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Topic: 50's dress for a niece, Vikingmom style  (Read 2525 times)
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« on: July 31, 2009 05:39:16 AM »

I'm so thrilled with this!  I was totally inspired by Vikingmom's post which I just bumped (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=312186.0).  I made this for my niece whose mom is really into 50's/rockabilly stuff.  I just hope it fits!  This was made in a size 3 (I hope), but it is shown on my size 5 kiddo-- that's why it's a little short and tight.

I don't know how to shirr, so I used elastic in the back and super long ties. (Maybe too long?? Huh)

I also added a little netting to an underskirt to help give it a little flair.  I will probably make it longer next time...  

The dots are from Wal-Mart and I had to make the bias tape because I'm cheap.  Next time I'll save myself a couple of hours.   Roll Eyes
Do you think she'll like it?   Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2009 05:53:59 AM »

That is adorable. I had the same dots and totally botched them not so long ago. The dress is so cute and I'm sure she'll love it.
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« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2009 05:57:41 AM »

Wow that is adorable!!! I have to make one for myself  Cheesy

« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2009 06:19:19 AM »

So adorable!!!
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2009 11:25:48 AM »

yay!!! I love it, its super cute, and polka dots are perfect. This is were I learned to shirr http://indietutes.blogspot.com/2007/06/shirred-top.html. Its awesome!!!

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« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2009 08:27:32 PM »

Too gorgeous!  I'm sure mum and girlet will adore it.  I know I would, if I happened to be clever enough to make that, or lucky enough to be gifted it.  Well done!

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« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2009 09:35:45 PM »

ADORABLE! I love the long ties in back...I think they are so much cuter when they hang down a bit. I see that a lot in boutique clothes.

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