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« on: April 26, 2009 12:49:23 PM »

So....I have a niece who I think is the cutest kid ever (what can I say, I'm biased) Unfortunately, I'm also the poor Aunt that can't spoil her as much as I'd like. However I did manage to find a ton of this green jersey material at Joann's for an insanely cheap price, I love their 50% off sales! However, what to make the Bailey Boop? I was wandering the dollar store the other day and found this little sundress which would be absolutely adorable on her, yet hideous because it's pink. The poor child got stuck with my skin tone and neither of us can wear pastels, but *lightbulb*. I bought the dress, took it home, and cut it up, drafted a pattern from it and came up with this:

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The white part is a really thin lining, I didn't want to double up on the jersey, she lives in florida and didn't want her to get too hot. And the bottom really isn't that crooked, its just how it was hanging.

Comments/Criticisms are welcome. This is my first time sewing for a child so it was trial and error. And I'll update as soon as I can get pictures of her wearing it! Also, I may post a tutorial for this if requested.
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« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2009 01:07:07 PM »

Cute sundress, you did a very nice job. If it fits her very nicely, you can make more sundresses. Remember kids love pockets and pockets easy to add on the next sundress.
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« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2009 01:14:24 PM »

so cute! would love to see the tute!
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« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2009 05:47:10 PM »

Very nice!  Can't wait to see action pics!
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« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2009 07:20:15 PM »

You must promise action shots when you get them, because I am dying to see them! That picture on the hanger got me - I love the color and shape of your dress so much! I kind of did the gasp and heart-jump thing when I saw it. It's so simple, the lines, the plain color, and so perfect. It almost looks like it's on the wrong board - I would totally rock something like that, if it were a bit (okay, a lot) bigger. And the fact that it's jersey just makes it all the much better. Forget about being the poor aunt who can't spoil her. Your gifts are going to be the ones that she still adores as an adult. Trust me, I had a rich aunt as a child in the 80s, and I cringe every time I see a photo of the "spoiling" I got clothes-wise. Your niece will be able to look back (hopefully at the dress itself as well as pictures) and see something she can be proud of and smile over. Okay, yes, I'm gushing. Sorry, I love the dress.
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« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2009 09:13:33 PM »

I love it! And the green is very unique ... love it too! I would love to see a tute ... and I imagine that this would be a dress that you could probably make out of an adult large or XL t-shirt too! hmmmmm ... the possibilities!
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« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2009 07:27:13 AM »

Thanks Everybody!  Grin I should have action shots in a few weeks, I'm sending the dress down with my parents when they go to visit next month.

I'll try to have the tute up asap. It's a very simple pattern and should easily be able to be re-sized. It also sews up very quickly! I'm also currently drafting the "adult size" pattern. I'm thinking of doing the elastic all the way around for under the bust, and eliminate the need for heinous bust darts!  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2009 04:26:56 PM »

Oh, how simply beautiful.  I also would love to see a tute for this dress.  I think I may have the sundress you made your pattern from but I am totally a visual person.  Thanks for sharing! Shocked
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« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2009 05:21:00 PM »

Too cute!  I love the color too!  I would love to see a tute for this!  I'm interested in seeing an adult side too!  Great work!  I envy those that make their own patterns...I lack the patience to myself, lol!  I think I abuse the exclamation point, lol. 
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