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« on: January 10, 2009 04:33:22 AM »

Over Christmas, made a few outfits for little girls.

These three were all made from the same pattern, but in my usual style of never leaving anything alone. The pattern isn't even for a dress, but for a top. I think the number is Ottobre 2/2005 #11. The top two were actually made from vintage sheets..I love them! Cheesy

The bottom dress had a matchy matchy outfit for the little girl's American girl outfit. Since I didn't have a pattern to match it, I drafted it myself, along with the jeans pattern. The jeans came out perfect the first time around; the top was a little off, but I had used every single scrap I had to eke out the matching look, so it had to do. It was okay, anyway.

The second time around, the top pattern worked perfectly. I am actually going to make it into a free download along with the pants one of these days on my blog, as soon as I can get to a working scanner. Mine seems to have an unfixable, at this point, at least, glitch in it so that it's unusable. Do you guys think there would be any interest in that??

Hope you enjoyed the pics! Cheesy

« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2009 04:58:41 AM »

I love, love, love those dresses! I have a pattern which I think I can tweak to do something similiar for my daughte...I bookmarked it to remember. Awesome Job!!

Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.   ~Pablo Picasso

Looking for small but interesting scraps to make I Spy Quilts for my kids...will swap other fabric or ??
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2009 05:01:49 AM »

I love them. They're all beautiful. We just gave my 2 year old daughter a Bitty Baby for Christmas. So I will keep an eye on your blog for that pattern.

It's not what you know, but what you do with what you know that is important.
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2009 09:47:02 AM »

Those are adorable!  I thought they might be the Miss Madeline pattern.  I don't have it or get Ottobre, but I'm tempted because I love those tops/dresses!! 
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2009 02:56:01 PM »

Thanks! Cheesy

Threegirlsandaboy..while I HIGHLY recommend Ottobre to anyone, because frankly, it just rocks, I have to say that the patterns I used barely resemble my creations at all. About all that is the same is the neckline and the sleeves. From there down, I completely changed it up. And, for the first dress, I finished the edges of the sleeves in a completely different manner than the pattern, so even that's different. But if you are handy with a pencil, the changes are all fairly simple to figure out! Cheesy

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