by toogie ( edited 29 Aug 2015 ) 10 Jun 2015

1980's Simplicity dress pattern-The appliqued ice cream is from Zippy. I used pink minky for the ice cream. She likes the feel of it. The monogram on the orange side, is the Victor font from Apex, which I downsized 10% at a time, until I got it the size I wanted. Both designs stitched perfectly. The little shoes are like the ones I made before. Insect bites that she can't 'not' scratch. #3 & #4 photos doesn't have elastic in legs yet-Not the best of photos, she has been cranky the last two days! -She likes the ice cream side of the dress but loves the orange shoes!-Hope you like all of it-Toogie EDITED 6-12-15 Showing the stabilizer I used and also the Grip fabric for the bottom of sole. This is not waterproof but if you use it for young ones you usually carry inside, its okay. Nora does wear hers outside, in dry weather, but she is wearing the rubber dots off on the first pair.

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by Shyamala 13 Jun 2015

Soooooo cute Toogie.....love both the dresses and the shoes... I love making little girls dresses too... Thanks for showing the patterns. Beautiful fabric choice...the blue is so sweet and the ice cream too. Hugs....Shyam

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toogie by toogie 14 Jun 2015

She picked the orange fabric. She opens my drawers and got it out for 'Nora's dress'. She ended up liking the ice cream side of the dress, but the orange shoes.-lol-I would love to see your little dresses.-Toogie

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by arisann 13 Jun 2015

Just a darling as can be. You are a very good seamstress. This is so cute. Thank you for sharing. I love the little shoes. Would love a pattern like that.

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toogie by toogie 13 Jun 2015

Arisann, look at the top in your INBOX you have a pm. Thank you for your comment and for looking. I have always loved sewing and guess I will until I die, or until I can't feel or see anymore.

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by lbrow 12 Jun 2015

Love them/Lillian

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toogie by toogie 13 Jun 2015

Thank you Lillian-Toogie

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by clintonmiss22 12 Jun 2015

Very cute! I really want to try those sweet shoes.

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toogie by toogie 12 Jun 2015

Not hard at all, so don't be intimidated. Be sure to iron on the Pellon 809, to give body, to the lining sole and U shape. I also add it to my strap. I buy it at Hancock Fabrics by the bolt-lol It's regular $4.99 but I ALWAYS have a 40% off coupon or more. It is also 45" wide. Maybe I can add another photo-lol

toogie by toogie 12 Jun 2015

Also photo of the Giffy Grip I use on the outer sole, read at EDIT at top main post here.

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by designgirl 12 Jun 2015

What a cute outfit, love the little shoes

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toogie by toogie 12 Jun 2015

Thank you, she does too!!!

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by peafarm 12 Jun 2015

Now I have got to go find a pattern like this---shoes and all for my great-grand daughter. Are the shoes your pattern?? I didn't pay good attention I guess--just at the pattern laid out. Love this! Cute little gal and lucky one also.

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toogie by toogie 12 Jun 2015

Look in Community/Sewing-thanks

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by noah 12 Jun 2015

cute love them all hugs

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toogie by toogie 12 Jun 2015

Thanks Carolyn!

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by brendalea 11 Jun 2015

What a sweet looking dresses. Happy Stitching Brenda Lea

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toogie by toogie 11 Jun 2015

Thank you Brenda Lea

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by sewdeb 11 Jun 2015

Oh, Toogie, this is such an adorable outfit! Sweet model, too - poor thing all bit up :-(

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toogie by toogie 11 Jun 2015

Thanks sewdeb, I don't want her to scratch and leave scars!

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by sjbrower 11 Jun 2015

These are adorable! I think I have this pattern stashed away from when my niece was little. I see my next project coming!

(and I just have to get up the nerve to try those little shoes. They are too too cute!) Thanks for sharing these with us Toogie.

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toogie by toogie 11 Jun 2015

The shoes do take a little while but oh so rewarding! Try them!

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by arlene 11 Jun 2015

What lovely outfits. Love the colors.

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toogie by toogie 11 Jun 2015

Bright uh? like my purse-lol Thanks for looking Arlene-Toogie

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by michemb 11 Jun 2015

just so cute,

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toogie by toogie 11 Jun 2015

Thank you

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by darenluan 11 Jun 2015

Adorable!!!!! Just a well done job!!!!

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toogie by toogie 11 Jun 2015

Thank you

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by dragonflyer 11 Jun 2015

Nicely done...love the sundress and bloomers...and the shoes, well, can't resist them either...so many bites on that wee one...hard not to scratch...

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toogie by toogie 11 Jun 2015

Yes, it is not to scratch..thanks

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by rsehorse 11 Jun 2015

Very cute little outfits I especially love the shoes. Great job.

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toogie by toogie 11 Jun 2015

Thank you, this shoe pattern is great.

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by NancyBT10 11 Jun 2015

More deliciously cute outfits and shoes. Love the cheery fabrics too. What an adorable little model you have. Cranky or not, she is too cute modeling the outfits, especially the orange shoes (I love them too)! Your embroidery and applique, as usual, look terrific. Great job!

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toogie by toogie 11 Jun 2015

Thank you so much,Nancy

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by laffma1 11 Jun 2015

Oh Toogie - this little dress outfit is so adorable. I like that it is reversible, and I bet her mom does too! Those shoes are just awesome. What do you put in the soles to make the bottoms more sturdy? Thx. Great job all around.

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toogie by toogie 11 Jun 2015

I am making some for Avery and I'll try to put in Sewing when I finish, but I used starting from the inside-lining fabric with iron on Pellon, two layers of fleece for cushion, and giffy grip for non slip....Thanks

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by lidiad 11 Jun 2015

Adorable dress, Toogie! And I love those little shoes....
Hugs, Lidia

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toogie by toogie 11 Jun 2015

Thank you Lidia,she loves the orange ones.

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by basketkase 11 Jun 2015

Cute, cute, cute, Toogie.......what a great couple of girls sets, gotta love those shoes and I feel for the little darlin' with the skitter bites, they are hard not to itch..........

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toogie by toogie 11 Jun 2015

They are hard not to scratch! Thanks Vicki,I'm tempted to try to make me a pair of shoes for in the house.-lol

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by holly12 11 Jun 2015

This is really adorable. Beautiful job. Arlene

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toogie by toogie 11 Jun 2015

Thanks Arlene

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by sonjapotgieter 11 Jun 2015

Wow!!!Great work...Love it...Cute and just so Stunning

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toogie by toogie 11 Jun 2015

Thank you Sonja

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by aussiequilter 11 Jun 2015

Oh I had that pattern when my girls were little they are in their 40's now so sweet

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toogie by toogie 11 Jun 2015

I had this pattern, since about that time too.Thanks

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by mariagiannina 11 Jun 2015

So pretty!! I used to make this pattern for my daughter too! Lovely and cool for summer.

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toogie by toogie 11 Jun 2015

She wore the orange side to church last night, she does love the orange shoes! Thanks

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by justsew 11 Jun 2015

Stunning work, so sweet, I do not throw anything out. they all come in one day. I am just making a lap top bag for Hubby with recycled zips .
Hugs Pam

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toogie by toogie 11 Jun 2015

Thanks Pam, sturdy zippers are a good save if you don't mind ripping them out. Let us see his bag when you finish.

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by pldc 11 Jun 2015

Oh Toogie these are darling! I love that it is reversible & the colours are so pretty! I love the shoes/slippers! Poor wee thing has been bitten all over. Not sure if you have Detol over there States side but it takes away the itch right away. It smells but it works great! Ask me how I know. ~hugs~

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toogie by toogie 11 Jun 2015

Thanks Loralye, never heard of Detol but I need to get something for them, when they're here. They ate her and Avery up. I think they got in the Expedition/SUV when they were loading the wheelchair and bit both girls on the way home.

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by katydid 10 Jun 2015

Wonderful job and so sweet. I do have patterns that go back to the 1960's and baby patterns too. I never throw them away as the styes are classic. Kay

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toogie by toogie 10 Jun 2015

I don't throw patterns away either,Kay, as you can see. If I find them in Thrift stores, garage sales, I pick them up. Thanks for looking-Toogie

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by dailylaundry 10 Jun 2015

Oh, Toogie what a sweet Gramma you are - the reversible sundress is so adorable - I love the colors - and of course, the sweet shoes - you are something else!!!! But, you have a sweet model!! Hugs to you are yours!! Laura*

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toogie by toogie 10 Jun 2015

I'm just a Gram, like most on here, nothing special. I am trying to make Avery a pair of these shoes. Her feet are bigger, so I am enlarging the pattern, to try to fit her. Thanks for looking,Laura-Toogie

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by graceandham 10 Jun 2015

It's like having a really pretty baby doll to dress again like when we were girls, isn't it. These are precious, Toogie. P.S. I think with that bracelet, finger nail polish is ALSO required!

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toogie by toogie 10 Jun 2015

It's there, the toes are polished and she picked the color! If she were still here I'd send you a shot of them.-Speaking of real live baby dolls. Last week a friend had another baby. Nora and her mom went to see it. They 'helped' her hold it, but when they tried to take it back Nora cried NO! She didn't want to give it up! She said it was 'her' baby.-lol

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by katmug 10 Jun 2015

Toogie , you are just tooooooooooo clever !!!! GREAT job yet again ! :D Oh poor little thing, makes me itchy just seeing her legs. :(

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toogie by toogie 10 Jun 2015

Yes, they do itch and she has one that bothers her more than the others. She really does pretty good for as many as she has. It has rained so much the mosquitos are terrible, and she loves to be outside. Thanks for looking and as almost always, these pieces were in my fabric stash.

katmug by katmug 11 Jun 2015

Great to have a 'stash' . :D

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by Leaha 10 Jun 2015

Toogie, these are both such cute little outfits. Are the little bells ringing all the time so you can keep track of her? If they are quiet you know to go running to see what she is into. Poor little one, bug bites are the worst when they itch!

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toogie by toogie 10 Jun 2015

Her mom and dad got her this bracelet for her first birthday. It hasn't came off since and she will be two next month. She does gingle so it easy to find her. Thanks for looking

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by tfk 10 Jun 2015

These are sooo adorable Toogie :)
Such a cute pattern! Love them....specially the blue fabric and that ice cream appliqué and those cute little shoes :)
And ofcourse the sweet little model too!

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toogie by toogie 10 Jun 2015

Thank you for all your comments!

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