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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Pink Overload

There's no particular occasion for me to make the girls matching dresses - and that's probably why I decided to do it now. With a deadline looming, they'd probably have taken me twice as long and I would have enjoyed it half as much. So, 24 darts, 21 french seams and three lined bodices later, we have matching dresses.

I made this dress (Ottobre 2-2002-16) for Grace last year and it's one of my favorites.
Strangely enough, I didn't realize it when I first made it, but the skirt is a full circle divided into 8 gores. I squeezed the three dresses out of 4 yards of this cotton quilting from Hobby Lobby, which meant some of the skirt panels had to be cut on the cross grain. Luckily the pattern allowed for that; if that's affecting the drape of the skirts, I can't really see it.

















This one was taken a hundred years ago. No, actually I was playing around with the photo in Picasa when Picasa took the liberty of saving this version and getting rid of my original. Oops.






7 comments:

  1. OH my goodness! TWENTY FOUR DARTS!?! TWENTY ONE FRENCH SEAMS! Oh girly that makes my head hurt. I love the dresses and love your pictures. Particularly the last three pics. So cute!

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  2. Well good grief. (And how many children do you have, exactly?) These are VERY CUTE dresses (on some very cute kids). Plus, I love that fabric (actually, I think I have a yard of this somewhere, must look...)

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  3. Oh, your girls look adorable. I love the picture with them all sitting inside their circles. Great job!

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  4. Adorable dresses! I love your pictures! Love the one where they have the dresses spread out - they look like beautiful flowers growing on the lawn.

    BTW Picasa sometimes stores a backup file in the directory where the file is - check if there is a ".picasaoriginals" folder where your photo is stored.

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  5. They are too cute!! Makes me want to have another little girl so that I can make matching dresses. Those are so pretty and twirly. I bet the girls love them!

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  6. The girls are too stinking cute! Love the dresses.

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  7. Cute pictures and dresses. I wish I had multiple girls to dress all the same. My SIL is expecting triplets, so maybe I'll get my chance to sew some for someone else anyway.

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