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Topic: 50's Inspired Ensemble for Toddler  (Read 9727 times)
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« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2012 12:32:45 PM »

That's a beautiful ensemble!  Your DD looks beautiful.
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« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2012 12:55:56 PM »

Ooh, thanks for the bolero pattern!  Lucky you for such an awesome fabric find!

ScrappySue, you're my hero...I don't mind hand hemming, but the thought of doing a circle skirt scares me, for some reason.

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« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2012 04:55:30 AM »

This is one of the most beautiful outfits I have ever seen. I am floored, wow...that's all I can say. I would LOVE to be able to make something like this for my daughter *sigh*, but my sewing skills are mediocre at best.
« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2012 01:40:26 PM »

Awwwww....! This is one of the sweetest things I've ever seen, both dress and your little pin-sess!  Cheesy

I have sometimes used two-sided iron-on tape to hemming evening gowns when I didn't want hemming to be seen... Oh what am I explaining, I was just lazy Wink

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« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2012 12:51:41 PM »

ADORABLE!! The dress is immaculate and she is precious in the pictures.

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« Reply #15 on: April 02, 2012 03:27:30 AM »

So precious!!!

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« Reply #16 on: April 05, 2012 11:20:58 PM »

Circle skirts are my favourite thing! I was so pleased when I learned how to hem one properly, and also fairly easily.

FIRST RULE! If you want your hem to hang straight, hang the garment up for 24 hours to let it fall, and trim it to a proper circle again. The diagonal (bias) will stretch more than the straight grain, thus the wobbly hem after a day of wearing.

This may seem kind of loosey-goosey, and it is, but it's the best way to hem that evil beauty. Don't try and measure everything every inch and press or you will get frustrated. First, turn the hem up approximately a quarter inch while sewing, and stitch right on the very edge of the fold. Go all the way around, then pull out your shears and trim that quarter right down to nothing, be careful not to cut your stitching, but you want to be almost about to.

Once you've trimmed that all off, start sewing again, tucking that little bit of hem up and stitching in the middle of it. its easiest to work with the wrong side up so you can see the edge. This is called a baby hem, and is essentially just two folds up with two lines of stitching, but on the outside it should just show a single line. Best way to hem a really curved thing Smiley I can write up a tutorial with pictures if anyone would like.

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« Reply #17 on: April 05, 2012 11:23:15 PM »

And now for the real reason for looking in here, that outfit is gorgeous! You wonder why your girls want to be princesses when you dress them up like THAT!?! I would have killed for an outfit like that as a kid... Oh wait I still would. That little baby face with such elegant damask and veil... If that doesn't bring out the desire to have babies in every woman who sees it, I don't know what will!

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« Reply #18 on: April 06, 2012 01:39:26 AM »

Vecrutzi - I for one, would love a tute of your method for hemming a circle skirt.

And thanks for that bit about hanging the dress before hemming, that totally makes sense why I alwasy end up with wonky hems after I wear it. I know it always says in the pattern instructions to hang before hemming but my mom always told me I didn't need to do that.....although as I get older and have started doing more research about sewing, I've found out that she's been wrong about a lot of her "shortcuts" but hey, now I know why she never made anything other than halloween costumes since they're only worn once and don't have to fit perfect  Wink

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« Reply #19 on: April 06, 2012 08:15:31 AM »

What about a very tiny lace edging instead of hemming?  It should go with the look of the dress without ruining it and it will be much faster than hemming.

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