5.20.2009

Miss 4th of July

I finished my first shirt dress!!! This one was a real struggle for me. Lots of seam ripping. Not because the idea or tutorial aren't great, but I had to re-figure everything for an 80% four year old. There are only a few scraps left of the original shirt. I also cut the sleeves wrong, but didn't have any fabric left to re-cut them. I should have gone sleeveless, but sewed, seam ripped, sewed, seam ripped and sewed again. I did however make all of the necessary adjustments to my freezer paper pattern, so I expect dress #2 will be a snap. I'll let you know. In the end I am pleased with the result and am feeling a little Betsy Ross coming on.

11 comments:

  1. The dress is fabulous! I would never have been able to tell it had been a struggle! The sleeves (which for me always cause some panic) look great and I think the shirt pattern is so fun!

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  2. This is too cute, now I have to rethink my plans for 4th of july dresses!

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  3. Beautiful! I just found your blog a few days ago. And last night I started collecting my husbands old shirts. I can't wait to try to sew a dress for my 17 months old.

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  4. it looks great. love the flowers. i am about 75% done with mine. i just need to pull out mom's old sewing machine again and get going now that i have sent my new machine back. sigh

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  5. good job! she looks great!!

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  6. It may have been sewn and ripped and sewn and ripped, but it was worth it, it looks fantastic! :)

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  7. So darling! I adore those flowers you put near the top - great idea!

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  8. Great idea to make it a 4th of July theme! Very cute!

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  9. Rian, this is so stinkin cute. I love the addition of the flowers, your girl is too cute, and I love the color combo. Sorry there was so much seam ripping involved. But I'm glad it all worked out!

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  10. that isn't Coy is it? Either my eyes are playing tricks on me, or she has changed A LOT since I last saw you. The dress is great. I love it.

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