38:02 PM »

Thanks every one!

I totally meant to say that this was inspired by Vegbee's way cooler patchwork dress!!!!  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=189640.0

Im usually good about that!! Sorry!
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« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2007 10:49:51 PM »

i will comment on it everywhere it goes, i love the new dress! i wish we were stil in the same town, we should have a fashion show!
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« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2007 04:32:44 AM »

love love love it! 
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« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2007 06:44:46 AM »

This is just adorable.  I love all the patchwork dresses.
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« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2007 09:57:37 AM »

I absolutely love the dress.
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« Reply #12 on: August 16, 2007 02:20:53 AM »

That is really cute. Alternately you could buy precut fabric squares off ebay and save yourself a step!

I really like the way it turned out. Do you think it would be easier to make a lining versus overlocking the whole thing (I don't have a serger)
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« Reply #13 on: August 27, 2007 12:45:30 PM »

Whoa, seriously cute dress! I can't believe how much you put into that awesome fabric. Btw, where did you get those leopard shoes she's wearing?
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« Reply #14 on: September 01, 2007 09:50:12 AM »

I love the unique fabric choices Wink
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« Reply #15 on: September 01, 2007 10:14:22 AM »

i love it!! it's so cute.. and your daughter is beautiful!!
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« Reply #16 on: September 02, 2007 08:15:16 AM »

I LOVE it, it turned out much more modern and less prairie than a lot of patchwork dresses do. Now I know what to do with my odd-shaped bits of fabric!
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« Reply #17 on: September 09, 2007 03:29:15 PM »

that is just way too cute!!!  I love it!!! and the colors are great!!!
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« Reply #18 on: September 14, 2007 07:28:51 AM »

That is SO cute! She looks so adorable in it, too. Great patterns in the fabrics, great mix! I just love it.
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« Reply #19 on: September 02, 2013 01:21:00 AM »

What a cute dress!!! Great job!!! Smiley
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« Reply #20 on: September 12, 2013 01:01:44 PM »

I'll bet you get a lot of head turning when your daughter wears that dress, it's amazing.  And she is just as cute as a button too.
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