Matching outfits-stupid looking?

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Hi,
I was going to make my 4 year old a nice dress for a wedding we're going to
and thought it'd be cute and fun if we had the same dress, in different
sizes of course.  Would that look lame?

Another thing I was thinking of was making different dresses using the same
fabric.  Would that be cooler?

Thanks,
Sheila B.



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Penny,

I think you're right.  I knew it was gay, but I saw a pattern that had mom
and daughter sizes and thought, "Gee if they make a pattern for doing that
sort of thing...It must be okay."   Now I just need to find a stunning
dress.  :)

Sheila B.



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Sheila wrote:

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I like your second idea better.

Jane



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Sheila wrote:
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Well, yeah, maybe.  It's kinda precious.  I considered a similar project
when mine was about that age, but I figured if my daughter ever wound up
in therapy, something like that was liable to get some major discussion.
  So I decided against the matching thing, and you probably should, too.
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What about different dresses, both of the same influence, style, flavor
or era but each appropriate to the wearer's age, AND in different but
complimentary fabrics.  Lots of fabrics come in families of similar
theme and complimentary colors.

Kathleen




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"Penny S." wrote:
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Glad to see I'm not alone in this thought!  You see quite a few patterns
for this sort of thing, and it ONLY looks good for weddings, in my
view.

Having said that, I did have a kids version of a really nice Vogue dress
my mum had...  Because it was cut with Magyar sleeves, there was acres
of expensive fabric left over, so she made a copy for me.  My sis liked
the dresses so much that she wanted one, but had it in a different
colour.  They were very plain dresses, and rather posh, and we didn't
look cutsy in them, so it CAN work, but I don't think I'd set out to do
it deliberately.
--
Kate  XXXXXX (Also mother of a boy!)
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I have a 5 year old girl and don't like the matching idea.  Somehow it seems
to lack imagination or even personality.  Go with the different look, same
colour and make sure you both look fabulous but in different ways!

Viviane

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Sheila,

I have read the other responses, so now I am not afraid to put in my 2
cents worth.  I once thought the outfits were really cute, however,
there was a recent airing of "Mommie Dearest" and lo and behold, Joan
Crawford and her daughter were dressed in identical dresses - fabric and
style.  That pretty much decided me against ever wanting to make
matching outfits.  Probably the only thing that will match is the annual
Christmas present of pajamas - DH and DS always get matching pj bottoms,
and DH convinced me that it would be cute if DD and I had matching pjs
as well.  Of course, they won't ever be worn out in public, so I guess
that makes it okay, right??

Larisa

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Re: Matching outfits-stupid looking?
If you don't do have matching dresses now, don't be surprised if the
idea come us at a later date.  When my daughter was in about 1st or 2nd
grade, she wanted us to have matching dresses for Easter.  When I was
ready to buy the same fabric in a different color for my dress, she
burst into tears at the store!  I made the dresses the same, fabric and
color, and wore mine once.  She was happy and it didn't matter to me.
By the way, she isn't in therapy, yet, and we get along wonderfully :-)

Suzanne

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"Stepford" is the word tha springs to my mind.

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I think so, but then I've only been on the receiving end of the
"mother-daughter" outfits.

gabrielle

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Having been the off spring half of the mother/daughter craze in the 50s all
I can say is DON'T do it!   *leaving to get cool cloth for the back of my
neck*

Val



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On Tue, 12 Aug 2003 03:24:10 +0000, Sheila wrote:
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Maybe, as its a wedding. As an alternative - what about the same pattern,
but different but co-ordinating fabnrics??

OTOH, all the Mum-daghter dress patterns I've seen have been fairly casual
pinafore style dresses (what you in the US call a jumper I think), which
would not be what I'd chosse to wear to a wedding for myself!

How about, you just go for matching / co-ordinating accessories? Or make
your daughter a little shoulder bag out of your dress fabric?

Just some randon ideas!

Sarah

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   Yes, unless you're part of the presentation.

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   Yes, but you'd still look something like the Partridge Family.
JMHO. HAND!
--Karen M.

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Melinda:
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Kate:
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   There was a tribe of musicians at the MichRenFest yesterday dressed
in all the same fabrics. On the one hand, you could tell that they
belonged together. OTOH, it didn't look all that attractive.
--Karen M.

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IMS wrote:

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I have to go make some doll clothes now. DD will love this. Thanks!


Jane


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One of my first fabric memories is of a green taffetta skirt my
mother made me, from the remnants from the fabric she used to make
herself an evening gown.  I thought it was the best - so grown up
(I would have been about five at the time).  

I was less keen on the matching outfits she made for my two
sisters and myself.

Jill

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julia wrote:


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However, this could, while drawing "isn't that cute" comments from other
guests, cause animosity from the familes of the couple getting married.
  After all, isn't the wedding day supposed to be "their" day.  Also,
the bridesmaids dresses are probably all going to be matching, so it may
just be a little odd.....similar styles for mom and daughter, but in
different colors might be a better way to go.

L


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Melinda Meahan - take out TRASH to reply wrote:
<Karen M. wrote:
<Another thing I was thinking of was making different dresses using the
same fabric. Would that be cooler?
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A0A0A0Yes, but you'd still look something like the Partridge
Family. JMHO. HAND!
Or maybe the Trapp Family Singers (anybody else remember the playclothes
made from drapes in "The Sound of Music"?)
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Now THEY were scary clothes! ;)
Kate XXXXXX
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Cea, I have made LOADS of garments out of curtain fabric, and not just
for stage use (I have some lovely red stuff just waiting for the right
moment in the loft as I type!), BUT not a single one was made of mustard
gas yellow stuff with flowers the size of cabbages on it!  I HOPE I have
more taste than that...
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Kate  XXXXXX
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floral drapery material when I was 18 yo. l almost died of heat exhaustion
wearing it in 90* weather, but that's another story...

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stage use (I have some lovely red stuff just waiting for the right moment in
the loft as I type!),

I, too, have made lots of skirts from drapery fabric - frequently long evening
skirts for summer wear.  I found them perfect for going out to summer theatre
and opera etc., as I didn't need a slip under them, and I could also get away
without stockings, just high heel sandals on my feet.  Much cooler in the end
than lots of other things I could mention.

Olwyn Mary.



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< snipped-for-privacy@diceyhome.free-online.co.uk (Kate=A0Dicey) ---
snipped-for-privacy@webtv.net wrote:
A0A0HEY NOW!!! Watch it!! I had a very classy ankle-length skirt
I made from floral drapery material when I was 18 yo.
A0A0A0l almost died of heat exhaustion wearing it in 90*
weather, but that's another story...
A0A0A0A0A0A0A0Cea, <yodeling as she sews.>
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<Cea, I have made LOADS of garments out of curtain fabric, and not just
for stage use (I have some lovely red stuff just waiting for the right
moment in the loft as I type!), BUT not a single one was made of mustard
gas yellow stuff with flowers the size of cabbages on it! I HOPE I have
more taste than that...  
Kate XXXXXX
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   Well, I recently saw a pic of my 'O'Hara skirt' (as I dubbed it), and
I still think it was pretty--a nice vivid red floral print, very dense
design, not over-scale for a garment.
  I've seen some beautiful uph/drapery fabric which I thought would make
a great jacket, but have resisted buying it so far.
   My local Hancocks has made-up garments hanging above the fabrics, and
one of them is a very posh looking. long red jacket, made from expensive
uph. fabric. This red theme keeps recurring, doesn't it?|
                         Cea


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