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From: violet_blues
Date: 04-01-2007, 12:23 AM (1 of 16)
She picked the fabric out for her #4 b-day party "all by myself". She is so excited about wearing it and asked me if she could wear it to bed tonight..:bg:

Thanks for letting me share :smile:
User: violet_blues
Member since: 11-17-2006
Total posts: 27
From: PaulineG
Date: 04-01-2007, 03:44 AM (2 of 16)
Absolutely gorgeous. And I notice the fabric matches the shoes beautifully - or is it the other way around?

Good job. What a lucky girl.
User: PaulineG
Member since: 09-08-2006
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From: Brenisback
Date: 04-01-2007, 04:23 AM (3 of 16)
Nice job...she has good taste...looks very pretty in her new outfit.
I have 4 Grandson's...I need a little girl to sew for.

People come into your life ...for a Reason a Season or a Lifetime.
User: Brenisback
Member since: 09-20-2004
Total posts: 228
From: DorothyL
Date: 04-01-2007, 08:23 AM (4 of 16)
Isn't she pretty. And the dress is gorgeous too.
User: DorothyL
Member since: 12-09-2002
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From: Sews4kate
Date: 04-01-2007, 09:09 AM (5 of 16)
beautiful! So is the dress :bg:

My dd will be 4 in May, we also have some butterfly fabric picked out for her dress!! I just gotta get going on it.
User: Sews4kate
Member since: 08-20-2005
Total posts: 182
From: AndreaSews
Date: 04-01-2007, 02:20 PM (6 of 16)
I am so happy she got to pick! It's a very nice dress for her birthday!
User: AndreaSews
Member since: 02-18-2005
Total posts: 1007
From: MotherInLaw
Date: 04-01-2007, 03:23 PM (7 of 16)
Tammy that's georgeous!!! Your DD is precious and a great model.

My granddaughter would love that one. She loves that pattern because the dress twirls. When she puts it on she twirls around and makes the dress flair out. She's two and love dresses already. My DIL her mother loves butterflies and if she saw the dress you made I'd have to make on just like it for Trinatte. Thanks for sharing with us.
I'm regressing back into my youth, I just have to figure out how I'm going to convience my body to come along with me.
User: MotherInLaw
Member since: 06-25-2005
Total posts: 1118
From: esrun3
Date: 04-01-2007, 10:46 PM (8 of 16)
It's so cute and pretty and springlike. Your dd is beautiful and looks darling in her new dress!
User: esrun3
Member since: 12-02-2004
Total posts: 2345
From: cshortsew
Date: 04-02-2007, 11:08 AM (9 of 16)
She looks beautiful, you did a great job!
Projects Completed in 2007:
Sewing: biscuit quilt, 7 baby dress sets, piggy pillow, 7 baby pants, eyeglass holder, purse, 5 baby outfits, toddler dress set
Crocheting: red purse, piggy slippers, sweater shawl, 5 pr. sock trims, 89 squares, baby sweater, 2 afghans, toddler harness, baby poncho, baby dress
Other: 14 Autism pins
Works in progress:
Sewing: toddler overalls & shirt
Crocheting: vertical stripes afghan
User: cshortsew
Member since: 06-28-2006
Total posts: 380
From: dmoses
Date: 04-02-2007, 11:18 AM (10 of 16)
Great job and very pretty! Your daughter made a terrific fabric selection! :up:
Take care,
User: dmoses
Member since: 02-22-2002
Total posts: 964
From: Patty22
Date: 04-02-2007, 11:35 AM (11 of 16)
How absolutely adorable! The shoes are a nice accessory. Be sure to save some scraps of the fabric with a note attached that it was her birthday dress and how she wanted to wear it to bed.....

One day you'll want to make a special quilt and then you can sew the memories into it :smile:
User: Patty22
Member since: 03-29-2006
Total posts: 1194
From: violet_blues
Date: 04-02-2007, 03:55 PM (12 of 16)
Thanks everyone! It's so nice to share things I've made with fellow sewing divas!:smile:

Patti; Thanks for a great idea! I have been thinking about attempting my first quilt soon and will definitely use that idea.
User: violet_blues
Member since: 11-17-2006
Total posts: 27
From: mozeyrn
Date: 04-02-2007, 09:52 PM (13 of 16)
I love it! Tammy, when is your dd's 4th b/d? My dd turns 4 on May 3.
If you don't mind me asking, what pattern is that?
I know better than to put my dd into something like that for her b/d since we're doing it outside and renting a "bounce house".
- Maureen.
Learning something new with every stitch!!
Kenmore 16231000
User: mozeyrn
Member since: 11-29-2005
Total posts: 349
From: lendube
Date: 04-02-2007, 10:46 PM (14 of 16)
:up: I love it! She looks so happy in it. The picture itself is priceless. She's going to be a little diva with taste that sophisticated so early in life. Better watch out! :re:

Awesome! Lennie
User: lendube
Member since: 08-06-2006
Total posts: 1548
From: bridesmom
Date: 04-03-2007, 01:44 AM (15 of 16)
Very cute, both the dress and your daughter.
Tickled pink with my Innovis 4000D
User: bridesmom
Member since: 01-21-2004
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From: violet_blues
Date: 04-03-2007, 09:55 AM (16 of 16)
Maureen - Sarah turns 4 on April 10th so we are having her party on the 15th. Barbie 12 Dancing Princesses is the theme...oh la-la! I'm surprised she didn't pick a more ballet theme fabric but that is what she wanted.

Something funny about this fabric is that it feels just Horrid! It has some sort of glittery coating on it. I'm sure I could take her out in a downpour and it would be waterproof! The side that's next to her skin is soft cotton and does not have this glittery layer so I think she'll be safe from irritation :nervous: ..I hope...

I got that pattern many moons ago from "How to make an apron dress" from Pouty Princess. I left out the apron and actually modified the back part of the bodice. I made it a lower cut to show more of her back since the front and back bodice pieces are the same.
User: violet_blues
Member since: 11-17-2006
Total posts: 27
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