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« on: November 03, 2008 12:21:57 PM »

So, I'm not entirely sure what my daughter went as (whether she is a Victorian child or an actual sailor) or why, but somehow, she had to have a sailor suit.  Not because she wanted one, but I did.

And why not for Halloween, because I don't sew well enough for everyday usage.  :/  I mean, yet!  Wink

It's from a pattern, Simplicity 5982.  I altered... well, I did the trim differently, did trim the insert so that it looks striped, and did a single bar on the back (my modern take on the middy) instead of the classic box outline.  (actually, she picked out this wide ribbon, when the pattern wanted a very narrow one, and I went with it, and I like it, because it looks more "costumey").  I wanted to do long sleeves and long pants, but I failed with the pants, because I read the pattern wrong, so they're long shorts...  So, because I couldn't decipher the pants directions and had to redo them several times, so in the end, the shirt was easier...  Roll Eyes


the day it was completed.   I mean night, late, late at night.

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she's eating candy, of course, in this picture.  Wink


and the back.
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« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2008 12:33:35 PM »

oh my gosh, she's like a little Shirley Temple!  So cute. 

I want to make some Sailor dresses for my daughter, I bought this pattern off etsy but i've been too busy making fall/winter clothes to try it out.

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« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2008 12:41:12 PM »

okay, those dresses are adorable.  squee!  please give me the info and I'll start scouring the internet for the pattern myself.  Wink

From this experience, I have to say, the middy collar is not so formidable as it looks from the outside.
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« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2008 02:35:30 PM »

I bought this pattern off etsy but i've been too busy making fall/winter clothes to try it out.


My mother made that pattern for me!  Embarrassed
In the Olden Days, we had sailor dresses in white pique for summer, and sailor dresses (long sleeves) in baby-wale corduroy or wool. 

Wool is itchy. baby-wale corduroy is warm and washable.
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« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2008 03:01:35 PM »

its Simplicity 2358, circa 1957.  I bought it from JustPickedVintage, http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5180916 who is a really nice and great seller and also happens to live in the same town as me.  She has a lot of neat vintage patterns.
ScottSkipper I hadn't thought of using corduroy but I may try that.  I want to dress my kid like it's the Olden Days....my mom dressed me like that, all hand-made puffy sleeved dresses and stuff.
 
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