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Topic: First dress - vintage floral pillowcase - action shots  (Read 1742 times)
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« on: January 20, 2008 09:31:05 PM »

This was a $1.99 Value Village pillowcase... now it's an actual DRESS!
I used a pattern and even then it didn't work out well around the shoulder straps... it's Size 3, she wears Size 3, but they still barely meet at her shoulder, so the snaps look a bit precarious, teetering on the tips of the straps.

Still, this print - what an awesome avocado shade of green! - is so eye-grabbing, I doubt anyone will notice.
There's a dessert-plate-size circle pocket on the front using a bit more of the lace pillowcase edge detail.  There wasn't enough lace to go all the way around the dress, so I just hemmed the back.

VERY proud!!!

« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2008 10:04:34 PM »

Beautiful print. Could the straps be extended with a patch of contrasting fabric to make it last longer? It is always very sad when they grow out of homemade things quickly.
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« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2008 05:31:30 AM »

This is really cute!  If you don't have fabric to make the straps longer, you could always get a wide ribbon and make bows at the shoulders - kind of like the "pillow case" dresses. 

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« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2008 05:53:00 AM »

Very adorable!!

« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2008 03:47:23 PM »

that's cute - i love the fabric!  what pattern did you use?

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« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2008 03:58:32 PM »

Your dress is so cute and your daughter is absolutely adorable. I LOVE the picture with her chubby little toys up!

That pillow case print is very pretty. Love the color withyour daughter's hair.

Everybody has good ideas to extend the tabs and make the dress last longer. As a general rule, sewing pattern sizes are usually larger than ready to wear. But, all in all you did a good job and deserve to be proud!
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« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2008 11:45:05 PM »

LOVE IT !! Really loving that fabric !! It looks great on her with her coloring. I too an interested in knowing what pattern you used. This is not my mothers pillow case dress. Smiley

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« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2008 11:42:56 AM »

Also love it! You are right, whatever flaws it might have are not going to be noticed, with that great print and that cute cute model. I also really like the way the delicate lacy trim contrasts with the bold print. Nice work!

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« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2008 06:51:30 PM »

So sweet. That fabric is perfect and your model is precious!

« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2008 07:43:49 PM »

That is beautiful!
And it's so cool that no other little girl is going to have a dress like hers!

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