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« Reply #220 on: June 13, 2006 01:00:34 PM »

That's adorable, MyDestny! I love the black & white.

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« Reply #221 on: June 13, 2006 02:20:53 PM »

Wow!  I love that dress, particularly the fabric combination.  Beautiful!  Did you use the new, re-release of it, or an older version?

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« Reply #222 on: June 13, 2006 02:23:04 PM »

MyDestny, I love the black/white combination, and your daughter looks great in it--and very sassy!

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« Reply #223 on: June 13, 2006 06:51:54 PM »

That is so cute!

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« Reply #224 on: June 13, 2006 07:19:12 PM »

[quote author=lupinbunny link=topic=89632.msg946837#msg946837 date=1149754686

i'm waiting on the pattern (bought it off ebay), and trying to decide on whether i want to make the skirt less full (more like the actual vintage pattern, not the reissue).
if i was to make it less full, how would i go about that? [/quote]

I'd like to know too. I really like this dress but prefer the less full skirt look on me.I don't want to add more width to my pear shape. Undecided
« Reply #225 on: June 14, 2006 11:41:58 AM »

Thanks everyone for the compliments!

DishClothQueen - I used the re-release of the '52 pattern. I made the full circle skirt cuz she definitely wanted the twirl effect and being size 0, she looks good in it!

aunt_carrot - I agree, she is quite sassy!! She has a very dramatic personality (if you couldn't tell)!  Cheesy

It was a pretty easy pattern but we did have a little trouble with it. The smallest cut you could make was a size 8 and since she's a 0 I thought I could just trim after sewing it together. Turned out that 8 was fine and the waist was almost too tight. I used hooks instead of snaps for both the back and front, for fear that it would come undone during her graduation speech. I think hooks are the way to go! They worked great. I just sewed little black bottons on top in the front for decoration.

...i finished off the rest of the ice cream so i expect to be having another butt in the morning!!

« Reply #226 on: June 14, 2006 11:44:25 AM »

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Your daugther looks great in her dress!  I love the fabrics you chose.   Grin

« Reply #227 on: June 14, 2006 11:50:53 AM »

Yeah you gotta watch pattern sizing, it can be really tricky.  I have had many a time where I didn't look at the finished garment measurements and ended up with something either too big or too small
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« Reply #228 on: June 14, 2006 01:29:49 PM »

Ok, I got the '52 re-issue of this dress. We just had a WWII Hanger Dance, and I made this. Daring I must say, for it was the first thing I've made since 7th grade....that was in 1990-something! LOL!  Roll Eyes 
I had to make the thing gimongous to go around my waist it seemed. Needless to say, I got crafty with strips of fabric.
I have no boobage so the top was too big. But all in all I think it turned out ok. I had several good comments on it that night. I was sewing buttons on right before I walked out the door!

The buttons are straight, trying to take a pic of myself makes me stand wonky!

We were encouraged to come in 40's style dress so my neighbor did my hair. The tattoo makes it soooo 40's dontcha think!  Wink  NOT! oh well...told everyone that i was a sailor.....which i am so i wasn't lying...hee hee

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« Reply #229 on: June 14, 2006 02:18:20 PM »

i seriously need to stop procrastinating and go buy this pattern.  i am afraid it will accentuate my hips though

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