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« on: August 16, 2011 08:24:23 AM »

I made a dress for Romy (12). It's the first dress I ever made.
I used a pattern from a Dutch magazine (Knip Mode nr.5, 2010) and made some adjustments.
It is a princess line, with pleads, in a small adult size (Romy is tall for her age).
I hope you like it.

Thank you for looking.
Romy and I would love to know what you think of her new dress!

Edited to add Romy's original design (we looked for a pattern to match it).
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« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2011 08:53:45 AM »

It looks great!

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Look twice, decide I can make one instead.
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« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2011 09:08:50 AM »

So many dress now days are all slutty with low cut collars, skimpy straps or no straps at all, super short & such.  Which I hate, as its all about how much skin a person can show.  But this!!!  I think its gorgeous and elegant.  Very 1950s ish, which I love!  You did an amazing job.  I am so wanting this dress for myself.  I love the style and the fabric is perfect.

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« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2011 09:27:13 AM »

Love the polka dots!

« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2011 04:20:47 PM »

So very cute! Cheesy

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« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2011 05:35:32 PM »

It's super cute! I want one just like it but in blue!

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« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2011 07:00:30 PM »

very nice Smiley I like it belted best, but I think it is a very flattering cut for Romy Smiley
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2011 07:35:33 PM »

Adorable. I love the polka dots.

« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2011 08:28:37 AM »

Very nice! I love the red! I made the same one in black Cheesy


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Did you also have trouble with the zipper? I am wondering whether to put the zipper in before I close the skirt next time, because my seam wasn't the same in the skirt and top. I ended up taking the dress apart again and putting sewing an extra line next to the existing seam on the skirt and putting a new zipper in.. I also shifted the top a bit so the lines followed the pleats Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2011 11:15:05 AM »

Thanks for your kind replies, everyone!
Romy and I are very glad you like her dress.

Missmoppet, the neckline of this dress was lower too, originally. But we decided to make it a bit higher.

Inu86, your dress looks gorgeous!

My seams matched up, so I left an opening in the seam of the bodice and the skirt, long enough for placing the zipper. I'm kind of a perfectionist (understatement...) and I pin and baste (rijg) first.
Next time, sew just one side of the skirt (the side without the zipper) before you attach it to the bodice. That way you can make sure the zipper-side matches.

I also notice that you folded all of the pleads in the same direction. It doesn't look bad, but you were supposed to fold them in two directions, from the centre to the sides. That way your top would probably have matched the skirt.
Anyhow, your dress looks great!

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