Tiny frock so far

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It's tiny, and pink, and frilly!

Oh, and tiny...  Did I say that?
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"Kate XXXXXX" wrote...
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Wow, that looks great! And what a good idea to sew it in a way that spares
me the trouble of re-ruffling the frill when the frock gets adapted to her
future size.

Really, before she was born I was so firmly resolved that she should never
have to wear pink if I could help it. but it turned out that pink is
actually a very flattering colour for her rather pale complexion and her
brown eyes. So I take resort in those dusty pinks and purples, mixed with
other colours. The poor darling is so often mistaken for a boy, her hair is
still somewhat short and she often wears a mischiveous expression on her
round face that is often associated with boys. And she has, for common, a
huge wardrobe of hand-me-downs from her male cousins. A couple of pink
frills won't harm, I think. ;-)

U.



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Ursula Schrader wrote:
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No, they won't!  It looks a little long...  Can you give me a max
finished length, please.  It can be longish on her this year and will
still look goot shorter next!  But with the frill on the hem and the
fact that the hem is curved, shorteneing and lengthening isn't really an
option.  I don't want her to trip over it!
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Kate XXXXXX wrote:
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I suggest you make it ankle length.  My little fairy (whom you met as a
5'8" mother-of-three) added very little in width from age two to age
five, just grew longer.  In fact, when she was five she was wearing her
old (store-bought) size 18 mos. christening gift baby dresses as empire
line tops over her shorts and jeans.

Olwyn Mary in New Orleans.

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Kate XXXXXX wrote:
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You might think about adding a one inch "growth tuck" (or
several very small ones) about 3" up from the bottom, using
a very long stitch length.  Then Ursula will just have to
remove the stitches to lengthen the dress.

I made DGD and her American Girl dolls matching outfits.
The doll's outfits always had growth tucks (they were 19th
century dolls), and I made matching growth tucks in DGD's
dresses.  They actually did let one of them down.

I also made the petticoat for her Nationals costume with
three 1/4"  tucks, they have let down one.  Much easier than
letting a deep hem down, especially when there is a ruffle
at the bottom.

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BEI Design wrote:
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I thought about it, but the skirt is slightly flared, which doesn't make
for good tucks.
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All done except for sewing the buttons on and sewing up the back seam.
Pix tomorrow.
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Difficult but not impossible.  Mark the two positions, then
ease the lower line slightly to fit the upper.  I would
become a "design feature".  ;-)

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  I would
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And just what kinf of design feature would you become???????
biggggg silly grin

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Juno B wrote:
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A veeeewyyy interesting kinf!  ;->

Beverly




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"Kate XXXXXX" wrote...
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Oh dear, I didn't get to the computer again last night! Sorry! Just subtract
from her 87 cm maybe 25 if it's not too late. I think I'll go with Olwyn
Mary in this case.

U.



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Ursula Schrader wrote:
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Np -probs.  I'll put in a couple of deep tucks by the hem and you can
let them out when she needs them.  :)  The lining is shorter by the
depth of the frill, so I'll shorten the outside to match.

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Kate XXXXXX wrote:
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Hey, growth tucks!  What a good idea!!!  ;-)

Beverly



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Ursula Schrader wrote:
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It's not like all pink. It's a very pretty pint print. I think it's one
of those prints that will be the color the person looking at it will
see. Is the Back ground white? The print reminds me of the jacket I wore
when my middle daughter got married, the first time. I said it was pink,
DH said it was green and DD's all said it was blue.
J

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Kate XXXXXX wrote:
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That style is darling!  I love the pattern and the print.  I
think I may have something very similar in my stash, it
belonged first to my mohter, so it's very well aged.  ;-}

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BEI Design wrote:
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The print is so pretty. The style is one of my favorites for little girls.

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Juno B wrote:
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Cute as a button.  :)

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BEI Design wrote:
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Vintage, fore sure!  ;)

It is a dead cute pattern and fabric.  :)

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Kate XXXXXX wrote:

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How sweet!!!! I love the fabric and the pattern. That will be DARLING on
her!!!!  You and Ursula need to collaborate more often. ;)

Sharon
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