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« on: August 19, 2007 10:38:48 AM »

So my boss came into work in a tizzy Saturday last.  Her niece's adoption papers are due to be signed Monday next and she'd scoured ours and the closest cities for an appropriately ceremonial dress for the 10 month old sprog to no avail.  So after calming her down a bit I ended up signing up for the job of creating such a dress and here is what I whipped up for her yesterday:



Not too bad for a rush job, me thinks.
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« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2007 10:56:00 AM »

that is beatiful! and prefectly suited for such an occassion. I love the color.
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« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2007 11:56:22 AM »

It's gorgeous! Great job!
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« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2007 01:59:42 PM »

All kinds of gorgeous!  Love the style as well as the color.  You're very kind to make that!
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« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2007 06:04:43 PM »

Absolutely Gorgeous. I know she will look beautiful in it. I love the fabric and the color. Very simple and elegant. I got told yesterday my sis is getting married next wednesday and she needs a wedding dress and 2 flower girl dresses for 18 mo old and 3 yr old. So hope my rush job looks just as good.
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« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2007 07:01:50 PM »

Very pretty!

My niece is the flower girl for my brother's wedding and I got the job of making sure the flower girl has a dress. I found a cute pattern but I don't think it's as cute as your dress!
Beautiful!
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« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2007 09:26:20 AM »

WOW that is awesome for a "whip up"
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« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2007 08:17:59 AM »

How cute!  My kids were adopted, too, and that ceremony is a big deal- so very considerate of you to make a nice dress for it!
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« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2007 10:37:18 AM »

That is beautiful!   Shocked

What did your boss think of it?
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« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2007 07:02:17 PM »

WOW that is awesome for a "whip up"

'Whip up' may be a bit of an exaggeration.  There's about 13 hours of work between re-intuiting the pattern for french seams and things I insisted on the dress having and piecing it together.  My boss dropped a significant amount of money on the fabric and sentiment into the occasion so it was important to me to make it heirloom quality and something the munchkin could wear again and again.

That is beautiful!   Shocked

What did your boss think of it?

She loved it and so did momma.  She was all misty and verklempt when when she picked it up so I took that as a positive.  The family ever-so-thoughtfully brought her in to our workplace, all dressed up in this concoction to show her off after the papers were signed.  It  was definitely a feel-good project.

How cute!  My kids were adopted, too, and that ceremony is a big deal- so very considerate of you to make a nice dress for it!

I thought it was really beautiful that they were creating a momentous occasion out of the adoption even if the process wasn't inherently ceremonial.  It's important and fun to make a family's traditions and rituals their own and it made me happy to be a small part of facilitating that.
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