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« on: March 19, 2008 11:44:09 PM »

I know, I know, how corny is it to have mother/daughter matching Easter dresses, but I couldn't help myself!  Cheesy



I drafted my dress entirely from scratch (with inspiration from imnotasuperhero's tutorial). I'm really proud of it because of that...it's the first wearable "people-sized" clothing I've made without a purchased pattern! (Not doll-sized or baby-sized).

The applique is adapted from a greeting card...I'm still debating on whether or not the cherry blossoms need red centers for contrast. What do you think?

I made my DD's mostly from scratch...I basically took the shape from Simplicity 3853, but completely changed the neckline/strap/sleeve structure. I haven't cut out bloomers for her yet, but I'll be doing that tomorrow. I think I might also make a pair of coordinating pants (maybe using this tutorial?) so that when she's bigger she can wear the dress as a top.  Cool

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Oh, and disregard my camera. It puts an ink blot on my face whenever my DH takes pictures. Tee hee!  Grin

What do you think? Can you forgive the corny combo?  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2008 11:50:17 PM »

No way!  This outfit is lovely! you did a great job!  I might suggest you dont do a whole wardrobe for the pair of you! ha ha ..
  The dresses are lovely and making pants for her is a great idea!
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« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2008 12:17:25 AM »

Very cute! And there's nothing wrong with matching outfits! When I was little my mom made outfits for her, my sister and me so we matched every Easter Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2008 12:40:18 AM »

this is way too cute!!
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« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2008 01:18:51 AM »

So Cute!  We are allowed to be matchy matchy while they are little!  I think they are charming and the pants are a great idea.
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« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2008 01:26:48 AM »

I love this dress style, its beautiful! And you're so right, some basic pants and she'll be wearing that for years. I you guys look adorable (She's a doll btw).
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« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2008 02:17:02 AM »

my mom used to make matching dresses for us too when I was little and I loved it! I do think red dots in the middle of the flowers would look nice, but either way the dresses are beautiful! Good job!
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« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2008 04:02:46 AM »

Nope, they're too cute to be dorky.
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« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2008 05:18:48 AM »

So adorable!!  I always had matiching outfits with my twin sister and sometimes mom.  IT is cute!!  I like the blossoms as is. Grin
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« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2008 05:37:14 AM »

You guys look fantastic!  Not corny at all!  And both dresses are lovely.
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« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2008 05:40:21 AM »

Very pretty dresses, and you both look great.

One small suggestion, you need to put your hair in the Pebbles style pony, too. Wink
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« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2008 05:46:29 AM »

 Shocked  They both look amazing!  But I'm more impressed that you drafted the pattern for yours from scratch.  Excellent job!

Oh, and not corny at all.  My 3 year old still loves to dress like me but my 7 year old thinks it's ridiculous to dress like Mommy.
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« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2008 05:53:44 AM »

I think they are great.  I've been meaning to make a dress for my little one and a skirt to match for easter and have just ran out of time but I think yours looks great!  Love the design you drafted and I like the cherry blossoms as they are.
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« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2008 06:02:46 AM »

Adorable!
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« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2008 06:23:50 AM »

I can totally overlook the corniness! The dresses are so well-made and really flattering on both of you that it just looks adorable. Great job, your little girl is precious too!
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« Reply #15 on: March 20, 2008 06:38:57 AM »

I think they are both lovely.  Also, having a daughter myself, take this time to do the matching stuff.  My dd is almost and she would not stand for it now--lol!  You did an amazing job.  The fit is gorgeous.
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« Reply #16 on: March 20, 2008 06:41:31 AM »

i love it. i don't think you need to put the red in the flowers it looks good like it is, and definitley not corny. when i first read the ink blot thing i thought you were serious ha ha
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« Reply #17 on: March 20, 2008 07:00:28 AM »

love the matching dresses, when you have a daughter, why not?!!  my daughter and I had matching sandals last summer, gold ones, I loved it Smiley  yes it's cheesy but also makes me very happy.
the applique is so well done, it's nice without the centres, makes it more grafic.  and your little one is so cute.
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« Reply #18 on: March 20, 2008 07:05:55 AM »

You did a fantastic job!  I love the design and the dresses...totally not corny at all to have matching dresses.  Cheesy
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« Reply #19 on: March 20, 2008 08:19:34 AM »

you two look soooo adorable...
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« Reply #20 on: March 20, 2008 09:56:37 AM »

Thanks everyone for all your kind comments. I am really pleased with how they turned out. It's nice to have a dress that actually fits in all places. Store bought clothes are designed for "averages," not people who actually exist. Haha!

Very cute! And there's nothing wrong with matching outfits! When I was little my mom made outfits for her, my sister and me so we matched every Easter Smiley

My mom did too...we didn't get many new dresses growing up, but every Easter she'd make matching dresses for my sister and I (and my step-sister when she lived with us) and sometimes herself...new matching shirts for my brother and step-dad too. She did that every year...until I was about 12, then I started making my own!

yes it's cheesy but also makes me very happy.

That's exactly what I thought. I enjoy my daughter so much and it makes me very happy to dress us alike.

I didn't have a zipper, and didn't want to spend money on one, so I fastened the back with buttons and loops...here's a picture. I forgot to post it last night.

It gapes just a tad when I move, but nothing indecent.
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« Reply #21 on: March 20, 2008 11:19:58 AM »

Awwww...lol  I think its adorable.  My daughter is 7, and she would still love a matching mommy daughter outfit.  Beautiful work!
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That's so adorable!
Your daughter is a cutiepie  Cheesy
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« Reply #23 on: March 20, 2008 12:34:27 PM »

You two look adorable! Not corny at all. I especially love the button and loop closures. Fantastic job!
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« Reply #24 on: March 20, 2008 12:51:54 PM »

beautiful!!!!
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« Reply #25 on: March 20, 2008 02:16:23 PM »

Oh when your daughter is that age matching dresses are adorable. Cheesy
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« Reply #26 on: March 20, 2008 03:27:56 PM »

oh its not corny at all!  The appliqu is wonderful!
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« Reply #27 on: March 20, 2008 03:36:41 PM »

I think that he possibility of matching is the best thing about having a little girl! Great job on the dresses! You both are beauties!
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« Reply #28 on: March 20, 2008 04:43:34 PM »

Too cute!  I would have died of joy if my mother wore a matching dress with me.  Smiley
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« Reply #29 on: March 20, 2008 05:02:17 PM »

OH MAN! Those dress look fantastic on the both of you.  I am just so jealous.  The color choices look great together... I personally don't think the cherry blossoms need red, they will pull away from the simplicity of the dresses.  I'm totally checking out that tut.   Y'all will be the best looking ladies on Easter!
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« Reply #30 on: March 20, 2008 05:34:27 PM »

I love it!!  If I could fit into a dress right now I think my girls and I would match Cheesy
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Ohh, so pretty! And your daughter is adorable as well Smiley
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« Reply #32 on: March 20, 2008 06:05:36 PM »

A - mazing!!!    LOVE it!   Great Job!!!
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« Reply #33 on: March 20, 2008 06:06:07 PM »

Well at her age matching dresses are still cute.  Just make sure you're not making them when she's like 8... bad memories there!!  Wink
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« Reply #34 on: March 20, 2008 06:16:59 PM »

i think its great.

so cute!

love the colours  Cheesy
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« Reply #35 on: March 20, 2008 07:04:57 PM »

you both look amazing!
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love the fabric, appliquee, everything, ah i love itt they look fantastic!
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« Reply #37 on: March 20, 2008 07:35:57 PM »

You did a fantastic job on the dresses.  I think it's sweet that they match.
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« Reply #38 on: March 20, 2008 09:09:05 PM »

it is not corny especially if the dresses are that beautiful and fabulous!
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« Reply #39 on: March 20, 2008 10:37:10 PM »

It's awesome - you did a terrific job.  And Easter is all about matching - I have 2 sisters and 7 girl cousins - I always matched someone (I'm the middle)!
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« Reply #40 on: March 20, 2008 11:13:56 PM »

wayyyy too cute!!!  i can't believe thats your first people sized garment, it fits beautifully!  and your daughter is precious! 
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« Reply #41 on: March 21, 2008 05:36:50 AM »

Matching dresses are only corny when the dresses are corny. However, these dresses are very pretty and very nice so therefore it is not corny. I love the design on the bottom. These dresses are beautiful!
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« Reply #42 on: March 21, 2008 06:37:05 AM »

I didn't read all 5 pages, so I don't know if it's been said, but how about red buttons in the middle of the cherry blossoms for contrast?  I think it would be adorable.

Either way---the dresses are adorable anyway---and they look very well made.  And I too think it's a great idea to turn the little dress into a shirt down the line.  I'd wear a shirt like that!
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I think you did a fabulous job! I would definately make matching dresses for my 2 daughters and myself!
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« Reply #44 on: March 21, 2008 11:58:53 AM »

Your daughter is so precious!  What a cutie.  I love that you made the matching dresses!
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« Reply #45 on: March 21, 2008 06:52:32 PM »

Corny?  Never!  It doesn't get weird until your daughter is about 8 years old.
Very, very pretty dresses.
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« Reply #46 on: April 27, 2008 11:19:29 AM »

haha that is really cute
i love the dresses! they're beautiful, and that applique is so perfect!
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« Reply #47 on: May 04, 2009 02:42:12 PM »

Very nice! I want to make this to!
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Aww, so adorable. I love the dresses. Very pretty.
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