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« on: June 02, 2010 10:27:56 PM »

So I bought several patterns from ManiMina Studio on Etsy many moons ago, but I couldn't seem to find the time to make anything.  Plus, several of them were for dresses and while I find dresses sweet...to be perfectly honest, I hardly dress Aria in them because she's a rough and tumble kind of gal. But her uncle is getting married next weekend and I thought..."well, shoot, if there's any excuse to put my little tomboy in a dress...this wedding is it."

this dress was a pain in the patootie to make.  the linen blend i bought unraveled just a little every time I touched it. ack.  and then I put the back lining on the wrong side of the dress...(in my defense she wasn't super clear about it) but I'm sure a more experienced seamstress would have just known. uhm...seam ripper to the rescue. and can i say how wretchedly UN-fun it is to pick out teeny tiny stitches from the linen threads.  thankfully, i decided to use white thread because it was all i had... it made it a little easier to pick out the thread i should cut from the actual threads that made up the linen. 

anyhow, the dress is made.  i am pleased.  there are many mistakes but for my first real outfit for aria...its not too shabby.  that said...she'll probably wear it for an hour before i put her in some jeans.  its really a stand and look pretty type of dress and well Aria is definitely not a stand and look pretty type of gal. 

alright the dress:


dress back:  Not the neatest work.  meh.


Dress on Aria:


Another shot of the dress on my child.  She thought the ruffle was great fun...she kept trying to wipe her face with it.   Roll Eyes  Perhaps she thought I made her a dress with a built-in hankie.  practical girl, she is. Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2010 02:52:37 AM »

Very pretty! Aria will look wonderful at her uncles wedding!
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« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2010 11:54:08 AM »

that is so cute! Is the ruffle a separately sewn on piece? I think this would be cute on an adult as well.
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« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2010 01:08:40 PM »

So beautiful! (the dress too!  Wink )

I like the clean-lines-with-a-twist pattern. It makes it look rich and comfortable, yet elegant.  Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2010 11:19:47 PM »

SO CUTE! Not something I would have thought you would have chosen, but it turned out adorable.
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« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2010 12:02:15 AM »

that is so cute! Is the ruffle a separately sewn on piece? I think this would be cute on an adult as well.

thanks!  the ruffle is a separate piece that is sewn in between the outer fabric of the dress and the inner chest lining!  it was actually really easy to construct.  even if my child doesn't wear it but once i'm glad i made the dress because it definitely helped me figure out the basic construction of a dress.

So beautiful! (the dress too!  Wink )

I like the clean-lines-with-a-twist pattern. It makes it look rich and comfortable, yet elegant.  Smiley

thanks!  i liked the elegant look of the dress as well. linen was definitely the fabric for this dress even if it was a pain to sew.  Wink



Very pretty! Aria will look wonderful at her uncles wedding!
SO CUTE! Not something I would have thought you would have chosen, but it turned out adorable.

thanks you two! Smiley  and nicole, it definitely isn't something i would normally pick for her but i think that was sort of the appeal for me.
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