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Thread: Pretty Dresses For A Pretty Princess

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    Pretty Dresses For A Pretty Princess

    Ok, confession time. I didn't start out as a quilter. I started out as a garment seamstress 9 years ago this week when a lady from church gave me a sewing lesson. Then I learned from trial and error. Then six years ago that same lady gave me a quilting lesson and I learned from trial and error, there, too. Anywho, while I was in Florida in March visiting family, my sweet niece, Astor, asked me to make her some pretty dresses. She loves to wear those Disney Princess costumes, but they're so cheaply made that they can't stand up to this nearly three year old tomboy. Oh yes, she's very much a princess, but also a tomboy with four older brothers, lol. She told me her favorite color is currently pink (but her mommy's is purple), so I made a bunch of pretty dresses for her. Her birthday is coming up in less than a month, so this is part of her birthday gift from DH and I.
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    And here is the pretty princess tomboy, herself, Astor!
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    Astor is wayyy too cute! Her dresses are gorgeous. Wish I could see her open her dresses. She is going to jump for joy. I love all of the dresses but the 8th one is particularly sweet. A girlie tomboy... that would describe my Mom.
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    Those dresses are fabulous! She is one lucky little girl.

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    She will be the belle of the ball in those princess dresses!

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    Very pretty dresses, and beautiful little princess.

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    What a special aunt you are! She will remember these dresses always. No dress outshines that adorable little face.

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    Those are gorgeous!

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    Oh my! She is going to be the best dressed princess ever! Love every one of them! Where did you find such fun fabrics?

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    What beautiful dresses-you did a great job-know she will be pleased !

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    Oh my goodness, she is going to love those dresses. What a wonderful surprise. (Part of her birthday present!?) Oh my, that is the most awesome birthday present ever for a Princess in training. I seem to remember several Disney Princesses' who are very "tomboy" like as well. lol
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    Those will keep her in high fashion for awhile! All very lovely!
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    Beautiful! Be sure to post pics of her modeling them.

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    Oh goodness....she's not going to wear anything but these!!
    You are very talented, mine would live in these gorgeous dresses!
    take plenty of pic of family & friends, keep tabs on loved ones but make time for yourself !

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    The dresses are fabulous! My GDs love dressing up too.

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    you will definitely be the favorite Auntie!!!!!!

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    Those are beautiful and precious!
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    Beautiful dresses. She will be delighted. I thought each dress was my favorite, then scrolled down to the next dress, and it was my favorite. Each one outdid the one before. Good job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jillmc View Post
    Oh my! She is going to be the best dressed princess ever! Love every one of them! Where did you find such fun fabrics?
    At JoAnn's! I walked in and found such adorable fabrics. But I went before prom season, so maybe that helped?
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    Beautiful dresses. She is a little doll

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    Oh, are you going to be popular! What an amazing collection....guess a princess can never have too many fabulous dresses.....

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    Oh, how fun! I got my start in sewing by making princess dresses for Halloween for my daughter when she was three, and then a friend introduced me to quilting and I've never looked back...
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    she is so pretty!! and all those beautiful princess dresses. you've been busy
    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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    Those are so beautiful. My DGD would love those, she loves dressing up in princess dresses also. I am making some for her fifth birthday the 29th of this month but they are not anywhere as beautiful as yours.

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    Your princess dresses are worthy of royalty. My youngest DD would have loved them, as long as I got her a pair of white tap shoes. I used to buy her tap shoes to play in, because she would do a great job of wearing herself out with them! Lol! When you have a "busy" child, you get creative!
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