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lhardie
« on: June 09, 2008 11:43:47 AM »

My daughter asked me to sew her a dress for her grade nine grad.  Considering I had only sewn from a pattern once before in my life, I didn't feel too confident that it would turn out, but wanted to give it a try.

I couldn't be happier with how things did turn out.  The dress fits, it looks great, AND best of all, she likes it.

I had to take the zipper out three times and redo it to get a placement that worked for her, but it was worth it.

I also altered the pattern very slightly (it's a New Look pattern, don't have the number handy but if someone wants it, I'll go find out).  The pattern only calls to line the top half of the dress, but I lined the skirt as well.  I added extra loops to hold the ribbon, and we didn't sew the ribbon in place so she can move it and tie it wherever she wants.  Also, we chose to use ribbon for the straps and had them tie behind the neck instead of just putting white straps over the shoulders.

Sorry for the quality of the photos.





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« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2008 12:02:49 PM »

It really simple and sweet looking. Well done Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2008 12:23:23 PM »

That is very pretty!  Is it linen?
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« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2008 01:12:25 PM »

It's simply gorgeous. I'd wear it. The belt is lovely and the flower detail at the bottom is beautiful. Well done!!
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« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2008 01:24:26 PM »

Oh that is beautiful!!

Love your doggie pic too  Wink
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« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2008 01:57:38 PM »

Wow, that is lovely! It looks like a great graduation dress. I love the way the flowers are at the bottom.
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« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2008 04:12:15 PM »

Simple and totally adorable. Smiley
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lhardie
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2008 06:00:25 PM »

Aislynn, no it is made with 100% cotton.  The cloth is much like a white bedsheet.

Thank you so much for the compliments everyone Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2008 07:15:33 PM »

Really pretty! 
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