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claraohara
« on: May 30, 2010 06:18:25 AM »

Hey everyone  Cheesy
I finally finished this dress for my little girl. It took two nights of sewing, would have been much quicker if my machine wasn't being such a pain but I am just glad it is finally finished!
I picked up the pattern at an op shop for 10c and fell in love. I really love vintage patterns so much!
(I also got a heap for me and one or two more kids ones too-YIPPEEEE!)


So here is the dress:


Sorry for the night time pics, my little model is asleep and i am too impatient to wait until morning to get good photos! Will get her to model tomorrow for me  Cheesy

There are a few things I would have done differently now it is done.... I usually really like contrasting thread but the black on red on the sleeves kinda bugs me Sad
But considering this is my first project finished from a pattern I'm pretty happy with myself.
(I usually just throw things together, get frustrated when it won't work and figure it out myself the hard way or give up in a fit of sewing machine induced rage!)

C&C Much appreciated! Cheesy

Will post new pics on my blog tomorrow if anyone is interested, here's a post on this dress anyway:
http://bloginessiness.blogspot.com/2010/05/little-polka-dot-dress.html



UPDATE:
Aaaaaah! It's too big!
Well it is a size 2 and she is only 13 months old. She wears shop size 2s but apparently not vintage pattern size 2s! Silly me should have measured but wanted to just make it anyway, she'll grow into it eventually.
At least she had fun trying it on, she loved the swooshing of the skirt  Cheesy

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« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2010 06:30:57 AM »

It is very cute!
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« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2010 07:32:55 AM »

very cute!!!
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« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2010 10:38:21 AM »

It's so adorable.
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« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2010 02:58:34 PM »

Thats cute  Cheesy  I have also been buying the 10 and 20 c patterns at the op shop for my girl. 
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« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2010 07:27:06 AM »

That came out great!
Well as to size, you are at least prepping close for when she is growing! hehe

I hate when that happens, though. Sizing failures. Feh.

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« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2010 10:08:31 AM »

I love vintage patterns too! Your peanut is adorable...and she'll grow into it! Better to make it too big than too small!  Wink
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