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Christmas Dress - 1/10/2019 9:18:50 PM   
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Grammie was nice enough to help DH and me figure out how to post some photos. It has confounded me forever, but now maybe I can share, too. These are some dresses I made for the young daughters of one of my DD employees for Christmas. Hope this works!!

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RE: Christmas Dress - 1/10/2019 9:37:48 PM   
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Oops. Guess I have to work on this some more. Sorry

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RE: Christmas Dress - 1/10/2019 9:45:16 PM   
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Will try again....

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RE: Christmas Dress - 1/10/2019 9:56:10 PM   
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RE: Christmas Dress - 1/10/2019 10:03:10 PM   
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playing with size..






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RE: Christmas Dress - 1/10/2019 10:09:37 PM   
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this is the back.




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RE: Christmas Dress - 1/10/2019 10:11:54 PM   
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This is for little sister.




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RE: Christmas Dress - 1/10/2019 10:51:54 PM   
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Thanks, Grammie. I think we finally figured this out. You are a gem and I send so many thanks...and hugs!!

Some details about the dresses: The first one is Childrens Corner Margaret. I revised the neckline because it's an old pattern and the necklines were more snug than kids like today, so of course, the collar also needed resized. I made a platter collar rather than the scalloped collar. The embroidery design on both dress collars is A Bit of Stitch "Baby's Christmas." I've had it for a very long time and the digitizing isn't the best (lots of jump stitches) but it's a cute design and very Christmas-y. The plaid is a cotton from FarmHouse Fabrics and was a joy to work with. I used eyelet from my stash (don't remember where it came from). The baby's dress is an old pattern from Karen's Art and Stitchery "Kendall's Dress." I changed the square collar to a platter collar on this one, too. The collars are a fine twill fabric, also from FarmHouse. I purchased a fluffy petticoat for the "big" girl and put some jingle bells on a ribbon and pinned them on the petticoat in 3 places. My DD and DGD always loved the bells on their slips at Christmastime. I worried the bells would be a choking hazard for the little one, so none for her.

I'm so sorry there are so many posts in this thread and I hope to do better in the future. I will share some other projects with you very soon, but tonight I'm tired...I cleaned all day.

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RE: Christmas Dress - 1/11/2019 7:37:32 AM   
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These dresses are oh so cute - you do excellent work. I have some of that same fabric and you inspire me to use it. Thanks for sharing.


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RE: Christmas Dress - 1/11/2019 9:39:55 AM   
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Great work and how interesting with the jingle bells on the slips... in the days when the little ones wore baby shoes with laces white ones in leather ours were by savage... we always threaded small bells on the first lace at the bottom of the shoe toe never an issue for choking as we never had a baby who lost a shoe. Now it is not unusual to find a stray baby shoe in the mall or parking lot ditto for socks... back in the day we always checked the babies attire before we left a store... make sure nothing missing ditto for toy or soother.

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RE: Christmas Dress - 1/11/2019 11:58:12 AM   
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Wonderful dresses, Barbara...such lucky little girls. Glad you posted the photos - I am in awe of your expertise!

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RE: Christmas Dress - 1/11/2019 12:22:30 PM   
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Love the dresses and the collar. So very Christmassy!
I too put bells on toddler shoes so I knew where they were-LOL

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RE: Christmas Dress - 1/11/2019 3:01:31 PM   
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Both dresses are so sweet, Barbara! Love the embroidered collars, too! And the bow on the big girl's dress!! Perfection!!

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RE: Christmas Dress - 1/11/2019 4:09:50 PM   
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You are all just too sweet...thanks!

I remember putting bells on shoe laces, too. And also the "locks" to keep the wee ones from untying their shoes. It was a small tube thing with a screw-on end that slid over the bow and lace ends. Those high top, white shoes (usually Buster Brown or Poll Parrot as I remember) got polished twice a day...at naptime and in the evening after bedtime. As you mentioned, Shirley, it's not uncommon to see a stray shoe in a public place. The ones I chuckle about are the ones I see on the roadway...guess the kid doesn't much like those shoes!

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RE: Christmas Dress - 1/11/2019 4:57:29 PM   
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Such charming Christmas dresses, I have a real weakness for this type of plaid and sashes and the collars are perfection! I forgot about the bells on slips but do remember bells on the little kids shoes and those little locks on the high top Buster Browns. Also polishing and polishing and polishing those little white shoes. No one would do that these days.

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