Tiny frock so far

"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. ;-)
U.
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Ursula Schrader
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
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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Olwyn.Mary
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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Juno B
I thought about it, but the skirt is slightly flared, which doesn't make for good tucks.
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Kate XXXXXX
> It's tiny, and pink, and frilly! > > Oh, and tiny... Did I say that? >
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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
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
"Kate XXXXXX" wrote...
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
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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Sharon Hays
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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BEI Design
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

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