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« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2010 08:58:00 PM »

super cute great job
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« Reply #11 on: July 19, 2010 10:45:14 PM »

It looks super cute on her as a dress, but I agree with everyone else...if she's more comfortable in pants, I'd go mid thigh. 
What pattern did you use?
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« Reply #12 on: July 20, 2010 07:22:12 AM »

I think it looks great either way, is the fabric light enough where you could temp tack it up for the top,then let it out for a dress.
It is very pretty, I am also curious about the pattern used. My daughter would love it.
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« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2010 11:28:50 AM »

It looks super cute on her as a dress, but I agree with everyone else...if she's more comfortable in pants, I'd go mid thigh. 
What pattern did you use?

She chose the pattern, it was a simplicity  Roll Eyes 2882, view C. Of course it required some reworking for me as simplicity patterns usually do. I don't always follow the recommended instructions Wink . First, her measurements had her between a size 14 and 16, of course having used their patterns before, I cut a size 12 and ended up having to take that in after I fit her. Looking back, I should have cut the size 10. Also, the piece for the back of the bodice back ended up being about 1 1/2 inches too short after I put the front pieces together. Luckily, I had bought the recommended yardage so I had plenty left over to cut new back pieces that were longer. I'm going to use the short back pieces to make a bag for her to carry her phone and lip gloss in at the wedding. Hate to waste that cute fabric! The straps are also on backwards on her dress. They are curved and when I tried to put them on the way the pattern suggested, the only way to get them to lie flat on her shoulders was to have them criss-crossed in the back. I actually wanted to keep it that way because I thought it was cute but she overruled me. So the front of the straps are actually attached to the back of the dress.

It was a pain figuring out the changes as I went but overall, I'm happy with how it turned out. I'm thinking about knitting a black, lacy shrug to wear over it if anyone knows of a quick, easy pattern. I only have a couple of days to make it.
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« Reply #14 on: July 20, 2010 01:01:12 PM »

I think the pants win -- she likes it better, it definitely looks sassier and more hip (even in the pictures of her she looks sassier in the pants; in the dress alone she looks kinda sheepish Wink )  AND, because she's blonde and on the pale side, just the white dress makes her look a little unicolor. Wink You know, washed out. The pants give the outfit that extra kick of bold color that picks up the black music notes. Boom!  Wink

The dress itself looks great, though -- nice job, AND nice job wrangling with all the silly pattern instructions and defects! And I love the idea of a music notes dress. Fun!

As for length, that length looks OK to me over pants . . . and it could also go up a few inches if wanted; I agree with the "no higher than mid-thigh" as posted earlier. (black shrug would be fine, but certainly not required, if it means two days of furious knitting! ;o)

woot! well done. have fun at the wedding!
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