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From: temom
Date: 05-10-2007, 01:17 PM (1 of 7)
Finally, here it is, McCall's 3677. I cut the pattern based on my daughter's measurements, and sewed the top first. I put it on her and it was very, very skimpy. So I added a nice sized ruffle at the bottom. I just finished the skorts, and had it all done when I realized there was no elastic in them. I re-read every word of the instructions, and sure enough, there is not any mention of elastic except on the back of the envelope. The elastic is supposed to magically appear right after the magic casing arrives, in between two steps on the instruction sheet.

My daughter is at school, and has not tried the skorts on, so hopefully they fit, as she needs to wear this outfit tomorrow for a school play - She came home yesterday and informed me that she was to wear a "party dress". Well she has outgrown every dress she has (which is not very many), and although I will try, I'm not sure I can find the time today to make a skirt to go with this top. I don't have enough material anyway. The skirt I have in mind is 3 tiers, so I thought I would sandwich one tier of the butterfly material between 2 solid blue tiers, which probably matches good enough to look good.
User: temom
Member since: 01-19-2007
Total posts: 410
From: Magot
Date: 05-10-2007, 02:41 PM (2 of 7)
Good work - I think a butterfly tier between 2 solids would work just fine.
love and kisses, Jan
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User: Magot
Member since: 12-22-2002
Total posts: 3626
From: pucktricks
Date: 05-10-2007, 03:42 PM (3 of 7)
Very cute. Or you could do the butterfly as the bottom tier. Or, another idea (this is based off a skirt I'm making for my niece), but make a normal skirt, and then use the butterfly fabric as a ruffle at the bottom. Hopefully that makes sense.
User: pucktricks
Member since: 03-31-2004
Total posts: 570
From: cshortsew
Date: 05-10-2007, 04:08 PM (4 of 7)
Very pretty!
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: MartySews2
Date: 05-10-2007, 06:01 PM (5 of 7)
Cute outfit. I would use the 2 solids for tiers with a butterfly ruffle around the bottom. Great job.
User: MartySews2
Member since: 05-03-2007
Total posts: 293
From: lendube
Date: 05-10-2007, 10:39 PM (6 of 7)
Very cute outfit and fabric.

User: lendube
Member since: 08-06-2006
Total posts: 1548
From: grandma C
Date: 05-11-2007, 01:20 AM (7 of 7)
I hope I can make some outfits that pretty. I love the fabric and the work you did.
Grandma C:up:
User: grandma C
Member since: 01-15-2007
Total posts: 263
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