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Topic: Christmas Present: The Dress She Designed Herself  (Read 9082 times)
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« on: January 09, 2012 09:49:34 PM »

For Christmas this year, I decided to make my niece a dress.  So I asked her, what kind of dress would she like?  And then, thinking it's hard to describe that kind of thing even when you're not 6 years old, I asked her to draw a picture of what she wanted.  She did so, very seriously.  She knew what she wanted.


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After she had drawn it she decided she didn't want an orange circle on the front but rather a red star, and she wrote that big NO on the picture to remind me.  She explained to me in no uncertain terms that she wanted the orange lines on the bodice to continue as purple lines on the dress, and that the green things were supposed to be feathers.  She was a pretty demanding client, immediately noticing everything that was not what she wanted at each fitting.  But when it was finished, she was quite happy with the result!


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Once she'd worn it awhile she decided the feathers weren't really working for her and we took them off.  I personally think I could have gotten that crinoline a bit more voluminous, but she didn't seem to mind.  Anyway, as a collaboration, I think we did a pretty great job!  I like the colors, especially.  It was a good lesson in interpreting a design drawing, too.


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Thanks for looking!  I'd love to hear what people think!
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« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2012 10:20:51 PM »

Wow that is super cool you did that for her and it looks super similar I like the design and colors. Looks like she'd make a great fashion designer Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2012 10:22:22 PM »

That's so cute! And what a sweet little designer, I think you did a great job interpreting for your client! Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2012 12:46:05 AM »

Great job!  Kids can be quite firm on what they want.  I'm glad you made your "client" so happy, she looks thrilled!
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« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2012 04:57:54 AM »

Awwww, what a sweet aunt you are!  I think you did a fabulous job! 
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« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2012 08:53:03 AM »

Wow, wow and WOW!

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« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2012 09:43:10 AM »

You did an amazing job of transforming her idea into reality. Obviously, you're both talented!
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« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2012 10:00:20 AM »

Oh my gosh what a great dress! Great aunt and she does look just like the picture she drew.
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« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2012 12:45:56 PM »

Thanks guys!  But although she is my niece, I am not her aunt.  I will leave the solution to this puzzle as an exercise for the reader.
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Sorry sir, I just assumed.  Embarrassed
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