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« on: May 15, 2006 06:12:13 AM »

I stitched this up from a pattern by Sense and Sensibility.  Here's the pattern: Swing Dress

It was a project for DH's grandparents' 60th wedding anniversary party.  We all got done up in period dress.  DH found a WWII Marine's uniform on Ebay, other men were able to round up stuff from the local VFW.  We did a vow renewal, and my daughter had a fancy flower girl dress made by MIL.


It was a bit picky, as it's made with "retro" techniques as well.  Lots of pinning and topstitching, rather than flat out sewing the seam.  I have to say, I'm not really impressed with how it made up.  Maybe the fabric was too busy, and it didn't show the detail as well.  I think I could have really made it stand out in a more subdued print and piping at the detail areas.

At any rate, here it is:



And a family pic, DS was being a butt and wouldn't get in the picture:
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« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2006 06:16:15 AM »

The dress looks fantastic -- and I love the heels!  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2006 06:37:43 AM »

I think you look gorgeous!!

And so does your family Smiley

Are WWII reenactment themed  events common?
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« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2006 06:59:53 AM »

Wow you guys look great !!
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« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2006 07:01:57 AM »

I think it looks great.  I like the print fabric but it would definitely look good in a solid too.

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« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2006 12:29:02 PM »

I like the dress but i think the little girls dress is to dye for.... what kind of fabric is that i think i have seen it somewhere before on one of my many shopping trips but anyway both dresses are great
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« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2006 02:15:03 PM »

I love it! I thought at first it was a Folkwear design...

I love how you matched the look with your hair, makeup and shoes! Smiley
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