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« on: March 19, 2008 06:43:37 AM »

I made my oldest daughter a couple dresses this last week. I'm just getting in to sewing again. I'm FAR from experienced. But I really enjoy making things so this is what I came up with.

The first one will be her Easter Dress. It's from New Look 6613, although I modified it to make it have a back bodice instead of a halter top. Also I lined the entire dress to make it a little sturdier. By making a back bodice it made it difficult to get over her head so I made buttonholes to undo the straps. I'd never done those before but it was really fun.





This second dress didn't turn out the way I wanted. She picked the fabric and I made the skirt longer because she is so tall. But I didn't measure her and actually made the neck and back way to big. So I had to improvise and add elastic around the neck to make it fit. I actually prefer it like that though, it looks like it was supposed to go that way. She loves it so I can't complain. Oh it was New Look 6392.




Don't mind the wrinkles. I just dried it and only did a half hearted ironing job before our photo shoot.

Thanks for looking.
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« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2008 06:49:14 AM »

I think you did a great job as a far from experienced sewer. Those dresses are lovely!
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« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2008 06:55:16 AM »

Both dresses are great! I love the blue fabric and the ric rak!!

Your little girl is beautiful.

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« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2008 07:02:31 AM »

These are both SO cute!  Love them!!  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2008 07:15:52 AM »

I love them too, I wish my little sister was still small enough to wear dresses like that, I would probably make nothing else.
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« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2008 08:03:59 AM »

twice lovely and inventive too
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« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2008 08:10:14 AM »

Those are two adorable dress! You did a great job.  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2008 08:12:59 AM »

Very cute...both your daughter and the dresses!  Smiley Great job on modifying it, too.  It does look like it was supposed to be that way.
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« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2008 11:11:53 AM »

Isn't elastic wonderful?   Cheesy  Both dresses are so pretty and spring-y!  I really love the fabric on the second one, so I must have a mind-meld with your daughter!  Ha!  My sister-in-law chose those colors for her new baby's nursery, and it looks so smart.
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« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2008 02:13:35 PM »

Great job! I love them both. I have that dragon fly fabric, but mine is yellow. It just waiting to be made into a dress.  Cheesy
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