by sewdeb ( edited 16 Apr 2017 ) 16 Apr 2017

Dresses for my granddaughters ~

Did you ever look at the illustration on a pattern envelop and think "that's so cute", only to have it look blah once you've sewn it? That was the case with this pattern. It called for just bias binding around the neckline, but I felt it needed a little extra. So I added the collar from Stitch Delight and it did the trick!

I removed the flower and just did the collar ITH with a matching peach thread.

The picture was taken before I ironed that one collar into submission! 😒

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by graceandham 17 Apr 2017

Very special little dresses.

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sewdeb by sewdeb 18 Apr 2017

Thank you!

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by sonjapotgieter 17 Apr 2017

Beautiful work!!!!!They are so Stunning

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sewdeb by sewdeb 17 Apr 2017

Thanks so much, Sonja. Hugs*

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by bescal 17 Apr 2017

Your touches make them special and sew much better. I am delighted to see the peter pan collar come back in style again. I even see it in adult dresses and also with sweaters. Keep up the good work.

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sewdeb by sewdeb 17 Apr 2017

Thanks so much! I love Peter Pan collars!

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by lilylady 17 Apr 2017

Yes, The collar looks very nice and love the lace also.

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sewdeb by sewdeb 17 Apr 2017

Thanks so much, Lily! *

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by bemara 17 Apr 2017

Your granddaughters look beautiful and cute in these dresses :-)

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sewdeb by sewdeb 17 Apr 2017

Thanks so much!*

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by basketkase 17 Apr 2017

So adorable.....great job....loving the little lace on bottom hem....

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sewdeb by sewdeb 17 Apr 2017

You and me both, Vicki! Thanks!

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by airyfairy 17 Apr 2017

Yes, that has happened to me. I love the little pleats. Great job.

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sewdeb by sewdeb 17 Apr 2017

I think it has happened more often than naught. Those pleats are what sold me on the pattern in the first place. Thanks!, Hugs*, Deb

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by rescuer Moderator 16 Apr 2017

Darling dresses! The collars are perfect

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sewdeb by sewdeb 17 Apr 2017

Thanks. I agree, the collars make the dresses. Hugs*

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by noah 16 Apr 2017

Well done they will look so cute:):)

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sewdeb by sewdeb 17 Apr 2017

Thanks, Carolyn! Hugs*

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by shirley124 16 Apr 2017

You have done well with the addition of the collars. They will look so sweet wearing these. So glad they finnaly turned up. Hugs

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sewdeb by sewdeb 17 Apr 2017

Me, too! Thanks for looking. Hugs*

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by toogie edited 16 Apr 2017

I think they are darling. The collar does 'brighten' it up and I like the edgings, on the sleeve and skirt hems. Cute as can be.


You think it's bad about your package taking 2 1/2 weeks, listen to this. I had a $2.?? late fee added to my water bill. I called and asked why as I had mailed it on the 8th (due the 15th). She said they did not receive it until the 20th!! Took 12 days to go 6 miles!!! I should have walked and paid it!!!

Thank goodness they got them in time for Easter!

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sewdeb by sewdeb edited 17 Apr 2017

Oh, good grief! That's ridiculous!

toogie by toogie 17 Apr 2017

I told my husband I would have to 'guess-to-mate' the cost of my water bill every month and pay in advance, before receiving a bill!-lol

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by pennifold 16 Apr 2017

I love the pinspot fabric and the addition of that collar sets them off perfectly. Great idea. Love Chris

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sewdeb by sewdeb 16 Apr 2017

Thanks, Chris! Love, Deb*

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by babash 16 Apr 2017

They look so nice and professional looking. The collar sets them off just right. I think bias binding around the neck would make them look home made.
Clever thinking on your part.

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sewdeb by sewdeb 16 Apr 2017

Thanks so much, that bias did look "home made" as opposed "hand made" if you get what I mean. I think now they have a classic look about them. Hugs*, Deb

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by asterixsew Moderator 16 Apr 2017

I know exactly what you mean with pattern envelopes but you have made two pretty dresses

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sewdeb by sewdeb 16 Apr 2017

Thanks so much!

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by parkermom 16 Apr 2017

So cute! I am going to have to make some dresses for my granddaughter, and this looks great! Thanks for sharing.

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sewdeb by sewdeb 16 Apr 2017

I love sewing for them! you're love it, too, I'm sure! Hugs*

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by crazypatchmama 16 Apr 2017

You did a perfect job in altering the pattern of the dress. love the way it turned out.

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sewdeb by sewdeb 16 Apr 2017

Thanks so much! There's just something about a Peter Pan collar on a little girl's dress! Hugs*

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by crafter2243 Moderator 16 Apr 2017

Those dresses are darling. I bet the granddaughters will look absolutely cute in them.

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sewdeb by sewdeb 16 Apr 2017

Thanks! I've yet to see them in the dresses - I mailed them 2½ weeks ago, but the package got lost in the mail.... they showed up yesterday! To the UK via a tour of Europe!🙄

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by Gailete 16 Apr 2017

Lovely and sweet looking. I think seeing little girls in dresses like these that are made with TLC is so much nicer than one wearing latest Disney character on a T-shirt.

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crafter2243 by crafter2243 16 Apr 2017

Welcome to Cute

sewdeb by sewdeb 16 Apr 2017

Yes, I agree I love seeing them in dresses - there's plenty of time for jeans and a t-shirt! Welcome to Cute! Hugs*

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by katydid 16 Apr 2017

Nice job! Are your granddaughters twins? Kay

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sewdeb by sewdeb edited 16 Apr 2017

Thanks, no, they're ages 2 and 4 but they take a size 3 and 4. Hugs*

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by Sewmum1 16 Apr 2017

They look so sweet with the collars. Your granddaughters will look lovely.

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sewdeb by sewdeb 16 Apr 2017

Thanks, Sewmum! Hugs*

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by rosakent 16 Apr 2017

Yes they really are so cute, I bet your granddaughters look beautiful in these dresses. Jo

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sewdeb by sewdeb 16 Apr 2017

Thanks! I haven't seen them in them yet ~ can't wait!

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