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« on: April 13, 2009 10:18:16 AM »

I wanted to make something a little bit dressier for my dd to wear to an Easter party but she spends a lot of time rough-housing with her brother (or any other unfortunate child within her reach) and generally being a tomboy so I didn't want to go the full-dress route.  Plus it was an outdoor party and it's still pretty cold here.  So in the end I made another swing top (sigh...), but made very gathered butterfly sleeves to dress it up a bit.  I couldn't find a tute for the butterfly sleeves so I winged it (pardon the pun) and despite them being maybe a bit too sticky-outy I really liked the way they looked. I love this fabric (and sadly only have enough for one more thing  Cry) and it reverses to red with tiny white dots.

Thanks for looking, feedback always appreciated!  Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2009 10:43:58 AM »

That is ridiculously cute. I love the style and the way it sits on her; it has a vintage look I adore. Sounds like she does as well with dresses as my little girl.  Grin

What a cute shirt for a cute model! Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2009 10:50:41 AM »

Super cute! She looks like she had a lot of fun modeling for you!

You said you only have enough to make one more thing from this fabric, what about a small clutch or zippered pouch for yourself? That way you have something for mom too?

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« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2009 11:12:42 AM »

Thanks guys!

Super cute! She looks like she had a lot of fun modeling for you!

You said you only have enough to make one more thing from this fabric, what about a small clutch or zippered pouch for yourself? That way you have something for mom too?

It's funny you should say that, she actually really disliked it!  She kept tugging at it and saying 'off off' throughout the day.  So I really should make something for myself, she might not wear it again!  Roll Eyes

« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2009 01:27:45 PM »

i love this, and the little sleeves are a great touch!
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« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2009 07:15:38 PM »

That is so cute!  Your daughter is too!  I love the way the back is done, and the sleeves are definitely a nice touch.  I would love something like that for my girls.  The fabric is really cute too.

« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2009 04:23:02 AM »

i love it! I haven't been on much to post lately with life getting in the way just browsing now and then but I saw this and had to post!

One thing I love and am about to make is a incognito wallet search for it on etsy. It's a "feminie product" wallet would only take up a wee bit of that fabric too and you could have something for mommy Smiley I'm going to make them for my SIL and me and hopefully i'm still sewing when my dear girls need them, I can remember how embarrassing it was carrying "stuff" around when I was a teen, but I digress....I love it! I have some instructions for the butterfly sleeves, let me dig them out and i'll send 'em to you pdf


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« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2009 04:46:44 AM »

That is adorable. You shouldn't sigh you made something beautiful!! I love the fabric

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