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I am a wife and mommy to three, but in all of that- I am a seamstress who loves sewing and connecting with other people who love the art of sewing!

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Sunday, May 12, 2013

My little princess first dress made by mommy! S1701

Simplicity 1701
   I didn't quite make the deadline on making myself something for Mother's day; however, I was able to finish up my little girls first dress made by mommy *tear*, lol! It's those darn pregnancy hormones, I tell ya! Okay this dress was a dream to sew, minus how the instructions instruct you to sew the lining into the bodice; for me that equaled a hot mess, sorry no beuno! So, I had to ignore their instructions and just lined the dress as I line most of my bodices and so forth..
Fully lined Bemberg Rayon...And pay no mind to my ironing board cover, I just
can't be bothered right now to replace it, lol!

   The fabric is a cotton sateen, a left over remnant from a skirt I made two years ago S2451. So this dress was practically little to no cost, except for the purchase of lining and the ribbon, which cost little to nothing.. Did I say how much I enjoyed making this dress? Like seriously, I truly enjoyed making this dress. The pattern only calls for the bodice to be lined, but I wanted to line the skirt portion as well.. I also added an invisible zipper in place of the lapped zipper, just my personal preference. However, on the next dress, yes there will be plenty more, lol! I plan to add button placket in the back.


Invisible zipper! That zipper is truly amazing! Yes, I toot my own horn from time to time
lol!

 

   I hope everyone enjoyed their Mother's day! I know I sure did! Well, that's all for me ladies enjoy the rest of your day! Be blessed and nothin' less and continue to stay fearlessly fierce!

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16 comments:

  1. Happy Mother's Day! What a pretty little dress. That's the good thing about sewing, you don't have to follow the instructions to get the results you're looking for!

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  2. What a great dress for a lucky young lady. I think the fabric is just wonderful worked up liked this for a child. Great job!

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  3. Happy Mother's Day Candice! That little dress is absolutely too cute.

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    1. Happy Mother's Day to you as well Faye! And thank you..

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  4. This dress is so cute! And you have every reason to be proud of that zipper - it's perfectly done :0)
    Love your style and your pattern choices.
    All the best to you and your family. Hope you had a nice Mother's Day.
    Katherine

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  5. This dressed turned out BEAUTIFUL! Your little girl is going to be A.DORABLE!
    Great job!

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  6. Such a cute dress! Happy mother's day!

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  7. I love kids clothes, so cute!! The fabric is so pretty <3

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  8. So adorable and looking forward to more precious garments.

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