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« on: June 01, 2014 09:09:06 PM »

Here she is:



I used a piece of fabric left over from making my wedding dress as applique for her dress. I used a new stitch for me, the Palestrina knot, to create an abstract pattern on the underside of her skirt:



Her face is a little wonky, but I'm pretty excited about her hair! I sewed on 6-strand tresses at the "roots," then styled them and sewed them into placed:



The title? I asked my husband for a suggestion, and he thought I should reference the movie, "The Seven Year Itch." Since we've been married for only 3 1/2 years and I had used leftover fabric from my wedding dress, "The Three 1/2 Year Itch" seemed appropriate! Here she is framed and on the wall of my craft room:



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« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2014 09:11:45 PM »

P.S. Did you know that today was Norma Jeane's birthday?
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« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2014 10:44:50 PM »

Lovely. The hair is really great. That was a clever idea.
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« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2014 02:46:43 AM »

She turned out beautiful and you did amazing on her dress and hair.
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« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2014 04:56:05 AM »

Whoa! She is beautiful! I love her dress!
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« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2014 11:03:07 AM »

I love her dress! I love the personal connection to it with a piece of the same fabric from your wedding dress! So amazing!
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« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2014 10:34:30 PM »

I love her dress.  and the texture on her hair is amazing!
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« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2014 08:16:52 AM »

I have such a big love for this! You did such a fab job on the dress... but that hair... you have mad skills there! Wink
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« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2014 08:30:40 AM »

Thank you for the kind words!
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« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2014 12:14:57 PM »

This is done so beautifully! So awesome that you posted it on her birthday even. I was wanting to do this challenge but didn't get the time. I still need to go make your twinchies!
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