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« on: February 07, 2008 03:46:05 PM »

The other day I was going through my tyke's things and found a couple of very cute Zutzano knit fabric blankets. One of them has an Easter theme -- okay, so it's bunnies hanging laundry, but still....it's cute and I thought "Hey! I wonder if I could make a cute dress from this instead of taking it to the consignment shop." Turns out, yes, yes I *can* make a cute dress from it! The blanket had two different fabrics and a bound edge. I used one side for the back, a combination for the front, and the binding for the, well, binding!  Wink



This dress is a lot of firsts for me: first knit dress, first bound edges (instead of hemming), first time combining commercial pattern with my own draft....first time in days that I got in to the sewing room.... Tongue

My tyke's been sick (ear infection) for a few days, but she sucked it up to model for me, and the pics show the dress pretty well.

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and the original blanket. I'm going to use the tag in the dress, too!



My question: should I bind the bottom or make it a lettuce edge?

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« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2008 03:52:40 PM »

THAT IS GORGEOUS! Seriously SO CUTE!
i would say bind the edge not lettuce
it looks so cozy i wish i could make one my size!!

ps your tyke is quite adorable Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2008 04:00:49 PM »

Oh, yes indeed! you surely made the sweetest dang dress.

I see your quandry about the bottom -- I'd lettuce the bottom perhaps using thread that matches the limey binding you used elsewhere. Give it a freer more springy look? Eh, it would look good either way, methinks too.

Is tyke sick? My she looks lovely and what a good sport!
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« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2008 04:08:52 PM »

Adorable!  I love the binding and would repeat it for the bottom hem, but then I'm not exactly a lettuce edge girl. 
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« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2008 04:12:07 PM »

This is adorable!  And your little one is mighty cute too!  I'm so impressed with your taking apart the blanket and making it into a dress! Smiley 

I'm partial to the lettuce edge with a green/matching thread...
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« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2008 04:13:56 PM »

Thanks for the nice comments!

Tyke is sick, but feeing better today. She's lucky -- she's photogenic, even when she's not terribly cooperative.

Hubby just got home and likes it, too. Sad to see the blanket gone, but the dress is cute enough, he supposes!  Roll Eyes

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« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2008 08:17:51 PM »

Adorable. I'm now inspired to go digging through my daughter's linen closet.  Wink
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« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2008 08:54:01 PM »

That is sooo cute!  You did an excellent job!  I have several blankets like that (in fact theres one on our couch right now for no apparent reason) I am so gonna have to steal your idea Cheesy  Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2008 10:09:44 PM »

goodness, great recon!  Very inspiring.  Whatever you do to the bottom is going to look great  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2008 11:33:51 PM »

Wow, knit totally scares me. Good job!
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