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Party Dress - 2/24/2017 5:41:37 PM   
Grammie


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This is the free pattern for Lindsay Wilkes' Party Dress. I did make some adaptations and will make even more if I make it again. I must admit I prefer the patterns from AS&E.






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RE: Party Dress - 2/24/2017 5:42:05 PM   
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And here is the back...I may have tied the bow too tight - look at those armholes - pulled all wonky! Sorry.




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RE: Party Dress - 2/24/2017 7:12:00 PM   
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So cute.

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RE: Party Dress - 2/24/2017 7:47:57 PM   
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Very pretty and lots of work.

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RE: Party Dress - 2/24/2017 9:10:07 PM   
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Adorable!!

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RE: Party Dress - 2/24/2017 9:57:29 PM   
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I love the dress and I love than border fabric, what fun!

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RE: Party Dress - 2/24/2017 10:30:45 PM   
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Grammie, I LOVE THAT! I adore that border fabric and the sweet pastels are soooo cute.

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RE: Party Dress - 2/25/2017 6:49:29 AM   
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Thank you everyone...Gillie, this dress is an easy one-afternoon project - not a lot of work at all. What took me the longest was matching up that back center seam with the border print!



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RE: Party Dress - 2/25/2017 7:28:27 AM   
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Just adorable! I love the beautiful large bow in the back and the loop on the back buttons. She will be as cute coming as she is going! She will be the talk of the party. Great job!

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RE: Party Dress - 2/25/2017 12:46:28 PM   
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I love the dress. I'm with the majority; the border fabric is so cute!! I love the big bow. I didn't get to make a lot of dresses with big bows because Sarah didn't like them (plus, she was a "tomboy", so they weren't very safe for climbing and running--yes, she did that even in her "best" dresses).

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RE: Party Dress - 2/25/2017 3:08:58 PM   
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Where did you find the free pattern and was it true to size?
You did a lovely job. So pretty.
Is the skirt fabric from a certain site?


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RE: Party Dress - 2/25/2017 3:41:44 PM   
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So pretty! I have been tempted by that beautiful border fabric so many times...wondering if you could make the skirt with a single centre back seam? Less matching...

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RE: Party Dress - 2/25/2017 5:56:48 PM   
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Sweet!!!

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RE: Party Dress - 2/26/2017 10:27:32 AM   
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Martha...look here to see the videos of Lindsay stitching this dress...I did make several changes to mine.

http://thecottagemama.com/2017/01/lessons-lindsay-party-dress-part-1/

At the top of the page if you sign up for her newsletter you will get the pattern free!

To be honest, I cannot remember where I bought the fabric, but if you search for "Children at Play" fabric you will find it.

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RE: Party Dress - 2/26/2017 12:07:54 PM   
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This is just darling!!! And the back is just as pretty as the front. Love those button
loops! And like others I've been admiring the fabric for some time now. Seems to me
I've seen it on Janice Ferguson's blog (?)...a couple years ago? Wonder if it's still
available somewhere.

The pattern design is perfect for the fabrics you chose, but if this pattern gives you
fits I'm sure you could find another, similar one (which comes with less headache ; ).

Beautiful work as always Grammie! Thanks so much for sharing!

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RE: Party Dress - 2/26/2017 12:56:21 PM   
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I took the dress to my little one and look how she prefers to wear it!

I don't usually show photos of the kids on an open forum but I don't think anyone but her loving family can identify her! LOL




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RE: Party Dress - 2/26/2017 9:26:45 PM   
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Laughing my head off at your photo, all our meticulous handiwork ends up as a type of hoodie! Kind of humbling isn't it?

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RE: Party Dress - 2/27/2017 11:21:20 AM   
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That is just too cute!!

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RE: Party Dress - 2/27/2017 12:33:27 PM   
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Here is a similar fabric...

http://www.oneredblossomfabrics.com/pages/ProductDetails.aspx?productId=9a2e2cc4-cecf-433d-ae53-4cc25b291390

And here is the one I used...

https://www.fabric.com/buy/en-289/michael-miller-children-at-play-on-parade-double-border-multi



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RE: Party Dress - 2/28/2017 12:26:38 AM   
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I watched only a few minutes of the video, and downloaded the pattern. I can't figure out why anyone would construct the bodice by her original method! Nor why you would attach the skirt by inserting it between the bodice and bodice lining and topstitching! I've only looked at the pattern pieces, didn't print them out, but it looks to me like the bottom of the bodice is drafted without the usual gentle curve...noticed this when she was attaching the sash piece of blue and white checked fabric...noticed it seemed to be cut straight across on both top and bottom of the piece. And... disappointed to see that she didn't either disappear the edges of the piping into nothingness at the side seam, and/or pull out a short bit of the piping cord at each end, and snip it off, to reduce bulk there. It's a shame when the teacher doesn't pay attention to these types of details, which make all the difference in the finished garment!

And personally...if I didn't have a serger, I wouldn't attach the bottom band as instructed. I would sew it single layer to the right side of the skirt, and press under the other edge's seam allowance, and the fold it up and slip stitch it...or sew right side to wrong side, fold under opposite edge's seam allowance and then edge stitch from the right side...or better yet, add a piece of corded piping here, and stitch in the ditch...one way or another, I'd enclose the raw edge if I didn't have a serger.

I'm sure she's a lovely lady, with a great sense of style and colour, but I'm disappointed... I have other dress patterns I will use instead of this one!

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