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princess nell
« on: February 07, 2007 06:50:58 PM »

So, my Grandma died last fall and as a sort of weird homage to her, her daughters and granddaughters all made red dresses for the funeral. We did this because she taught our family to sew and her favorite color was red.
Anyway, I inherited her patterns, so I used one of them to make my dress (with a lot of help from my mom!).
The pattern is Butterick 7750

And here's me in my dress....I added waitress cuffs because the sleeves seemed a little blah as they were.


And a big thanks to my dog for getting in the shot!
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« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2007 07:12:58 PM »

What a wonderful and thoughtful idea! Your dress is beautiful!
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« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2007 07:43:23 PM »

how wonderful! You did a terrific job & what a wonderful way to pay homage to your Grandmother!
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« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2007 07:55:20 PM »

you did  beautiful job on that dress! Vintage patterns can be tricky to fit. But it looks like you did a fabulous job on the fit of it. Sounds like a wonderful family memory. I hope there are pictures of them all.
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« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2007 10:41:31 PM »

Hell yeah! That dress is freakin' cute!
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« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2007 05:32:06 AM »

Wow, that is a beautiful dress and it fits like a glove!
I think your Grandmother would be proud.
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« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2007 07:52:05 AM »

an absolutely gorgeous dress. i like the cuffs, adds a nice touch. 
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« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2007 08:05:19 AM »

I like the dress. It looks great on you. The cuffs add that extra special touch. I know the red dress idea may have looked unusual, but I think it's wonderful. I bet she gave a great big grin when she saw it, cause she knew how much you all loved her to make and wear red dresses for her. I love the Butterick pattern. You are pretty brave to tackle a vintage pattern and make it come out great, too!!
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princess nell
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2007 02:36:04 PM »

Thanks for the kind words, everyone! Secretly- it was kind of a pain in the buttocks; the zipper is smack in the middle of the back and the v-neck collar is kinda inset into the fabric. Totally weird. But I've got quite a few patterns and I can't wait to try again!
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« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2007 02:39:50 PM »

wow, thats beautiful, and what a great way to remember your grandma. i acctually think i have that exact sme pattern! you have so inspired me to dig it out.....
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