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« on: August 31, 2014, 04:57:16 PM »

finished little dd's sheer, it's a lavender cotton voile, lined with a white cotton voile. infant bodice, ruched slim sleeve with a semi-adjustable neck.  i used an inch wide band of cotton muslin behind the gathering stitches {i thought i remembered reading about sheers needing this, but couldn't find it again.  the fabric is too thin to really sustain them alone anyway}.  i did a narrower waistband, thought it'd look better with the 'lightness'.

please let me know if anything is incorrect!  i have the same fabric in a green that i'm making up for big dd, plus 2 other cotton dresses {more of a quilting weight}.  i'm also hoping to use extra of these voile fabrics to make corded sunbonnets for all of us.

now, do i lengthen the skirt?  or shorten the petticoat?

lol.  the dress is around 4-5" below her knee.  i might just make a whole new petti, i'm not totally pleased with the fabric i used.

she's 6 Cheesy






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« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2014, 05:16:32 PM »

Daughter and dress are lovely!
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« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2014, 05:40:12 PM »

Lovely work, Mrs. Johnson!  The fabric, styling, and little lady are beautiful Smiley.

The dress length as-is looks to be on the shorter side for her age.  To lengthen it, you could simply remove the tuck, or make a smaller tuck -- depending on the length needed to cover the petticoat.

To the shorten the petticoat, you could do the opposite.  Make a tuck of the needed width so that it is a little shorter than the dress.  Or, as you said, you can make a new petticoat.  However, I think that the dress could be a little bit longer anyway.
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« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2014, 06:13:55 PM »

thanks!  it's a 4" tuck, i wonder if taking it down to 2" would be enough.

i changed a couple of things mid-assembly.  next time i'll only change trims!
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