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by pennifold ( edited 04 May 2018 ) 03 May 2018

Hi Cuties, here is the dress I made yesterday and today for Ophelie. I bought the fabric from Japan 2 yearsago and I'm sure Ophelie will wear it later in the Springtime/Summer. Ophelie is getting so tall, so I decided to put a large band on the bottom - it can be turned up if needed. The fabric is a border style top and bottom of Merry-go-round horses and then at the lower bottom it's the dark scrolls and pianos and birds - very unusual.

I was telling Jan (hightechgrammy) that I was making one and she asked me to post it when it was finished. It's the lightest of cottons and almost see-through, so will be a great dress for really hot days. Love Chris

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by lbrow 03 May 2018

Love it Chris. I am getting ready to do some sun dresses for Abby.!. If I could just get caught up. When I get through with something. Then someone else brings in something for me to do.. Love the fabric.. I use to make summer dresses for the girls out of a real thin Cotton called Lawn. I do not see it anymore. It was a lot like Batiste with more body to it and in all kind of prints. Sewed up beautifully

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pennifold by pennifold 04 May 2018

I had beautiful lawn dresses when I was a wee lass. My Nanna used to make me dresses out of Swiss Voile too with little flock pieces on the fabric.
This fabric is very lightweight almost like open weave cotton.
There are so many other patterns available from Kayo Horaguchi. My fabric is called "Carousel and Piano". At $11.00AUD for only half a metre it works out to be very expensive, but so worth it. I bought my pieces of fabric with the green piano, the one shown on the website has a pink piano. I can't put up the website as I'm just answering your post, but if you want to have a look at their fabrics check our KAYO HORAGUCHI Carousel and Piano print fabric. Love Chris

https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/1...

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by shirley124 03 May 2018

Very pretty. Hugs

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pennifold by pennifold 04 May 2018

Thanks Shirley, I think so too. Love Chris

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by toogie 03 May 2018

Very pretty summer dress. I like how you planned the detail of the straps to match, too. Great job Chris!

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pennifold by pennifold 03 May 2018

Thanks Toogie, you are very observant! I actually made them so that the flowers were on the front of the straps and cut them individually so that the back is more plain.
And, if you look really close at the top of the bodice, I've put two little ceramic HEART buttons as an added interest - they have little flowers on them like the fabric. Love Chris

toogie by toogie 03 May 2018

Oh, its the heart buttons I am seeing. I thought the hearts were fabric. Great job and planning, anyway.

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by gdsteliga 03 May 2018

What a beautiful dress. Lucky little lady.

Hugs

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pennifold by pennifold 03 May 2018

Thanks Doreen, she always says that she is so lucky having dresses made by me. It brings back memories of my Nanna making my clothes as a wee lass. Love Chris

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by crafter2243 Moderator 03 May 2018

Perfect for the summer month. She will look so sweet in that dress. Well done

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pennifold by pennifold 03 May 2018

Thanks Angie, I hope so too. Love Chris

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by sewdeb 03 May 2018

Gosh, that's gorgeous, Chris! I love the fabric! Ophelie is going to look fabulous wearing this.

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pennifold by pennifold 03 May 2018

Thanks Deb, yes, I agree with you. Love Chris

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by kustomkuddle 03 May 2018

Such a cute dress. She is going to be adorable in it. Love the fabric!

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pennifold by pennifold 03 May 2018

Thanks Debbie, I've been trying to find where I purchased it from but it was such a long time ago. Love Chris

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by dragonflyer 03 May 2018

Beautifully done, Chris...I love that fabric!

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pennifold by pennifold 03 May 2018

Hi Kim, thanks for commenting. I fell in love with the fabric from a website in China. I’ll have to go on a hunt to see if I can locate where I bought it from. Love Chris

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by lidiad 03 May 2018

That's a gorgeous dress, she will be thrilled!
Hugs, Lidia

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pennifold by pennifold 03 May 2018

Thanks Lidia, she loves dresses from me. Love Chris

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by mrskiki 03 May 2018

Just lovely. The fabric is stunning. What pattern do you use? Hugs. Nan W

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pennifold by pennifold 03 May 2018

Thanks Nsn. I’ve added s picture of the pattern but it’s gone in upside from my iPhone! I agree with your comments. Love Chris

mrskiki by mrskiki 04 May 2018

Thanks for the pattern pic. When I clicked on it it came up upside down! Lol Hugs. Nan

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by lilylady 03 May 2018

Very Pretty. Great Material! She will love it.

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pennifold by pennifold 03 May 2018

Thanks I hope so. Love Chris

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by jenne 03 May 2018

beautiful, love the fabric.

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pennifold by pennifold 03 May 2018

Thanks Jennie I do too. Love Chris

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