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« on: June 26, 2009 04:03:58 PM »

My cousins little girl turns 1 soon and my nephews little girl is 1 in september, so I've made 2 dresses.  


The first one is a simplicity pattern which was shortened with a ruffle bottom and antique buttons.





The next one is my own design.  It has an elastic back & a fold over button hole which allows for room growth.




the original idea


I have another little niece who is 6months in a few weeks, so I've made the following dress
 (it needs an iron)

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« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2009 04:11:52 PM »

Sooo Cute! Love the fabric you picked for both dresses.
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« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2009 02:01:11 AM »

thank you very much.  The first one is a white cotton with little spots on it.  It was the last of the material from a top I made for myself.
The second was a fat quarter given to me.  I'm making a top out of the piece I have left of it for my 4 month old great neice.  The shiny green glitters in the sunlight.  It is lovely fabric.

They have been delivered and both parents are very happy.

It's so nice to make for little girls. Having a boy means sewing is a bit predictable.

Tracy

PS excuse my hubby's nasty habit in the first pic. forgot it was on the table.  He has to go in the garden for his roll up.  so our house is smoke free.
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« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2010 07:22:41 AM »

I really like the second one that allows room for growing. Is there a tutorial for this? Or at least the buttons and elastic bit as I'm unfamiliar with those (truth be told I've never used my button hole maker but there's always a first time for everything)
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« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2010 08:13:05 AM »


This pic might help, but if it doesn't I'm going to make another one this year and will
do a tutorial if I can.

Though I will try to explain.  the elastic is 3/4 of the length of the back section arm hole to arm hole.  I put the elastic under tension and sewed it to the fabric. 
by under tension I stretched it arm hole to arm hole. 
Thus fabric flat and elastic stretched. 
Onced sewed the elastic would be not under tension and the fabric would be gathered.

Button holesdon't be frightened.  sometimes they will go wrong, but usually because you've set the machine up wrong.  Advice, just pratice first. 
They are not as scary as you think.
On the top I made the straps too long so I put a button hole near the end and then one about an inch higher. 
I folded the fabric so that the button went through both button holes as in pic 8 on my original post,
but they could be used independently if you so wished.
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