6.09.2012

More New Dresses

These are the new style of dresses I've been experimenting with. The pattern, more like a 'recipe', is fairly easy to follow, even for a novice like me.

Leia has Tinker Bell fabric, her current favorite 'princess'.

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This was the first dress I made, and I followed the pattern carefully. There's a 3" hem (changed to a rolled hem on Addy's) and the straps are sewn on by machine, which is too messy for my taste.

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I'd thought about ripping these out and re-doing them, but now I'm leaning toward leaving them alone but doing future dresses differently. I do like the finished edge around the armhole.

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Addy loves the color blue, horses and has curly hair, so when I saw the bolt of "Brave" fabric, I grabbed it.

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The movie isn't even out yet but Addy has the dress.

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Hers is extra long - did I mention she grew 5" last year?? - with a rolled hem and hand sewn straps and armhole edging.

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It took a LOT more time but was definitely worth it. Love the finished look.

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Both girls love their dresses and Addy has asked, pretty please, if should can have more. Why yes, my dear, I think we can arrange that.