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Has Anyone Made Fabric Cherries Like These? - 1/14/2018 9:23:13 AM   
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I would like to make something similar to this dress, but now exactly. Has anyone ever tried to duplicate the cherries or the dress? I know that the "Cherry Dress" from the Women's Exchange in St. Louis is patented. I get that. I am just wanting to try my hand at making something similar for a grand. I don't want to sell it.

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RE: Has Anyone Made Fabric Cherries Like These? - 1/14/2018 9:45:15 AM   
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https://www.flickr.com/photos/36301652@N07/27908272119/in/dateposted-public/

Maybe this worked. I am such an idiot with this picture stuff.

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RE: Has Anyone Made Fabric Cherries Like These? - 1/14/2018 9:59:02 AM   
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ok.. I think I'm getting this picture thing. Here is a photo of the actual dress, but I am not making one like it. I am just wanting you to see where I am going with the idea. Again, if you have made any of these cherry doohickies and have any advise, I would thank you.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/36301652@N07/24818204257/in/dateposted-public/

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RE: Has Anyone Made Fabric Cherries Like These? - 1/14/2018 12:52:52 PM   
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The cherries are a very old technique. She can't patent that. I have made these cherries or pods on my quilts 40 years ago. I cut a circle of fabric. I then sew a gather stitch along edge of circle. I pull the gathering thread a little to start forming a ball. I then stuff it with fiberfil stuffing. Pull the gathering thread tight and tie knots to hold in place. You now have your cherry. Here is a link of an old quilt to prove she cannot patent this technique because this idea is not hers. The dress pattern may have a patent but the cherries are an old technique.

<http://lancasteronline.com/features/together/what-a-bubble-quilt-looked-like-years-ago/article_6860405a-4df3-11e6-9c06-e7f902ee84fe.html>




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RE: Has Anyone Made Fabric Cherries Like These? - 1/14/2018 2:27:55 PM   
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Hi RH,

Thank you for your quick reply. I really appreciate your help and also the neat website with the photo of the old fashioned quilt with the cherries. Ill get this figured out for sure. I think that the following site is interesting. Although I am not going to make the exact dress, I want one that is pretty close to it. Anyway, you might find this patent issue interesting. I did. If you desire, let me know what you think. Thanks again for taking the time to give me the idea of how to make these cherries.

http://www.thompsoncoburn.com/news-events/news/2016-12-19/a-stitch-in-time-thompson-coburn-secures-trademark-protection-for-iconic-cherry-dress

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RE: Has Anyone Made Fabric Cherries Like These? - 1/14/2018 8:36:25 PM   
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I've seen instructions for these shapes in all how-to books with fabric flowers. As rh says, it's basically a stuffed yo-yo and constructed in the same way. I'm sure there must be tutorials online too, probably videos on YouTube also. I've always loved fabric and ribbon flowers and have several books on these.

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RE: Has Anyone Made Fabric Cherries Like These? - 1/15/2018 3:45:30 PM   
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I looked at my book on fabric flowers and my book on ribbon flowers and found 2 things I didn't mention: The fabric circle for the yo yo technique can have a wedge cut from it to make the circumference smaller so you don't have as many gathers at the top. She cut a wedge that wasn't all the way to the circle center so you don't get a point at the bottom. You would sew the edges of the wedge together before turning the upper edge in to gather the top. This will take a little trial and error to get the sizing just right, but the finished look is very nice. The ribbon book used a length of wide ribbon sewed into a tube with gathering at the top and the bottom. Very pretty but maybe not exactly a cherry look.

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RE: Has Anyone Made Fabric Cherries Like These? - 1/16/2018 3:40:14 PM   
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https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4703/39731365331_f2964ffee5_m.jpg


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RE: Has Anyone Made Fabric Cherries Like These? - 1/16/2018 3:42:18 PM   
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https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4741/39731361941_1c4f29d284_m.jpg

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RE: Has Anyone Made Fabric Cherries Like These? - 1/16/2018 3:46:15 PM   
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OK... here is my attempt and here are more examples of what I am trying to accomplish. Mine have too many gathers. I can't stuff more dacron. What am I doing wrong? I tried to post both pictures into the same place, but I could do it. I did't want to post the fickr web address with all of my photos. Just wanted to do the two pertaining to the Cherry Dress cherries. Oh well.

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RE: Has Anyone Made Fabric Cherries Like These? - 1/16/2018 10:31:39 PM   
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Hi Lucinda, I sent you a pm.

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