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Linda S. -- Here are the other dresses - 4/21/2017 1:30:41 AM   
MoDo


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Hi Linda!! You had asked about the other two dresses I was making for Easter. Well, thanks to my having to paint instead of sew , they weren't done in time for Easter, but since the girls ended up not being home Sunday, it didn't really matter (although I'm still upset about it ). Anyway, here are the dresses I came up with (finished at 2 a.m. today ):



I had no entredeux to use on these, so I had to improvise. I'm not happy with the sleeve treatment, but didn't want to try to put lace on gathered fabric without entredeux. (Note to self: Purchase a LOT of entredeux soon!!)

The dresses are the same except for the accent colors--one likes blue, the other likes pink.

Front Yokes:



Fancy bands:



Sleeves:



I have the fabric to make slips for these, one blue, one pink, but have run into a problem: the Martha Pullen Fancy Slip runs extremely large!! I made a 3T for my DGD to go under her 3T Heirloom Party Dress and she was swimming in it! I don't know why I expected two patterns made by the Martha Pullen Company to actually be the same sizes . Silly me. Anyway, I now have to come up with proper fitting slip patterns. The girls will be home tomorrow ... that is today ... no pressure here .

So--what are you working on??
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RE: Linda S. -- Here are the other dresses - 4/21/2017 10:29:19 PM   
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You did a beautiful job! I think the sleeves look just fine and am impressed by your skill and ingenuity in coming up with alternatives when needed.

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RE: Linda S. -- Here are the other dresses - 4/22/2017 1:57:51 AM   
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These are lovely Modo..hope you get some nice photos of the girls wearing them.

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RE: Linda S. -- Here are the other dresses - 4/22/2017 8:32:50 AM   
MoDo


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Thank you, Ladies ...you are so kind! The girls were actually thrilled with them!! And the dresses fit them! That's always my concern since I don't have the children around to fit the patterns to them. I have redrafted the slip patterns many times and think I finally have them sized right. I'll try to stitch those up later today/tonight and try to get some photos of the girls wearing the outfits.

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