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« on: February 10, 2007 07:52:48 PM »

As soon as I saw this in the thrift store, I knew its destiny...

I am so lucky she's too young to stop me from dressing her  Cheesy


quickie tute:

My pattern is from a pre-existing dress.  Fold tee in half and cut to make two panels, front and back. 

For this you will want a little extra on the sides to sew seams, but not the arms, neck, and hem.
Cut a couple of strips to use as waist ties, if you like.
Separate panels and cut a slightly lower neckline in front panel, if wanted. 
Shape top ties into points for tying (although they were a bugger to edge).

Sew sides of front and back panels together (and ties).
To edge the neckyokes, ties, armholes, and bottom hem, use a wide but tight zigzag stitch.  Let needle zag off the edge of seam while stretching fabric.

(I would of been pulling on the back of the fabric also, but I needed a hand for the picture taking)

More stretch = more ruffles
Place dress on child and offer chocolate if she smiles for the camera. 
When she sticks her tongue out, give her chocolate anyway.

Easy, easy, easy.  Any questions?
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« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2007 08:25:43 PM »

Your the coolest and sweetest mommy ever!! Grin This will be one of those "oh Mom  Roll Eyes" pictures when she's older. Love the creativity and the ruffles, great job.
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« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2007 08:33:37 PM »

Your daughter is absolutely adorable!

Also, I love the original shirt.  It looks even better on your little girl.

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« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2007 08:55:32 PM »

good choice on the shirt i LOVE Bob Marley and the dress looks great!!

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« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2007 09:22:10 PM »

Haha! I LOVE it! When I saw the first picture I had no idea what was going to come, but that little dress is so much better than anything I could have imagined!

I too LOVE the ruffled edges.

Great job!

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« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2007 09:40:05 PM »

Thank-you!  My daughter loves Marley, loves to dance.  I'm taking my kid on a round of music festivals this summer so this little number will get lots of wear (and tie-dye doesn't show the dirt).  (As if I'd care anyway, but its a little bonus).

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« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2007 11:15:05 PM »

I love Bob Marley. You are the coolest mom, your daughter's little dress is so cool. I have question though, how did you make the edges of the dress curl up like that? You did a really great job. It's so cute!

« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2007 03:30:44 AM »

totally gorgeous!! I LOVE this dress and the ruffled edges and your daughter is too cute Grin I wish I knew a little girl to sew for.

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« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2007 04:17:40 AM »

aww the dress is so cute, and so is your daughter!!Id love to sew for little ones Smiley I may make a little dress for my boyfriends niece, shes a few months old and is so cute ^_^
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« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2007 04:43:41 AM »

thats so cute!!! I too would love to know how you got the edges to ruffle like that!! It looks like maybe its surged??

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