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    Well all 4 dresses are ready for final fitting. Need to get strap mesurement and hem the inner dress. One girl lost some weight so may have some adjustments there

    this one was first done and can see the lenght
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    here are all 4 couldn't get back far enough for the full lenght
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    Wow, those are gorgeous!!!

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    Those are georgeous, you have been busy. Don't you hate it when they do that (lose weight) I had to make some brides maid dresses for my sister's wedding, they were those strapless things that have to really tight around the top to stay up. One of the girls kept losing weight and I had to adjust 3 times not easy once it's fully lined and boned. In the end had to pin it to her strapless bra and do some er stuffing to hold things in place :lol: That'll teach her to mess with her seamstress :twisted:

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    the dresses are looking great connie hope they fit good so u dont have to do any adjusting.

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    The fabric makes them look like froth. If possible, it would be fun to see pictures of them on the girls (along with a photo of the beautiful bride, of course,if she's willing).

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    Beautiful, NICE JOB.

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    Oh my what an undertaking to make 4 dresses! I've been struggling with just one pair of pants this afternoon. I love that hem line & the colours, thanks so much for sharing the pictures of your beautiful work.

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    Wow! What a project! Those bridesmaids will look like pretty flowers. I hope you do post a picture of the wedding. :)

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    Nice job Connie, I know you're anxious to get done and back to quilting, they're beautiful.

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    GASP! OMgosh! Those are amazing! Beautiful!!!! :shock: :shock:
    What are the straps made from? The same fabric as the dress (underneath) or ribbon? or ?
    I used grosgrain(SP?) ribbon for ties on my DD's sundress. It actually didn't have any problems staying tied like I thought it would! I thought I would try it, then sew the ribbon together later but leave it loose at the top to still tie it into a bow. Am I making sense? LOL!

    Lovely work!
    I guess losing weight is better than gaining a bunch?!!! That would be worse, right!?!?! LOL!

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    The under dress is a satin type fabric with a maching lace overlay the straps are of matching 5/8 satin ribbon. (I do have the right ribbon for the purple dress).

    The wedding is Aug 25th no else better lose any weight. I want to get back to quilting have a few project to be finish by Sept glad they're only a baby and a lap quilt but will be cutting it close.

    I started the machime emb for both quilts last night

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    Well good and bad news on the dresses. The pink and purple fit perfect. Yellow just a few minor adjustments. I have to take apart the blue and recut the pieces. Hopefuly I can just use the pieces I have. Still have a little fabric left, but hope I won't have to use it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ceannastahr
    Well good and bad news on the dresses. The pink and purple fit perfect. Yellow just a few minor adjustments. I have to take apart the blue and recut the pieces. Hopefuly I can just use the pieces I have. Still have a little fabric left, but hope I won't have to use it.
    OH NO! What happened to blue girl?
    GOoD LuCK!

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    She got sick and lost 25 lbs She is still big but not as big as before

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    Oh wow! These dresses are gorgeous. YOu did an excellent job. :D

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    They are gorgeous! I simply do not have the patience to do stuff like that.
    I was not very fun to be around when I was learning how to sew even little "easy" stuff! It's a testament to my mother's patience and sheer determination that I learn how to sew that I learned what I did.

    I would LOVE to have the problem of losing weight! (Until I was done, then keep it off!) :D

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    great job, connie..sorry about the blue one.

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    Oh, Connie, I know your pain! Remember in March I had a week to make four floor length strapless fully lined dresses for my grandson's wedding? The maid of honor would not come for final fitting, bought a different type bra (after numerous warnings about wearing what she was fitted with) and I ended up pinning with little gold pins the pink dress to her on the day of the wedding..............

    Sorry you are having to take the blue apart, they are all so beautiful. You've done wonderful work on them. I so hate taking things apart after sewing.......

    Hope you have enough fabric, it's always a challenge isn't it?
    Sharon

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    Connie and Sharon,
    I admire both of you! I so wish I had been brave enough to sew dresses for my daughters wedding. My mother taught me to sew and for years I did make my own clothes. I laugh now, I always worried my stitches would fall apart while I was wearing the item of clothing. :lol: Now I wear store bought and sew quilts. I'm glad I know how to sew but it was never my favorite thing to do until I learned about quilting. Quilts are so much easier to do with no body to fit!
    To use Boo's word, You two ladies rock!

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    WOW!!! someone can still sew after learning how to quilt!! :wink:

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