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« on: August 06, 2013 03:41:21 PM »

After seeing this darling tutorial http://doublestitching.blogspot.it/2012/01/mod-60s-line-dress-tutorial.html I knew just the fabric to use. I'd been hoarding this awesome thrifted pillowcase for a while ($0.59, sweet!) and decided it was time to cut into it. Following the tutorial, I used one of my daughter's tee shirts folded in half and then extended it for length. This was my first time doing any sort of a collar and I just adore a Peter Pan collar. I used the edge/opening of the pillowcase for this part and tried very hard to line up the pattern. I especially like the way the closure in the back is done.

I was almost finished with the dress and was feeling quite clever that things were going so well, no issues or messing up (like usual haha) and then I tried the dress on my daughter and that was when I realized, shitballs! I forgot about the freakin' seam allowance! The dress was too small of course. So I used up the last of the scraps (thank God I saved them in a brief moment of logic!) and made some little inserts to go in the side seams.
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« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2013 05:15:17 PM »

That is an adorable dress.
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« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2013 08:02:59 PM »

Beautiful an amazing job.  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2013 01:28:09 PM »

Wow that is amazing! What a fantastic print on the pillowcase, the dress design really complements it.
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« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2013 06:45:39 AM »

I Love this! It turned out so well  Grin
Can I also say, I'm glad to hear you say shitballs? I'm new (ish) here, and was starting to feel like I may be a bit too crass, especially for a mama. But your profanity has put me at ease (that may sound immature, but what can I say?)
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« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2013 05:51:14 AM »

I Love this! It turned out so well  Grin
Can I also say, I'm glad to hear you say shitballs? I'm new (ish) here, and was starting to feel like I may be a bit too crass, especially for a mama. But your profanity has put me at ease (that may sound immature, but what can I say?)

I feel the same way some times!! On one hand I'm doing all these "cutesy" mom crafts, but then I bust a machine needle and some colorful language starts to fly...  Embarrassed
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« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2013 06:49:54 AM »

I Love this! It turned out so well  Grin
Can I also say, I'm glad to hear you say shitballs? I'm new (ish) here, and was starting to feel like I may be a bit too crass, especially for a mama. But your profanity has put me at ease (that may sound immature, but what can I say?)
"Poop stain!" is another favorite exclamation of frustration. Feel free to use it and pass it on!  Grin
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