Wednesday, July 9, 2014

It's Party Time!

Pattern: Simplicity 8610 Misses/Miss petite dress with pleated or flared flounce. This is view B without collar. This pattern copyrighted in 1993 and purchased from a local thrift shop.
 Sizes: 8-24 This pattern include sizes 14-16.

The clutch is another placemat with a beautiful embroidered design.
Fabric: Crepe back satin & silk organza purchased during my travels from Walmart. I used the crepe side for my dress and the satin side for hers.
 
Alterations: This pattern was a size 14-18 so I had to use a TNT pattern (Simplicity 8523) jhto increase the pattern. Added 4 inches to the hemline of the bodice, inches to the flounce to equal the width of the bodice front and back, and used the TNT for the sleeves.

The pleated bottom dress really appeals to me. I'm sure you understand the list of wants that grows longer and longer each day. Maybe that's what we all enjoy about this adventure. Every day there's something that triggers the eye.

This was a last minute decision after knowing about this event for over two months. Therefore these were some quick sew items. It worked as we entered the event over and hour and a half late due to miscommunication. This time it was good to be late as the littlest one couldn't have taken the whole event without becoming even more uncomfortable.

McCall's 6276 Children's and girl's tops, dresses, skirts and leggings. This is dress C with alterations which include a center seam in the bottom front and a zipper since this pattern for stretch fabric.




Line Drawing

 

 

30 comments:

  1. I've enjoyed your blog for a while now but rarely ever comment on blogs. But I just have to tell you that you look amazing in this new dress.

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    1. Thank you for taking time so I can come over and visit you on your blog.

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  2. Lovely!!! especially that flounce on the bottom!

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  3. You both look so beautiful:). The lines and colours of these dresses are so flattering.


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  4. This dress, style and colour, suits you perfectly! Mind you, you know you were definitely upstaged by that gorgeous little girl next to you ~ looks like it was a great time together ... J

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    1. Judith, she is still here with me. She thinks your comment is so funny as she is all about fashion at 8 years of age!

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  5. I was just thinking of doing contrast sleeves on another jacket. Your dress with silk organza sleeves is confirmation that this mix has to happen! Another great dress!

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  6. that is beautiful! as I know the two of you were stunning at the party! I always keep my open for antique paterns when we're out & about Antiquing, love the dress!

    Helen

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    1. Helen Thanks! The party was interesting to me, but boring for the kids as it was for a pastor. Two days ago I purchased more than ten patterns at 10 cents each.

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  7. Dorothy... This dress is just beautiful..and looks fantastic on you.. Your granddaughters dress is so cute too..

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  8. Those dresses are lovely. I love the frill on the bottom of your dress.

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  9. Dorothy, these are both lovely dresses, which look fantastic on the both of you...

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  10. There is just something about RED! You both look so nice! I love your dress. That FLOUNCE!!! I think I need a flounced dress in my life! Nice work!

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  11. The color looks great on you and I love the flounce! You and your fashionable twin are party ready!

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    1. Robin that you for the nice compliment! It is such a comfortable dress that I'd love to have several.

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    1. Thanks! Today, I was looking at all of the wonderful pieces that you've created lately.

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  13. Awww... you both looks so pretty.

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  14. That is such a beautiful dress, Dorothy. I love the flounce.

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Thanks for all of your wonderful comments. I hope to respond to each message.