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tsarnicholas
« on: September 04, 2007 09:32:46 AM »

I am making flower girl dresses for an online friend, and since her daughters are so far away, two of my sons have kindly stepped in to model.  These are actually the muslins, the real dresses will be dark brown satin with a dark red sash (I am seriously questioning that colour combo).  I was going to whip them up in broadcloth, but then I decided to bust out the pretty stuff from my stash and make something they can wear.  I am so in love with these dresses.

Sorry for the terrible lighting, I have already packed them up to send off, so I can't retake photos.  Also, ignore the peekaboo pajama pants on the big guy.

Acting pretty:



Apparently being "pretty" means being off-balance:



The back view (I can see that I should have interfaced the zip on the pink dress--it's all ripply.  I have also taken up the hem about an inch, and done a nicer job on it, since taking these pics.):



Details:

Smaller dress: Pink satin with white satin sash, lined with broadcloth, attached crinoline.   
 
Larger dress: White embroidered stretch cotton sateen with purple crepe-back satin sash, lined with broadcloth, attached crinoline.

I used a rolled edge hem on the crinolines and a blind hem stitch on the skirts.  I have a sewing nerd's crush on the blind hem stitch.  I used Simplicity 4647--a very straightforward pattern which goes together nicely. 

I will post the "real" dresses when they're done--likely there will be more cross-dressing for that photoshoot.  Blackmail fodder for the future!
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c.anemone
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2007 09:58:47 AM »

Gorgeous dresses! I love how they are totally 'hamming' for the camera.
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wondermelon
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2007 10:07:03 AM »

Awwww, they make the cutest little flower boys! I like how they're so tilty and the dresses are really adorable.
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« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2007 10:16:14 AM »

Oh my gosh, those photos made me laugh.
Great job!
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« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2007 10:21:28 AM »

HAHAha! oH these are definetly going to be PRIME blackmail photos in the future! 

On topic, i love those dresses, very very sweet!
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« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2007 10:22:56 AM »

i'm amazed that you were able to con them into modeling them for you in the first place!!! kudos!!! soooo funny!!!

I love the "pretty means I stand askew" picture. greatness!!!
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« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2007 10:40:24 AM »

Cute!!!

Also:
Apparently being "pretty" means being off-balance:

It's totally true. Naomi Wolf told me so!
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boingo82
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2007 11:13:55 AM »

My DSs do all of my dress modeling too. Grin  I'm hoping they'll catch teh gay but no luck yet.
Cute dresses, it looks tricky to work with that shiny fabric.
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« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2007 11:46:26 AM »

omg Smiley they're so awesome ^^ they deserve popsicles! Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2007 12:19:53 PM »

haha...this reminds me of the time that I got BOTH my brothers to dress up in my old dresses as a kid!  My aunts have copies of those pictures, and they SWEAR to use them as prime blackmail one day! Grin  Those dresses are so cute!  And aww at your boys for modeling them!  They deserve a treat! Cheesy
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