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Topic: My Babygirl's Rockabilly-esque Elvis Sun Dress-(Updated with Model Shots!)  (Read 3462 times)
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« on: May 29, 2010 09:15:47 PM »


It's been ages since I've posted something new on craftster...so very happy to share my babygirl's newest dress made from my highly coveted blue Elvis fabric!

The pattern is an easy McCall's sundress #M5613 ...sent to me by the dear Elvissatx! She sent me some patterns that her niece has outgrown & I found the time to put this one to use while my inlaws kept my kiddos busy.  Smiley

The one thing I did differently from the pattern was to switch the buttonholes to the top panel rather than having them on the straps...so I can just adjust the position of the button on the straps as my girl grows to get more wear out of the dress.
I'm happy  to say that I conquered the button hole setting on my machine for the first time...with a little encouragement, because I was ready to set the whole thing aside & stitch them during daylight hours by hand. Can you tell I used to hate doing buttonholes so much?  Embarrassed
The pain of learning the buttonhole setting was so worth it when I put it on babygirl this morning. She twirled and squealed about the big big pockets! This pattern is a winner for a 3 year old!

I plan on making some black and white polka dot bloomer shorts to go under it.
Comments/questions are appreciated & I'll do my best to answer them.

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« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2010 09:47:44 PM »

Love it!!! What a lucky little gal! Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2010 10:09:52 PM »

What an AWESOME outfit!!! i love it..wish i had a little girl to make one for
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« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2010 06:09:26 AM »

Thank you so much!  Kiss
 
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« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2010 06:13:49 AM »

Fantastic!!!!!!!
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« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2010 02:34:12 PM »

so cute!! I LOVE the color of your daughters hair! shes gorgeous!
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« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2010 07:28:10 AM »

Too cute! Polka dots underneath will be perfect!

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« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2010 09:58:53 AM »

Fantastic!!!!!!!
Thank you!  Smiley

so cute!! I LOVE the color of your daughters hair! shes gorgeous!
Thank you!!! She's something else & has a personality to match it too!  Wink

Too cute! Polka dots underneath will be perfect!

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Kathie ...Thank you! I thought the polka dots was the way to go for the contrasst & then thought well, maybe I should do them in the blue in case she wears the pants with something else (that Elvis fabric is my all time favorite!). Flip flopping back & forth it might be good to do them both ways...as kids get dirty so quick anyhow!  Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2010 04:58:03 PM »

Very cool and I like the polka dots. My 5 yr old DD would do anything for that dress. lol. I just made her an Elvis pillowcase dress and just did not like it on her so it's been cut to add elastic and made into a skirt instead. The lady at walmart when buying the elvis fabric asked if she liked Elvis and she broke out singing "Love me Tender" so I guess that answered that!
Glad to see she's not the only one!!
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« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2010 01:48:57 PM »

Very cool and I like the polka dots. My 5 yr old DD would do anything for that dress. lol. I just made her an Elvis pillowcase dress and just did not like it on her so it's been cut to add elastic and made into a skirt instead. The lady at walmart when buying the elvis fabric asked if she liked Elvis and she broke out singing "Love me Tender" so I guess that answered that!
Glad to see she's not the only one!!

You've got a real classy gal on your hands! Darling story!  Wink
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