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May 13, 2009

Alexis' Dress




I'm taking a break from my Vogue Dress for now.  Yesterday I worked on a dress for my daughter, Alexis.  I'm very happy with the way it turned out.  I used a McCall's pattern from 1959, #5264, for a simple dress.  My daughter is VERY petite for her age, she will be 10 in July, this pattern is a size 7, I did not grade this pattern in any way and it fit perfectly with a little extra room to move.  I swear I DO feed my children very well and they are kept clean and healthy, shortness just runs in the family.  I used the cherry fabric I ended up with a few weeks back.  She has a cherry printed headband that she is wearing in her hair that you can't see very well in the photo.  Of course being herself, she added her own touches to the ensemble with the tights.  I will be making a crinoline for her out of white organza and possibly satin(?), I'll have to see what I have in my stash for the yoke and slip portion.  I should begin work on the crinoline tonight or tomorrow.  She and her brother were clowning around so I decided to use the time for a photo op for my personal collection.  We are also introducing Alley, the Australian Cattle Dog and perpetual puppy. 

3 comments:

xdollydaydreamx said...

Eeeee that is such a sweet dress!! Is this the one you are after the strawberry print fabric for (which I am going to pick up tomorrow btw!)??

I too am 'vertically challenged'. for some reason my mums brothers are all massive tall, but something went wrong with us...

fadedstitch said...

I have another pattern that I am gonna use the strawberry print for but generally the same style. She LOVES this one, I am so happy she does. She's at that age where it could go either way. I'm just tickled she doesn't mind my taste in dresses or fabric.

xdollydaydreamx said...

Just tell her that while she's living with you she will wear what you want her to wear ;)