by toogie ( edited 18 Jun 2015 ) 17 Jun 2015

EDITED - adding the pattern, and link to pants I made off this pattern too.--Hi Cuties, This was the first day I had Avery this week, so I just finished her dress. This fabric was a piece, in the stash, from the elderly quilter. The emb design was a freebie, from Digistitches, Patriotic flower hair bows. I made it like an applique with the red check fabric. I also enlarged the largest one to put on the dress. The shoes have the med size design as it comes in 3 sizes. I wanted to stitch the ribbon to the dress, but mom wanted some thread loops on the sides, in case she didn't want to wear the ribbon. With Avery it would stay in place better stitched down. The shoes are the ones I made earlier. After I made the enlarged flower, I put 2 slits in the backing only, and slid it on the strap. It can be taken off for a different look. I hope you like my little Patriot's outfit.-Toogie-

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by Shyamala 19 Jun 2015

Toogie..this is too beautiful.....love to see your dresses...Thanks for all the links. You are indeed an expert....in stitching dresses and very creative too. Hugs...Shyam.

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toogie by toogie 25 Jun 2015

Thank you very much and you're welcome to the links.

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by peafarm 19 Jun 2015

Thank you Toogie--I found the pattern and instructions in Community where you said to look. Got to make these for my great-granddaughter.

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toogie by toogie 19 Jun 2015

Let me see, I am glad you want to make some and found the pattern. You will want to make more!

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by anitapatch 19 Jun 2015

Absolutelyt lovely. Well done

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toogie by toogie 19 Jun 2015

Thank you for looking.

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by dilceia 18 Jun 2015

Muito bonito! Amei o sapato.

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toogie by toogie 18 Jun 2015

Thank you Dilceia

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by sonjapotgieter 18 Jun 2015

Stunning...Too cute

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toogie by toogie 18 Jun 2015

Thank you Sonja

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by cfidl 18 Jun 2015

simply adorable !

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toogie by toogie 18 Jun 2015

Thanks Christine

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by 8298805 18 Jun 2015

Das ist superschön. Werde ich für meine Enkelin verwenden.

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toogie by toogie 18 Jun 2015

Thank you very much.

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by sewtired 18 Jun 2015

I love this outfit. If I were Avery's mom, I would want a matching one. Cute yet sophisticated.

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toogie by toogie 18 Jun 2015

Sorry, don't have any fabric left. I will have to piece a bib to match because don't have enough for even that.

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by yvh 18 Jun 2015

What an adorable outfit ! The little shoes are so cute. Your granddaughter will look very special in it. You make such amazing outfits. Very clever to make the flower on the sash removable.

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toogie by toogie 18 Jun 2015

Thank you for all your kind comments. I was hesitant to sew the sash in, because I was afraid if it was washed a lot the dots may come off the ribbon. They are not woven in. This way we can change it out if they get bad.

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by NancyBT10 18 Jun 2015

This is just beautiful! I love everything. I agree that it may be easier to keep up with the ribbon if it were stitched on. But, with it not then one could use different ribbon and it would be like a new dress! What superb sewing you did on the outfit, shoes and accessories. I hope that your daughter learns, or has learned, to sew as beautifully as you. I am so grateful that my mom taught me to sew and do handwork at a very early age. Toogie, you really dress your granddaughters nicely!

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toogie by toogie 18 Jun 2015

Thanks Nancy. My youngest wants to learn but doesn't have time with church activities/duties, work, the kids, etc. Maybe one day, then she can sew for her grands,when I am gone. I am glad your mom taught you. I just love to hear when people learn to sew. It has been so rewarding for me. Others say it makes them too nervous. It is my relax time, I guess, because I do enjoy it. My oldest daughter can sew a little, has time to learn more, but not too interested. There are things I don't like to make, like prom,ball or wedding dresses. I leave that to my very good friend-lol- She has made my daughters huge skirts, on Homecoming dresses, and I must say a perfect job,too.

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by peafarm 18 Jun 2015

Just love the whole thing--where is this shoe pattern??? My grand daughter buys these types and would love the pattern.

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toogie by toogie 18 Jun 2015

Thanks, just look in Community Sewing

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by rgotter 18 Jun 2015

I love it. I could only wish to sew so well!

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toogie by toogie 18 Jun 2015

Thank you I bet you can, and if not, just keep practicing.

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by sjbrower 18 Jun 2015

This is simply CUTE! You have a great eye to pull things together. Avery is a very well-dressed young lady! Thanks for sharing your work... you always inspire me.

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toogie by toogie 18 Jun 2015

Ah , how sweet , thanks.

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by kalamazoo 18 Jun 2015

Great job, Toogie. I'll bet Avery was smiling & glowing!
Cindy

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toogie by toogie 18 Jun 2015

Thank you for looking. Here's your flower!

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by RockyB 18 Jun 2015

Beautiful! She is going to look adorable!

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toogie by toogie 18 Jun 2015

Thanks RockyB

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by airyfairy 18 Jun 2015

Little Avery is going to look so beautiful in this outfit. Wonderful sewing Toogie

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toogie by toogie 18 Jun 2015

Thanks, Sarah

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by AllRaggedy 18 Jun 2015

Toogie you are amazing and so is this beautiful dress.

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toogie by toogie 18 Jun 2015

Thank you very much, but we have a lot of other Cuties that sew just as well, I'll bet you can too. I do appreciate your looking. I put links to the pattern and pants I made off this pattern too. Take a look-see-Toogie

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by kanny 18 Jun 2015

That's gorgeous Toogie love the whole outfit :))

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toogie by toogie 18 Jun 2015

Thank you very much. I'll edit & add the pattern I used.

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by MuseandSew 18 Jun 2015

How beautiful! She's one lucky girl! Love the polka dot material & the shoes are just adorable.

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toogie by toogie 18 Jun 2015

Thanks for all the comments, but I'll always say, we're the lucky ones!

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by graceandham 17 Jun 2015

Oh, Toogie, this is precious and a bit grown up. She will be so happy with all these flowers and dots!

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toogie by toogie 18 Jun 2015

It is a view off the pattern I used for her monogrammed ruffled pants. I guess because of the dark color, it does make it look more for an older girl. A classic look, maybe. Thanks for looking-Toogie

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by crafter2243 Moderator 17 Jun 2015

Adorable. If she was in it would even be more adorable, :)

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toogie by toogie 18 Jun 2015

She was in it, until she drooled all over, and I still couldn't get her to pick her head up! Oh well....

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by tilde01 17 Jun 2015

I love it. You did an awesome job.

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toogie by toogie 18 Jun 2015

Thank you very much

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by tlp22 17 Jun 2015

Oh my gosh you are so talented. This is a beautiful set.

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toogie by toogie 18 Jun 2015

Thanks, I just love to sew. Looks like you do too. I see some pretty things you have made.

tlp22 by tlp22 18 Jun 2015

thanks!

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by dragonflyer 17 Jun 2015

Beautifully done...love them both!

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toogie by toogie 18 Jun 2015

Thanks Kim-T

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by lidiad 17 Jun 2015

That's a lovely dress, Toogie. Avery will look great.
Hugs, Lidia

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toogie by toogie 18 Jun 2015

Thank you Lidia, lets hope so.

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by cj2sew 17 Jun 2015

Sew very cute. That is a lot of love. What about a flower for a hairband?

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toogie by toogie 18 Jun 2015

I'm ahead of you in thought but not deed-lol- maybe not a hairband, but a barrette or ponytail band. Thanks for looking.

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by mad14kt 17 Jun 2015

LOVELY ;D

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toogie by toogie 18 Jun 2015

THANKS

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by lbrow 17 Jun 2015

Oh I am a bigfan of navy blue with dots. It looks like dotted swiss Toogie. The entire outfit is darling as she will be with it on/Lillian

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toogie by toogie 18 Jun 2015

I wish it was dotted swiss but no, its just a cotton polka dot. I wanted to try the pattern, size, out with this 'free' fabric, to see how it fit. I know I made the whole outfit, for less than $3- So glad I got this fabric from the family and Bevintex told me where to get zippers! Thanks for looking,Toogie

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by kathymourie 17 Jun 2015

Beautiful !!! I know she will love it !!!

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toogie by toogie 18 Jun 2015

Thanks, Kathy

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by aussiequilter 17 Jun 2015

its so beautiful Toogie . Avery will look gorgeous in it

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toogie by toogie 18 Jun 2015

Again, thanks!

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by aussiequilter 17 Jun 2015

its so beautiful Toogie . Avery will look gorgeous in it

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toogie by toogie 18 Jun 2015

Thank you!

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by ygarrone 17 Jun 2015

What a lovely dress, shoes and hair bow accent.
Love the colours- love everything.

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toogie by toogie 18 Jun 2015

Thank you very much-Toogie

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by lucy1234 17 Jun 2015

Lovely outfit, Avery will be so happy in it!!!!

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toogie by toogie 18 Jun 2015

Thank you

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by laffma1 17 Jun 2015

Such a darling dress and shoes. Avery will look terrific in this outfit.

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toogie by toogie 18 Jun 2015

Thank you very much, I hope so.

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by babash 17 Jun 2015

Oh how beautiful so dressy and grown up looking.

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toogie by toogie 18 Jun 2015

Yes, our girl is getting older 9 1/2 years! Thanks for looking

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by pennifold 17 Jun 2015

The whole outfit is stunning Toogie. I love the little flower. I did that on a dress I just made for Ophelie and made it a pocket! I like how you've added it to the belt and as you say it can be taken off if needed. Love Chris

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toogie by toogie 18 Jun 2015

It is good to think we can use our designs for more than the intended purpose. I don't think the belt is going to work out. If you tie it snug, it fits right across her GI tube. If you leave it loose, it doesn't look right. May take it off, although I now have the belt loops at the sides. IDK-I started to put the ribbon up from the bottom skirt edge, because she will have a bib, at the top anyway. I made the waist a little loose, in case it did fall, where it does. It doesn't look bad, without the ribbon at the waist. It's just without a bib, it looked good. Of course and unfortunately, there is always the need for the bib. I'm rattling-sorry-Toogie

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by designgirl 17 Jun 2015

Avery will look so cute in this outfit. It is lovely.

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toogie by toogie 18 Jun 2015

Thank you very much for looking.

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by grossfamilie 17 Jun 2015

This is so wonderful. Avery and her mom will be happy - what a lovely dress ! Hugs and have a Happy Independance day :-)

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toogie by toogie 18 Jun 2015

Thank you very much. I think mom likes the idea of shoes for her. It's sometimes hard to find shoes and then you have to buy 2 pair,as feet are not the same size, etc. I am just glad that I do know how and am still able to sew for her.

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by dailylaundry 17 Jun 2015

Oh, this is so cute!! I just know Avery will look so sweet in her red, white and blue outfit!! I hope we get a picture!! Hugs, Laura*

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toogie by toogie 18 Jun 2015

I did take some photos of her in it, however, she was not in a photogenic mood. Her head was just to heavy today for her to keep it up, poor baby. She did try,though.

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by arlene 17 Jun 2015

She will look darling in this outfit. What a wonderful job.

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toogie by toogie 18 Jun 2015

I hope so, thank you.

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by asterixsew Moderator 17 Jun 2015

Toogie you are one great grandmother in all the super sewing that you produce for your grandchildren. Great as in super and not that you are a great grandmother, that will happen in time.

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toogie by toogie 18 Jun 2015

Yes, lets don't rush the great-grandmother-lol- I can't slow down that much yet! Thank you for your comment and for looking.

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by rsloan 17 Jun 2015

If that isn't the cutest thing! What a lucky little girl - Becky

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toogie by toogie 18 Jun 2015

We're the lucky ones, but thanks!

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by pldc 17 Jun 2015

It is all terrific Toogie! You did a great job on everything here!~hugs~

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toogie by toogie 18 Jun 2015

Thanks Loralye-gave you some flowers for the dresses you've been making. Sometimes I just can't find enough time to do everything!

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by joansatx 17 Jun 2015

Absolutely wonderful! Enjoyed reading all about it. Very pretty!

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toogie by toogie 18 Jun 2015

Thank you for looking and reading, sometimes my too much explanation.-lol

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