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« on: November 26, 2008 02:32:25 PM »

I wanted to make a new dress for my little one for thanksgiving and this is what I came up with:

It is from simplicity pattern 3854 with some alterations. I lined the bodice since I was using stretch material (and I didn't want to do biased tape) plus no zipper.
I also made a jacket since it will be a little chilly:

This was from a modified version of Butterick pattern 5896. I made it and it was HUGE, so I had to size it down.
I would have a picture of her in it, but she has decided that she HATES it and won't let me put it on. I tried and she was screaming at the top of her lungs, "OFF! OFF!" so, I stopped. THEN, she saw it on the table, picked it up and threw it on the ground! Isn't she too young (18 months)  to have such strong opinions of fashion?
  Hopefully she will be in a better mood tomorrow and I will be able to get it on her!
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2008 02:53:45 PM »

I love the outfit. And I feel your pain...my DD is 2 and if she doesn't like it she throws it away....while she screams EWWWWWWW!!!!
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« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2008 04:37:09 PM »

Cute outfit. Love the fabric. I think self lining is easier than bias and looks better too.
I think it's more about mood than fashion. If someone else puts it on she'll want it. Trick is having another child the same size around...
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Good luck tomorrow. I guess you could try "wear the dress or go naked"... That can back fire tho...
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« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2008 05:53:17 PM »

man, you officially have me TERRIFIED. my DD is sixteen months and I don't know what I would do if she didn't want to wear something I made her. So far she seems to think everything is delightful, although i doubt she can tell the difference between home-made and store bought, although obviously knows when she is wearing 'new' clothes....
the only thing she really hates is the sleeper sac i made her, and that's kind of a given. THAT she screams NO! at and runs away from. She's pretty good though, once she's lost she tends to accept defeat, so maybe i shouldn't be too worried about the clothes thing....

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« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2008 06:05:47 PM »

I love the fabric. It looks like a comfy dress. I think the thing with your DD is she's a little girl. They are all around very opinionated. My 2 DD tries to tell everyone in the house what to do. If my 5 month old drools. She tells him bad boy baby and shakes her finger at him.

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« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2008 06:53:10 PM »

I think it's a very cute dress.  Your DD will come around.  I agree having another kid around the same age and if they like it she'll definitely want it back.  Can't wait to see modeled pictures. 
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« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2008 11:10:52 PM »

Thanks everyone! I hope to get some pictures of her in it tomorrow! I think that if I work her up to wearing it...  she won't have a problem with it... hopefully. I never know why she hates things that I make... It is not like she can really tell... I think that this dress is not something that a 18 month old would know that I made... she didn't see me make it. I am slightly positive that I will make her wear it tomorrow... and, if she refuses... she will still wear it because I made it for her... she has no choice (what a mean mom) Wink.
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2008 07:50:31 AM »

 Grin i think the set is beautiful and i laugh so hard when i read your daughters actions. its a good thing, shows shes above average to make opions already. put the dress on a bear. make a big fuss on how cute it is and wait a couple of days. put dress on dd. make even bigger fuss Grin.
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« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2008 08:21:23 PM »

awww too funny .... I hope she wore it for you Smiley
great job ! !

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« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2008 11:40:14 AM »

I did get her to wear it without any trouble. She spontaneously changed her mind. She saw it hanging on my door and said "dress on" so I guess that she had time to come to terms with it. What a girl. She insisted on wearing it with her necklace, purse and baby too, so she was so womanly.  Cheesy
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