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« on: October 14, 2007 12:28:49 AM »

finally finished the flower girl dresses!  it was hard to stuff them in a box and mail them away--but i was very very glad to be finished.  my oldest was at school, so there aren't any shots of the two of them together--just imagine all this cuteness times two.
(trial run previously posted here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=194172.0)

i have no idea what this pose is about...little teapot?  is it just me, or do the armholes look really big?  i even took them in.

i'm so relieved, the red sash doesn't look vile!  the red she chose is more raspberry/wine than the tomato red i was envisioning.

i also made matching boleros--i used the dress bodice pattern pieces as a jumping-off point and modified to get these.  i was going to add a peter pan collar, but didn't have time to tweak any more.  they are supersoft velour, lined with the same heavy satin the dresses are made with.

"are we done yet?"

i'm so pleased with the boleros, i made them just the right length to show off the sashes

poofy crinoline!  whee!

detail shots:

all seam allowances are serged

miles of crinoline!  i edged it with a rolled hem, even though the pattern called for a raw edge--i think it looks a little more crisp and finished this way

blind hem stitch!  not pressed out properly...

i used a large-ish bead as a closure for the boleros...i ran the buttonhole vertically, but should have made it horizontal.  this is slowly killing me inside

thanks for looking!
« Last Edit: October 14, 2007 08:12:17 PM by EmilyFlew - Reason: edited to comply with craftster guidelines » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2007 12:44:41 AM »

what a little cutie!!

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« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2007 12:56:02 AM »

this is slowly killing me inside

LMAO!  You must let it go...everything is really beautiful!!

« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2007 01:09:34 AM »

the dress is VERY nice but the bolero is perfect.  I really think it compliments the dress perfectly.  Love it.
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2007 01:35:37 AM »

Very cute and nicely made - good job! I charge 75UKP each for bridesmaid dresses - but that is grown up sized ones..so the amount you quoted sounds fine. Don't undercharge yourself Smiley You sound so much like me - I get wound up by tiny details on my paid work too! Generally you are making things for folks who can't sew - so they are used to rubbish RTW and will think you are a genius LOL!

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« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2007 05:54:49 AM »

I can't sew a stitch, but I think your price sounds like a great deal. I definately wouldn't charge any less than that or it wouldn't be worth your time.  This dress and the little bolero are just darling- and don't worry about the button-hole! Wink
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2007 05:56:29 AM »

I love the pictures!  The dress is beautiful and very well made.  I think your price sounds very fair maybe even a little low  Smiley  Don't under sell yourself.

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« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2007 06:33:58 AM »

You did lovely work, so meticulous, and the dress and bolero look wonderful! I think your idea of pricing is quite fair.
And your little model did a great job, too.
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2007 09:34:29 AM »

I love it! They look really nicely made! And i think thats a fair price, but i think you could even go a little higher
« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2007 10:12:43 AM »

Wow i love this dress! I love the color as well. Its beautiful!
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