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Topic: Doc's "Mermaid Dress" or "Yes! It's nice enough to wear out in public!"  (Read 1077 times)
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Strangefeldt
« on: March 22, 2010 09:36:26 AM »

I am still very new to sewing, and I LOVE it. I just keep on practicing, and making lots of failed experiments.

But I reverse engineered a dress of Doc's (my wee girl's nickname, FYI), and changed the pattern to use elastic instead of a zipper because, well, I hate them. And it makes it easier to get in and out of. Very important when you're 3 1/2 and a very independent dresser. And guess what? It turned out really awesome!

Anyway, here's the final product. Named the "Mermaid Dress" by the little miss:

Twirly Girly:



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Thanks for looking! Constructive criticism always appreciated!
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sunflowerchild
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2010 06:52:15 AM »

Bravo! What a Beautiful dress and an Adorable little girl! I Love the Crisscross of the bodice and the Print is Lovely.
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E-mack
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2010 02:03:23 PM »

I love it - You should be proud !
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vikingmom
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2010 06:29:41 PM »

Good job. I remember when I first started sewing and I can totally relate to failed experiments that you wont let your little one wear past the front door. This dress is really good and it looks like you've been at this for a while. I really like the purple and green color combo. Very pretty!!!
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TeenyBunny
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2010 06:22:27 PM »

I just love this dress!! You did a great job!

I started sewing last fall and did pretty much the same as you. I really studied the construction of the garments we already had and made my own patterns from there. It is fun and addictive and totally freeing to be able to make clothes for my kids (who have a hard time fitting standard sized clothes).
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