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Thread: $84 for a toddler dress? NOT!

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    $84 for a toddler dress? NOT!

    We saw a similar dress in an upscale baby store for $84, plus more for bloomers and headband. I found the same main fabric, and some similar coordinates, and made this one. I think it turned out pretty cute, and girly girl DGD loves it.
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    She is so adorable and so is the dress

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    How adorable.
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    nicely done
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    Your DGD is adorable. And so is the dress. Bet you didn't pay 1/4 for the cost of making your DGD's dress $85.00 is what my DGD paid for her prom dress. I was impressed.

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    Sew cute! $84 seems like a lot but if you added up the cost of material and paid yourself for the time spent sewing, I am sure it would be pretty close.

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    She and the dress are so adorable. It is crazy what they charge for things. So little fabric goes into the kids clothes. I love your fabric display in the background too. So pretty!

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    Great job on the dress! Beautiful GD!

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    Your DGD is adorable, so is the dress. You did a good job.
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    She looks like a little doll!

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    Doesn't that just make you fell good that you can do that? She is adorable and looks so good in the dress Gram designed and made!
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    What an adorable dress and DGD!
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    The dress is sew cute, and the little model is just precious!
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    she is beautiful and the dress is wonderful.
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    Beautiful ! I got over being sticker shocked at what my DD pays for granddaughter's clothes. DH told me to be happy she could afford it not worry about what she spends.
    Got fabric?

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    Cutie, good job, I made all of my 4 girls clothes when they were growing up, until I went to work full time.
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    The dress is so pretty!! And so well made. I'll bet the one in the dress shop didn't look this nice! Great job. And by the way, the little model is precious!

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    She is so cute in her new dress!!! Great job!

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    The dress and the child are totally adorable. Isn't it great that we learned how to sew. Thank you, 4-H leader :-)

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    I agree with you, anyone who would pay that much for a toddler dress has too much money. You did a great job, very cute, dress and girl.

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    Wow is this the same group of people who do not think their time and experience is valued when they are quilting?

    The dress is beautiful. I am sure it took more than 4 hours to complete from shopping for fabrics and pattern (or drafting the pattern), to being able to dress your lovely little one. What are skilled crafts people paid in your area?

    I can not afford to pay $84.00 for a dress for a toddler, but that does not mean it is not worth that amount.

    OP it is wonderful that you have the skill and time to be able to replicate an expensive dress. I can see your granddaughter having many more in the future.
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    some people have more money than time and sewing skills. Gives talented people like yourself a market ;-)
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    How adorable .. I was at a crafty boutique and they wanted BIG bucks for some little girl dresses, but it did give me some ideas for sure ...
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    Oh, grandmommy, that is definitely worth more than $84...THAT'S PRICELESS!
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    Your DGD is a little doll. I love the dress, it looks like you paid a lot for it. I am now making dresses as a birthday gift for mine for her third birthday. If you are like me it is so much fun to sew for her.

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