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« on: January 17, 2008 04:40:45 PM »

So I found these tights in my daughter's clothes the other day. I'm not sure if I purchased them or if they were given (handed down) from a friend. Anyway, I think they're adorable and needed a dress. I planned to buy some fabric to make said dress and stuck the tights in my purse for matching purposes. Days passed until I had a chance to go shopping. All of my short sleeved shirts are packed away for winter, but I was hot and wanted something cool to wear. I looked through my closet and found this shirt.



It's not maternity, but it is a 26/28 which is a 3X or 4X I believe. I have pics of me wearing it when I was pregnant with my little girl. I realized it was the perfect color and was inspired to make this.



Here's a detail of the hem. I did a fancy, schmancy stitch on my machine using a varigated machine quilting thread. The fabric puckered because I had to pull it a bit thereby stretching it. I like the puckery effect though. I did this around the neckline and hem and think it's rather cute.



Action shot with the tights that inspired the dress. My daughter seems rather pleased with the dress doesn't she? Smiley Or perhaps it's the donut she's eating....

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KissieDumb
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2008 04:44:03 PM »

Nice job!  She does look very pleased...nice work mama!
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« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2008 04:51:44 PM »

Great work! Your daughter is so cute! She looks so cheeky in that picture.
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« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2008 05:16:29 PM »

Very creative use of maternity clothes! Great Job
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« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2008 05:41:08 PM »

 Shocked Love this! Wish I would'a thought of this before I gave away all my maternity clothes Tongue
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« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2008 06:40:21 PM »

I think this is such a great idea! Very fun and makes for a great story to share with her when she's grown a bit Smiley!
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« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2008 08:11:32 PM »

She is so cute!  The dress looks super comfy, I bet she loves it.  It looks great!  I have started using the same hem idea on everything.  It's so simple but looks great!  With kids around anything to make a project go quicker is a winner in my book.
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« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2008 10:53:59 PM »

She looks so proud and happy!  I guess she's thinking of her amazing mommy!!

Those tights ARE adorable, and have the power of creative motivation built in!

So cute! Kiss
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loralie
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2008 02:40:35 PM »

Very nice and a great idea!  I have 3 or 4 maternity dresses that my mom made for me, and I can't bear to give them away.  I might have to reconstruct them for Eva.
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« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2008 03:17:23 PM »

That's such a great idea! Beautiful!
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