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« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2009 07:52:50 AM »

How cute!  My little one would love it, too!  Nice job!
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« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2009 08:08:35 AM »

Love the colors!  Beautiful outfit.
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« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2009 08:12:25 AM »

Wow! That looks adorable. I wish I had an outfit like that when I was younger.  Tongue
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« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2009 03:23:14 PM »

So beautiful!  I love the fabrics, the butterflies, the frills, everything.  What a lucky little girl!
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« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2009 04:03:18 PM »

This set is adorable...great job!  The bottom ruffle was a nice touch.  I bet your daughter loves it!
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« Reply #15 on: February 22, 2009 05:52:19 PM »

Adorable!  I love the fabrics!! 
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« Reply #16 on: February 23, 2009 02:35:09 AM »

i love it truly!!! I too lack a hobby lobby Sad

I'd love to hear how you made the skirt. I'm always looking for inspiration! This is just so darling!!!
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« Reply #17 on: February 23, 2009 07:22:38 AM »

I would love to make one of these for my DD....how did you do it??
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« Reply #18 on: February 23, 2009 08:35:53 AM »

I measured her waist and added two or three inches for ease and then divided that by six for the six panels. 

Then I followed a twirly skirt tutorial.  It was describing how to make a three layer horizontal skirt by multiplying the layers by 1.5 times the one above it.  So I got a waist measurement of 24 then multiplied it by 1.5, to get 36.  Then I did 36 by 1.5 to get 54.  And then one more time 54 by 1.5 to get 81 for the hem. 

Then I drew a pattern on an old paper bag.  There were six panels, so the top of the panel was 4 inches (waist measurement divided by the number of panels) and the bottom was 13.5 inches (hem measurement divided by 6 again).  I wanted the skirt to fall at her knees so the panels were 9 inches long.  Then I cut the panels and sewed them together. 

For the waist band I cut out a piece 4 inches wide and 24 inches long, folded it in half and sewed it on.  Through a small hole in the seam I stuck in the elastic.

For the ruffle I doubled the panel hem and cut out a 162 piece which was 3 inches wide.  I hemmed it first.  Then gathered it and attached it. 

For the top the nicest old lady at the cutting table introduced me to this interfacing that you iron the fabric to then peel off the paper back and just stick it on like a sticker!  How come I didn't know about this sooner.  It's the coolest stuff!!  I'm sort of a newbie at this, so all these really neat sewing things still tickle my funny bone   Grin

Anyhow, I hope that wasn't too convoluted.  It was lots of fun and actually went pretty quickly.
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BirdieSays
« Reply #19 on: February 23, 2009 09:37:40 AM »

That is so pretty. I'm definitely going to have to try applique after seeing this!
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