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« on: October 19, 2013, 04:35:39 PM »

Does this look ok?  How's the length?  She's 8, 9 in April.


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« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2013, 07:06:46 PM »

She looks adorable and I love the stripes.  The length looks fine.  It may be a touch on the longer side of normal but I still think it is ok.
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« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2013, 08:30:54 PM »

I'd put it on the "New Dress, Just Grew" side of normal, too... with skirt supports under, that will give a "visual" of a tad bit shorter. Great color on her!
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« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2013, 05:05:21 PM »

thank you!  i'm planning on starching her petticoat.

and here's part 2, my 5yo.



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« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2013, 12:01:18 AM »

Smidgen 2's is a bit long in the skirts--it could be shortened another tuck.

Going forward, consider making the bodices about 1-2" longer, and taking the waistband down to a finished 1-1.5". That will help extend the wearing time of each dress, and create a more typical balance between skirts and bodice ratios. The fit of the waistbands, circumferentially, is really nice! Comfortable, without being at all baggy or slumpy. Very good work there!

And her shy little smile is just killing me. What lovely girlies, both!
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« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2013, 12:04:43 AM »

But, just so you don't feel discouraged one speck:

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/281545414178691125/

A girl from the era with a slightly atypical bodice-to-skirts ratio. Smiley So, even if it's not the most common ratio to find, it was definitely seen on at least one dubious little girl!
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« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2013, 08:58:33 AM »

No additional comments to dresses other than lovely and the length will be just right in 2 weeks.
Your girls are completely huggable.
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« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2013, 11:18:57 AM »

thanks!  i'll try to add another tuck to little DD's.  I guess she's short waisted or something, lol, her waistband is under her lowest rib... maybe I misinterpreted the instructions.  these are the first things I've made that actually came out half way decent.

my dress is up next and it slightly terrifies me!
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« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2013, 07:59:50 PM »

Little kids are built differently than adults, and it shows in period clothing. It's okay to take the waistline all the way down to any side-indent she happens to have... you'll be above the hip and navel, but below the ribs.

You did a nice job!
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