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« on: August 22, 2009 09:07:05 PM »

My new goal is to actually use all the adorable print fabrics I have, instead of waiting for the 'perfect' project to use them. I found the US fabric at Hobby Lobby, and used a pattern from the 50's, with a longer skirt and lowered neckline.

Poor Ohio!  They also put the Liberty Bell in Pittsburgh.  Still, this dress would be handy if the little girl had a test on state capitols!  

After I lined the bodice and added the ball trim, and decided it needed a little something more.  Hence, the red bias tape trim!  As an afterthought, I decided to first wash the bias trim and soak it in vinegar water.  Lucky I did:

Yikes!  So glad that didn't bleed on to my dress!

Now I just have to find someone who can use it now.  Or maybe it's one for the hope chest.  You know a dress covered in states with red ball trim never goes out of fashion.  Wink

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« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2009 09:48:49 PM »

I would wear that forever! I love the print and the pattern works perfectly! Great job!!

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« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2009 11:11:10 PM »

What a great fabric!  I love the font in it.  I have a lot of fabric waiting for "the perfect project" too.  I have started making clothes for my friend's almost 3 year old.  Aren't kids clothes faster to make?  I would also suggest (if you could part with it) donating it to a battered women and family shelter.  Great job using a super awesome fabric!

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« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2009 06:12:05 AM »

O my, it is so kitschy and awesome!

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« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2009 02:40:39 PM »

Thanks, guys!  I agree, I would have loved this dress as a little person!!
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« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2009 09:40:09 PM »

I love the shape!
this is the kind of dress that fits my daugther well.
I love the funky fabric!

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« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2009 05:17:43 AM »

Cute dress, I love how the trim works with it.

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« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2009 08:03:33 PM »

I love that dress and the fabric but the trim really makes it!  Do you have the pattern number, I wonder if I could perhaps find it on eBay, it's so adorable! 

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« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2009 08:47:43 PM »

That's some of the coolest fabric I've ever seen? Is it a jersey knit?

Way cute dress!

« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2009 09:35:47 PM »

What unique and adorable fabric! You turned it into a great dress!

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