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My First Daisy Kingdom Dress - 12/20/2017 7:59:20 AM   
MoDo


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Hello Ladies!! Well, this was certainly an experience! I ended up following three different pattern instructions to complete my DGD's Christmas dress. There were some snags along the way, as well as some "salty" language to go with them, but I won't dwell on that . There is also supposed to be a ribbon tie at the neckline, but I haven't found the right color of ribbon to do that; if I can't find it before Christmas, I'll probably just use a scatter-pin for decoration. I do hope she likes this! The photos are before washing (just in case it falls apart in the washer and dryer ). Not the best quality photos, but I was in a bit of a hurry!

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The slip:

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RE: My First Daisy Kingdom Dress - 12/20/2017 9:14:46 AM   
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Very nice MoDo!

I am also working on a DK dress!

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RE: My First Daisy Kingdom Dress - 12/20/2017 10:29:04 AM   
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Good job MoDO! What a darling little dress and you did a wonderful job making it! I love
the little vest part...this is really cute.

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RE: My First Daisy Kingdom Dress - 12/20/2017 8:08:46 PM   
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Oooooooohhhhhhhhhh my!!!!! That is just perfect!!!!! She will love it!!!

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RE: My First Daisy Kingdom Dress - 12/20/2017 8:53:26 PM   
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Love it, you did a great job combining those patterns so a little salty language was to be expected. That slip turned out great too, no "scratchies" there.

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RE: My First Daisy Kingdom Dress - 12/20/2017 10:32:08 PM   
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Cute dress!! Makes me miss sewing. :-( You did a great job. Very nice
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RE: My First Daisy Kingdom Dress - 12/21/2017 10:24:29 PM   
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Thank you, Ladies, you are all so kind . One thing that really caught me by surprise in making this dress is how much harder it is to gather 72 inches of medium-weight cotton than it is to gather 90 inches of fine, batiste cotton ! Thoughts of "I'll never make another one of these again!!" went through my mind; but, I'm pretty sure I will .

Lynn--I do hope you will share when you finish your DK dress!!

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RE: My First Daisy Kingdom Dress - 12/22/2017 10:35:36 AM   
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MoDo, that is so pretty!! What a perfect bow on the sash. Doesn't look like it needs anything else at the neckline-perfect just like it is.

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RE: My First Daisy Kingdom Dress - 12/22/2017 8:15:44 PM   
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Thank you, Pat! If I don't find the right color of ribbon soon, I probably will just leave it off.

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RE: My First Daisy Kingdom Dress - 12/22/2017 9:36:14 PM   
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Ha, ha, Modo, you just experienced first hand the generous amount of fabric that goes into a DK skirt. You could make it less full if you wanted to. I think a red bow would be pretty to bring out the red in the skirt but the neckline looks fine without it too IMHO.

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RE: My First Daisy Kingdom Dress - 12/22/2017 10:21:50 PM   
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What a wonderful dress, Barbara. Just think of the "twirl value" all those inches of gathers will provide!! Seriously, it turned out beautifully, and I agree, the collar meets perfectly and really doesn't need anything else. If you find a red ribbon, as Carol suggested, that would work well, too. In any case, you will make a little girl very happy.

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RE: My First Daisy Kingdom Dress - 12/23/2017 7:55:53 PM   
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Thank you, Carol! Thank you, Barbara! I didn't think of red ribbon; I'll certainly see if I can find some that I can work with. If not, I'll just leave it as is. I'll also try to remember to ask my DGD to twirl to see how well the skirt performs .

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RE: My First Daisy Kingdom Dress - 12/28/2017 10:44:13 PM   
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I am happy to report that my DGD loved her new dress!!! I didn't bother with the ribbon bow at the collar and the dress did look just fine without it (thanks, Carol!). Not much "twirl" to the skirt, but that didn't seem to matter to my DGD .

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RE: My First Daisy Kingdom Dress - 12/29/2017 10:43:17 AM   
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MoDo, doesn't that make you happy when something is so appreciated! It was a darling dress.

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RE: My First Daisy Kingdom Dress - 12/29/2017 7:08:57 PM   
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Thank you, Pat! And, in re-reading this thread, I see that you were the one who first recommended leaving the bow off ... so, thank you for that!

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RE: My First Daisy Kingdom Dress - 1/14/2018 2:30:47 PM   
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Cute dress. Love that you put on a flounce for fullness. I am terrible at peter pan collars. Yours is perfect!

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RE: My First Daisy Kingdom Dress - 1/14/2018 10:44:07 PM   
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Thank you, Lucinda ... very kind of you to say!

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