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Lissa
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2004 10:51:05 PM »

Do you know what year that patten is?  I would LOVE to try this dress!
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phoebe0506
« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2004 11:16:01 PM »

 Lucky you! I have the pattern sitting right here. The pattern is from 1984. It just turned 20, it's truly vintage, awwww.
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evlcuddlz
« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2004 01:02:36 PM »

Very cute!!  A little hint I picked up about gathers...invest in some clear elastic.  You'll want to stretch it out a few times first, but after that, it should always bounce back to its original length.  Cut a piece long enough for what you want you FINISHED gathered piece to be (ie. cut it to the length of the bottom of your bodice).  Pin the elastic to either end of the piece to be gathered (which would be the skirt, in this case), and stretch it.  I usually will add a few more pins just to make sure the gathers are even.  Zig zag the elastic to the fabric while stretching the elastic.  When you're done, you should have an evenly gathered piece that'll fit perfectly to the piece you want to match it up to.  I have a ruffler foot too, but when I made my petticoat, the clear elastic was my best friend.
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phoebe0506
« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2004 11:35:44 PM »

 Mmmhmmm, I'll keep that in mind. I didn't have any trouble once I figured it out, but easier is always better.
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Lissa
« Reply #14 on: June 09, 2004 04:31:29 PM »

Lucky you! I have the pattern sitting right here. The pattern is from 1984. It just turned 20, it's truly vintage, awwww.
Thanks!  I may have to search for it.
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attagirl
« Reply #15 on: June 10, 2004 03:28:56 PM »

I looked this pattern up on the web b/c it's so cute, but all I came up w/ was this
http://www.grandmashouse.ws/patterns/LadiesRetroP3.html
are you sure it's simplicity 6408? 
Great job, it looks so cute!
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phoebe0506
« Reply #16 on: June 10, 2004 10:25:41 PM »

Interesting. Well, I swear it's 6408, and here's the picture to prove it!




Well, the pictures are kind of small, but hopefully you can see them.

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« Reply #17 on: June 10, 2004 11:13:21 PM »

Why thank you. There were several other styles of dress, but this one had the best back. The others were dumb.
I think the other backs look alright. But the back you chose definitely looks best w/ that floral fabric. Plus it's not as "80ish" as the others.  I think I have that same sheet. I am in the process of tearing it up for quilt squares. Where is our sheet respect? Huh
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« Reply #18 on: July 05, 2004 01:41:34 AM »

That's so pretty, the back reminds me of my sister's prom dress. The fabric looks nice with it too. It really does make a person think of running in a field of daises. Very cute
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blackcupcake
« Reply #19 on: August 27, 2004 05:29:39 AM »

that dress is so cute!!!
do you have any idea where i can get the pattern???
i will have to find that pattern now that i saw it...
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