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    Super Member athomenow's Avatar
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    Granddaughter thinks I can do anything

    I get a phone call from 17 yr old and she asks can you make me a Princess Anna dress? I say do you have a pattern? She says no, do you need one? Hmm not a magician honey. So I said how much time do I have to figure this out? May 4th is the party. Ok probably need to come up with another plan.

    Gotta love kids who still think you're a super hero I guess.
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    An embroidered vest, flimsy blouse and a circle skirt outta do it.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=prin...w=1138&bih=504
    Have a great day sewing and remember to "not sweat the small stuff"!!



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    Oh go on! You can do it :-))

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    How sweet that she thinks you're Super Grandma! Quite a compliment! I say go for it
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    Count your blessings! I have custody of an almost 15-year-old granddaughter who would not be caught dead in anything I might make for her!!

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    Not sure how lucky you are. I never made any dress party worthy. I only make quilts.
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    My grandkids think the same thing!! Gets me in trouble sometimes too. My 12 year old granddaughter has spent the last 3 weekends sewing a Laura Engels Wilder costume. I walked her through making the bonnet one day, the pinafore the next week and today she made the dress.

    Another granddaughter made an apron one weekend. Then she lost it somewhere at home. I told her she could make another one -- she just looked at me and said "Do you know how much work they are?" She makes me laugh!

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    I started my sewing craft by making halloween costumes. I made so many princess costumes. Then I thought, I can make Easter dresses. Daisy Kingdom, here I come. The main difference is ironing seams open for clothing. It's always rewarding when you hear your older teen age children return home from the party, saying "Oh my gosh! This one girl shouted at me from across the gym! I don't even know her, but she knew the character I was dressed up as for halloween!" This happened often for both of my 'gaming' children! It's so worth it. Good luck with whatever decision you make.
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    Love those grandchildren. My granddaughter called me two weeks before Christmas and asked if we could make her mom a quilt for Christmas. No sewing experience on her part but lets do it. So close to Christmas and of course I had nothing else to do. I bought a panel and we went from there and got it done,
    Another gem is when at 9pm they ask you to make cookies for school in the am.
    On the bright side I guess we should be happy they think of us as being magic.
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    Love it! Mine think I can "whip up" anything in no time. Sometimes I can but sometimes there is just not enough time. Like, can you make three matching dresses in 3 different sizes this afternoon between 1pm and 3 pm and by the way you'll have to go get fabric then. Haha. Not. But I love that they think it

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    Quote Originally Posted by dakotamaid View Post
    An embroidered vest, flimsy blouse and a circle skirt outta do it.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=prin...w=1138&bih=504
    Look in the costume section of simplicity or McCalls patterns one or both have the pattern you are seeking. Both patterns that I have used that were similar, were pretty easy once I read through the directions. Look for the vest shape as the rest is easy-Peasy. Good luck, I believe in your magic too. Lol!
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    My adult niece is really into the Disney Princesses - she just made herself an Ariel dress (for when she out of the water)
    would love you a picture of your Anna dress
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    My daughters thought I could do anything as far as prom dresses when they were in high school...and so did some of their friends! I had fun doing it, though, and all the girls loved their dresses. Now my granddaughter is just as proud that she is the only girl in her First Communion class whose grandma made her dress and veil! Last week one of my coworkers brought material and a pattern to work, asking me if I could make a costume for her daughter for the play she was in. I asked "When is the play?" She said "May 2". "Oh!" says I. Yep, I got it done and my friend picked it up today. NOW I can get back to quilting...but I had fun!
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