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« on: August 04, 2008 07:00:20 AM »

daughter and I found fabric at resale shop.. I made this dress without a pattern.
 Thought I would try to do a bandana type dress out of it.. Basically I made a big square and turned it into a diamand.. folded the corner down to make the apron of the dress.... attached an elastic covered with fabric so it would have a little strech..   the skirt was a circle skirt .. It was originally to big to a folded it in on it self.. then I  attached ties so it would tie in the front.. looks like a cute wrap skirt...I sewed it to the dress..
Daughter did not want he back exposed sooo... I made a  racer back from all the left over material.. the looped it over the neck piece..  which I sewed also to the side of the dress for a tighter fit
I think it turned out very nice.  one day I will use patterns.. but for now.. this is kind of fun..

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« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2008 07:04:14 AM »

that fabric is awesome!

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« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2008 07:07:07 AM »

Great fabric find! She looks so happy in it!

( I don't do open back dresses for little girls either... _)
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« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2008 09:24:59 AM »

So cute, the dress and your daughter!

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« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2008 06:51:44 AM »

I agree with everyone else. The fabric is great. I would like for myself. I also agree on the back thing. I have a pattern I've been looking at for my daughter but the back is open. So I'm not sure how to change it. That's great that you can make such a beautiful dress without a pattern.

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