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Thread: The dress that almost did me in

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    The dress that almost did me in

    Here is the "play" dress that almost drove me crazy if not for the Christmas tree skirt that gave me respite! Trying to sew with 5/8 seam allowances was almost impossible and reducing an adult size six to a child's size six was ridiculous. Anyway it is done and she loves it.. Even found some old jewelry to finish off the look. Just need to make some belt loops to keep the medallion at the Empire line.
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    What a beautiful princess! She looks gorgeous.

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    She looks gorgeous! Not a bad job! I understand though. My nieces prom dress was altered from a size 16 to a size 6. They wanted to save money. Now that dress was a disaster.

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    Beautiful little girl! Bet she thinks you are a super hero!

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    Very much worth your efforts, a beautiful dress for an adorable girl, nice work!

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    It came out very nice and she looks very pleased
    "Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late".

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    how proud is she?? it came out beautifully. excellent job!
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    Great job! She looks proud to wear your work!

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    Worth every nano second - just look at all that love!!! She is beautiful BTW.
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    Beautiful girl and dress. I no longer sew clothes and haven't for many years. All I make now are quilts.
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    I know from the look on her face that it was worth every hair you pulled out! grandma's are the best! I don't remember it but my mom said her mom made me and my baby doll lots of matching outfits!

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    Absolutely beautiful but I feel your pain. Years ago, my now grown boys wanted Star Trek New Generation costumes for Halloween. There were 15 pattern pieces and not one was placed on a fold. Did I mention they had to be laid on stretch fabric? I nearly went nuts but the results were wonderful. They wore the costumes with their moon boots and looked very authentic. Your grand daughter will never forget this dress and someday she'll understand the work that went into it.
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    ​Adorable!

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    Beautiful! And she is old enough to remember when you made her dress. Good job!

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    Beautiful dress for a beautiful young lady. You did a great job.

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    Beautiful girl and beautiful costume. I've made a bunch of costumes over the years for the grandkids who don't live close and their mother keeps losing the cloth tape measures I give her! So I am always surprised when they come close to fitting. You did a great job with the cutting down the larger pattern. It looks wonderful!!!!
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    Awesome dress and the little lady wearing the dress is just beautiful

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    She is such a beauty, wait till she grows up. You did a great job on the outfit.

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    Why didn't you just but another pattern.My time is worth more then the price of a pattern.They sell them so cheap at JA.

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    Great job! Beautiful young lady and a memory making moment for you both!

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    Very very pretty, you did a great job!

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    Very pretty little girl and pretty dress..
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    She is a doll. Love the dress.

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    The dress is pretty and your princess is beautiful.

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    The dress turned out great and wow, she is just a beautiful girl!

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