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Thread: DGD birthday gifts - sewing-not quilting

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    DGD birthday gifts - sewing-not quilting

    Last week my DGD turned 2yo. I made her two outfits. I had some border print fabric left over from my first DGD about 10 yrs ago. I have a pattern for a shorts outfit for size 2. Patterns tend to run large, so I made a test outfit out of other fabrics. I had to keep cutting it down it was so large. That was so much of an effort, I decided to make her a dress and bloomers out of the good fabric. Very easy, right? Not! The bloomers size was right on since I had the shorts already worked out. But I goofed an made the dress too tight, no room in the hips to go over the bloomers. No time to fix before the party. So they left it with me to fix. I instered a front panel and pleated it, adding buttons to help disguise the insert. DD picked it up last evening and was very pleased.

    test shorts outfit
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    original dress
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    fixed dress
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    Really cute!

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    I think both outfits are verry cute! My DGD would love both!

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    I love those....So very cute!!

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    How cute! She'll look like a well dressed china doll in these.

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    Toooooo cute. I like the way you used the fancy stitch on the first one and that is so cute having the bloomers with the little dress.

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    Very cute. I would love to see your GD wearing the little sundress. Post a picture if you get a chance.

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    How precious!

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    Very cute outfits and very clever solution to a common problem. I too have a little grand daughter and have difficulty with sizing. Usually I make her outfits too large hoping to avoid the issue you had and having to work out the fix to make it wearable. So in the end I'm sometimes disappointed with the sizing of the outfit I made until she grows into it.

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    Cute clothes

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    Adorable outfits :D:D:D

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    Very cute!

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    How adorable!

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    Adorable, awesome work with the outfits.

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    that's great! I tried to make my daughter clothes, but she just kept growing out of them. At 2, my DD is the size of an almost 4 year old (she's 41 inches tall)

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    Adorable little outfits~! :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer22206
    that's great! I tried to make my daughter clothes, but she just kept growing out of them. At 2, my DD is the size of an almost 4 year old (she's 41 inches tall)
    yikes... hard to keep up with that :)

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    thanks, all, for your kind compliments

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    Those are so cute

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    Very cute!

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    You are very ingenious to have pleated then accessorized, looks like it was a plan. Very cute Summer outfits, great job.

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    Too cute!

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