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« on: January 23, 2008 01:29:49 PM »

I started this last fall, and I probably got bored with sewing summer clothes when winter was coming so I stopped.  But, I found it yesterday and now that we are in the armpit of winter, and when when when is spring coming already, the colours made me feel a bit less blah.  So I finished it.  Had a bugger of a time with the zipper, but that's what I get for abandoning it for 5 months.

Intended to be a gift for a wee friend, who will be 1 yr this year.

The top is from a commerical pattern, New Look something or other.  I'll find the # if anyone wants it.  The bottom is just a patchwork tube, gathered into a skirt. 

Now that I'm looking, I think I need to find some orange ribbon to put around as a sash (which is what I probably intended originally, but 5 months is way too long for my brain to remember some detail like that).

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« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2008 01:45:16 PM »

Super cute!  I love the rainbow patchwork.  I am hoping to get around to making a dress with a skirt like that before my daughter is too old to be interested in it.  Great job!  (as usual!!)  Grin

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« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2008 01:46:03 PM »

Adorable! I wish I had had one when I was little. That is going to be a very lucky little girl.

I love the idea of the orange ribbon sash.

« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2008 02:19:49 PM »

I love all your fun patchwork dresses!  I'm going to HAVE to make one this summer  Smiley
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2008 03:37:54 PM »

Wow, it's so adorable! Great job!

« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2008 03:52:21 PM »

I LOVE this!  Grin I totally bookmarked it for future reference.
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« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2008 04:32:11 PM »

Thanks all!

but, I'm thinking the sizing on commerical patterns is completely wacky.  This is the 12m dress on my 3 yr old:

which is a bit short in the bodice but fits her arms and width just fine.  This is not going to fit a 1 yr old  Undecided

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« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2008 04:46:48 PM »

Aren't babies a bit chubbier than toddlers?  (I don't have wee monkeys, so I don't know).  It should fit, and if it doesn't, she'll grow into it, right?

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« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2008 05:32:46 PM »

Thanks all!

  This is not going to fit a 1 yr old  Undecided

but look how cute it is on her!  maybe this dress just didn't want to go anywhere.  Wink

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« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2008 05:38:54 PM »

its so cute!

and yes sizing on comercial patterns runs very big. thats why i only use them as referances...

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