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Topic: Christmas Dresses for my girls (vintage pillowcase re-con)  (Read 2880 times)
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« on: November 17, 2007 12:55:37 AM »

As a new-ish self taught seamstress (not even sure I can call myself that yet - I began sewing about a year ago), I have made quite a few cute things that I am very proud of, but I believe this is by far the prettiest thing I have done.  I found these pillowcases on ebay.  I cut off the top portion and just kind of winged the pattern for the bodice and sleeves, pleated the remainder of the pillowcase and reattached, and added a zipper.  I was able to make the smaller one entirely from the pillowcase (its about a 2T), but I used some plain white cotton I had here to do the bodice lining on the larger dress (somewhere between a 3/4T).  Thanks for looking!!!

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« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2007 02:18:59 AM »

My gosh, how sweet are your girls and these dresses!  I love them in the photo with the Christmas tree, they look so sweet and old fashioned.

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« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2007 05:17:00 AM »

Gorgeous girls, and beautiful dresses! I'd say you're a seamstress all right!


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« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2007 05:42:37 AM »

OH MY GOSH!! That picture with the girls, the dresses and the tree is JUST GORGEOUS!!! JUST GORGEOUS!!! What a great job you've done!
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« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2007 06:22:58 AM »

Precious! Great job mom!!! I'd keep those for their hope chests.

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« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2007 07:48:08 AM »

What little Angels!  I absolutely love that they are so serious in the photo by the tree -- no mugging.  You will probably treasure that picture for years and years....
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« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2007 10:24:52 AM »

very sweet!  Cancel that, they're gorgeous!  You winged it?  Durn good, in my opinion.

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« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2007 12:47:36 PM »

Great work. I love that they are not all crazy green velvet, like too many a little girl Xmas dress.

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« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2007 02:06:59 PM »

Beautiful work! I love tatting. What a great find, and and even better idea than pillow covers!

« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2007 03:37:34 PM »

Oh gosh!! These are just stunning.  I hope I can make things even half as cute as those dresses for my future kids!

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