"Kate XXXXXX" wrote...
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. ;-)
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!
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.
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.
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.