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« on: November 21, 2007 03:12:57 PM »

I've never attempted making clothing from a pattern before, so I tried out this (the dress seen in the middle).  Its a vintage pattern (1963), in excellent shape.

Its an (a-line?) pleated dress, and buttoned in the back.  I think I used about a yard of a pretty cotton.  It was alot easier than I expected.  The pleats proved to be troublesome, but thats only because the pattern assumed you knew about pleats and I knew nothing about them.  One thing is for sure, I think I'll avoid using single wide bias tape at all costs.  Not fun stuff to work with.

The front pleat

The back

The worst thing is, I have no one model it or anyone to gift this too.  I cannot think of any girls ages 1-3 that would fit in a size 2 dress.  I really can't.  Not one.  So, I'm not sure what I'm going to do with this.

Comments, questions, and criticism are always welcome.

I will note, it isn't really bunched up like that.  Thats just the way it was hanging on the hanger.  Excuse the blurry pictures.  I will try to post some better pictures taken during the daytime.  Oh, and the faint letters you see, thats just some chalk markings I made to help myself out.  I will be washing them out.
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« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2007 03:21:19 PM »

that is adorable! nice work.
I have a ton of little girls vintage patterns hanging around and also no one to make them for..
I've always thought about making similar versions in adult sizes but think I would look kind of silly.
They're just too cute though.

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« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2007 03:47:43 PM »

It's really cute, and the vintage pattern was a real find.  Smiley

My best suggestions for uses are a: buy a big baby doll and make her a cute little vintage wardrobe, or b: make a whole bunch more and donate them en masse to the local shelter/charity group of your choice. 'Tis the season for it, after all.  Cool

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« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2007 04:25:56 PM »

Really nice!  Donating is a nice idea  Smiley.

« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2007 04:33:11 AM »

That is really sweet!
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« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2007 08:07:30 AM »

That's a great pattern, but I am still amazed that you made the dress even without a little girl in mind to wear it! It came out so well, I hope you can find someone to love it like it deserves. Charity sounds like a good idea---Maybe like some kind of holiday craft sale raising money for a good cause that you could donate it to?

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« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2007 04:36:43 PM »

That's adorable! I just happen to have a little girl that wears a size 2.... pm me if you're interested in selling or swapping this  Grin

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« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2007 04:45:05 PM »

Just delightful,really the buttons down the back are just sweeeeeet.waaahhh i wish my DD was tiny again Sad Wink

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« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2007 01:23:00 PM »

The dress been traded with Lisa, and is in the mail!   Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2007 03:10:31 PM »

very cute dress Smiley

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