by sjbrower ( edited 10 Jan 2016 ) 10 Jun 2015

More little girl dresses. I was helping my mom clean out some of her fabric area, and came across a small stack of very old dotted swiss fabric scraps. I hadn't seen that fabric in years and years. I quickly "took ownership" (mom was happy.... she was in clean it out mode) and made a couple of dresses for our Miss Ella.






The first one is blue (with pink lining in the top) and the embroidery is from Jen's Original.





The second I call sherbert dress... no embroidery, but buttons and bows! Buttons were from mom's cleaning as well. I might add another green bow to the skirt (between the pink and yellow layer). What do you think... too much?

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by glendaroach49 11 Jun 2015

Darling dresses! What patterns did you use or did you even use a pattern?

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sjbrower by sjbrower 03 Jul 2015

The blue one I made up myself. I just took a pattern that I knew fit Miss Ella, and extended the top enough to make the ties. The sherbert dress is Simplicity 1449 (hard to say no to the Joanns $1 patterns!)

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by spendlove Moderator 11 Jun 2015

Sweet! I love the knotted shoulders.

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by dionisiam 11 Jun 2015

queste vestine sono proprio belle,

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by brendalea 11 Jun 2015

Such cute little dresses.
Thank you for sharing Happy Stitching Brenda Lea

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by sewdeb 11 Jun 2015

So lovely! I made my daughters many dresses out of dotted Swiss (some survived and I have passed them onto my granddaughters to wear... ) Thanks for the memories.

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by jrob Moderator 11 Jun 2015

Precious dresses and great memories have surfaced. I, too, had a red dotted swiss dress. It was my Easter dress one year, made by my grandmother, and I had a bonnet and gloves and black patent shoes, shined with a biscuit. We lost all of out childhood pictures, but I can remember this one so well. Thank you for the trip down memory lane.

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pennifold by pennifold 11 Jun 2015

Mine was red and white also Jerrilyn and made by my Grandmother too! I didn't wear a hat, but had white shoes - mine was mainly a summer dress! Love Chris

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by arlene 11 Jun 2015

I just loved dotted swiss. What wonderful dresses you have made.

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by NancyBT10 11 Jun 2015

Adorable little dresses for Miss Ella! My mother was an excellent seamstress and made all of our clothes. I very lovingly recall dotted swiss fabric. It was one of my favorites. You really did a great job using the beautiful fabric. I think the sherbet dress look perfectly fine with the single bow. You could always make Miss Ella a little headband with a bow to go along with it if you have some left over. I like the embroidery on the first dress; I bet she will be "Daddy's girl"!

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sjbrower by sjbrower 11 Jun 2015

Definitely Daddy's girl!

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by laffma1 11 Jun 2015

Dotted Swiss brings back lots of memories for me as well. Too bad we cannot find it around here these days, or at least I have' seen it in a very long time. These little dresses are really cute. You did a great job making them, & I bet your mom is really happy to see her saved scrap pile go to such a good use. Well done.

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sjbrower by sjbrower 11 Jun 2015

That fabric took both me and my mom down memory lane.... and a few cuties as well I see. Best we can remember, these scraps are from late 70s or early 80s.

Thanks for your comments. --Sharon

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by lolly3 11 Jun 2015

Hi sjbrower, These little dresses are just beautiful, some little girl is going to love wearing them. Reminds me of a Summers Day filled with making Daisy Chain Necklaces. Thankyou for sharing. Regards Lorraine of South Australia.

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sjbrower by sjbrower 11 Jun 2015

Thanks Lorraine.... Miss Ella's Mom loves these hand made dresses. That fabric reminded me of my younger days as well. Sharon

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by RockyB 11 Jun 2015

These are adorable! So sweet! I would love to know where you found the patterns?

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sjbrower by sjbrower 11 Jun 2015

The blue one I made up myself. I just took a pattern that I knew fit Miss Ella, and extended the top enough to make the ties. The sherbert dress is Simplicity 1449 (hard to say no to the Joanns $1 patterns!)

RockyB by RockyB 11 Jun 2015

Thank you, they sure are cute!

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by pennifold 11 Jun 2015

Dear Sharon, these dresses remind me of my favourite dress when I was a little girl living in Adelaide. Mine was red and white spotted Voile. Love the both of them. Love Chris

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sjbrower by sjbrower 11 Jun 2015

Hi Chris, it's good to see that these are bringing fond memories for folks. Both my Mom and I stopped and took a memory trip when we saw these fabrics. Thanks for sharing your memory. Sharon

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by sonjapotgieter 11 Jun 2015

So Gorgeous....Well done

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by aussiequilter 11 Jun 2015

just beautiful

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by justsew 11 Jun 2015

Beautiful work
Hugs Pam

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by teun 11 Jun 2015

nniedlich

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by mlbell70 11 Jun 2015

This material brings back good memories of dessses I made for our daughter. Very nice work

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sjbrower by sjbrower 11 Jun 2015

Glad to bring back some good memories for you too. Thanks! Sharon

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by graceandham 10 Jun 2015

So sweet and oh my gosh, do you know what dotted swiss is costing these days. These are very expensive little dresses.

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by tfk 10 Jun 2015

These are so cute and well stitched :)
Love the pretty colours and dotted fabric!

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by pldc 10 Jun 2015

really cute Sharon, ~hugs~

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by dordonc 10 Jun 2015

nice job.........

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by dragonflyer 10 Jun 2015

Ahhh, sweet memories of my own childhood! Nice job

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by toogie 10 Jun 2015

I'm like Lillian, I've always loved dotted swiss, but I don't see it anymore. I just love your little dresses,each are equally pretty. I would like the bottom one, even without the bow. Wish I had some of this in all my stash!

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by lbrow 10 Jun 2015

I I've always loved dotted swiss fabric. I Remember my first long formal dress for my piano recital was made from pink dotted swiss. I loved that dress. After the recital my aunt cut it off and made me a Sunday dress. These little dress are so sweet/Lillian

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sjbrower by sjbrower 11 Jun 2015

What a wonderful memory to share with us Lillian! Thank you. Sharon

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by babash 10 Jun 2015

Beautiful dresses Love the old type fabrics so soft and classy. I think it looks great with the one bow.

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by noah 10 Jun 2015

Oh i love them hugs

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by Leaha 10 Jun 2015

Sew very cute and perfect for a little lady. Great job, hope she enjoys every minute wearing these!

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