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« on: July 21, 2010 07:06:32 PM »

Hi, first topic!

I fell in love with this hawaiian print fabric and thought it'd make super cute sundresses for my girls. I used a ready-made dress for inspiration, but basically drafted the pattern myself. The skirt is a full circle skirt because Eldest Daughter loves twirly dresses. The bodice is self lined, with shirring in the back and ties for the straps.

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Back view (looks a little loose here but the shirring tightened up after I steamed it):



Full circle skirt (pic during first fitting):



And Youngest Daughter wanted to try it on too (yes they practically wear the same size, tho they're 2 years apart...)



Youngest daughter now has her own dress, but the skirt is just a regular gathered skirt because I didn't have enough fabric left for another circle skirt. She loved it anyway. (I don't have a pic of the second dress, but you get the idea). I'm super pleased with how these turned out and my girls love the dresses!

Thanks for looking!  Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2010 07:49:45 PM »

Super cute!  Love the fabric.
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« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2010 03:27:39 AM »

 Smiley  What lovely dresses!

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« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2010 12:55:21 AM »

Beautiful !  :-)
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« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2010 05:46:23 PM »

Thank you!  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2010 01:59:43 PM »

lovely idea, so sweet having a dress for each of them
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« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2010 06:44:02 PM »

Heaven forbid one of them gets a dress and the other doesn't... Luckily, they're still young enough that they think matching dresses are pretty cool.  Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2010 07:44:49 PM »

So pretty!! I've been wanting to make something with a circle skirt for the bottom, but the gigantic amount of fabric it would use up keeps me from doing it!  Wink
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« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2010 05:59:13 PM »

Yep, lots of fabric in the circle skirt.... But worth it sometimes!
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