by parkermom 02 Jun 2019

I finally did it. After years of owning the pattern, I finally make the Peppermint Swirl dress for my three year old granddaughter. Fabric came from Joann's. I made bias tape for the hem, and sewed it on the front side. I hope she likes it.

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by sebsews 17 Jun 2019

So beautiful! She will love it, especially when she realizes the twirl effect.

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parkermom by parkermom 29d ago

She still hasn't agreed to try it on yet, but her mama is working on it!

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by jrob Moderator 03 Jun 2019

Twirly girls love these!

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parkermom by parkermom 04 Jun 2019

My Riley is sort of a princess who plays in the mud with the dogs. So it's hard to predict if she will actually put it on! I hope so.

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by shirley124 03 Jun 2019

It is beautiful. I am sure she will just love it. Hugs

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parkermom by parkermom 04 Jun 2019

Thank you. She doesn't like to put on anything new, but likes to look at it for a few days first. So I hope she will wear it before she outgrows it.

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by markus 03 Jun 2019

Lovely

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parkermom by parkermom 03 Jun 2019

Thanks. It was harder to cut out than it was to sew. I really thought that the swirls would be difficult to sew, but they go together so easily.

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by graceandham 03 Jun 2019

Haven't seen a picture of a granddaughter in one of these yet where she wasn't glowing! It is precious.

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parkermom by parkermom 03 Jun 2019

I hope she likes it. She has turned three, but her terrible two opinionated self is still continuing!

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by dragonflyer 03 Jun 2019

Beautiful job! Perfect for twirling~

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parkermom by parkermom 03 Jun 2019

I hope I can get her to try it on and then spin. She is very toddler opinionated!

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by sharonleekesner 03 Jun 2019

She will love it. It is beautiful.

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parkermom by parkermom 03 Jun 2019

Thank you. She has just come back from a weekend at her father's, and she is always in a bad mood the day after. I guess it's the change in routine. It was a long hard day for us today.

sharonleekesner by sharonleekesner 04 Jun 2019

Ah, this too shall pass. Easy for me to say, mine are just a bit older. Hang on !

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by pennifold 03 Jun 2019

Hi Jenny, yes, I made two of these 5 years ago and they were so cute on the girls when they were 4 years old. Mine were in Navy and White. I don't know whether Delphi, our now 5 year old could wear Ophelie's, but she is little. I'll have to check with Amy and see if it fits her. Great job on yours, love Chris

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parkermom by parkermom 03 Jun 2019

Thank you. I love seeing pictures of little girls in their dresses twirling. It isn't easy to find coordinating prints any more.

parkermom by parkermom 03 Jun 2019

Love seeing your gorgeous baby and that beautiful blue dress.

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by cfidl 03 Jun 2019

Oh my gosh... this dress is so fabulous! She will look like a dream doll in it for sure! Job well done! Love the reverse color of the fabrics.

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parkermom by parkermom 03 Jun 2019

I was unsure about the salmon colored print, as Riley is a redhead. But I just loved the two prints together. Thank you for your kind words.

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by airyfairy 03 Jun 2019

I remember Chris (Pennifold) making one of these beautiful dresses.
You have done the most amazing job. Just love the material you have chosen. Very pretty.

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parkermom by parkermom 03 Jun 2019

Thank you. It took trips to three different Joann's Fabrics stores to get enough but I loved the two prints.

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by zoefzoef 03 Jun 2019

Great job !!!

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parkermom by parkermom 03 Jun 2019

Thanks! It was easier than I expected.

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by lilylady 03 Jun 2019

Good for you, I also got this pattern and have not used it. Sew Cute!

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parkermom by parkermom 03 Jun 2019

I am not a fan of tracing patterns, but I want to have it for when she is bigger too.

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by gerryvb 03 Jun 2019

oh I love it !!! and so will she, great job !

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parkermom by parkermom 03 Jun 2019

Thank you. I really wasn't sure about all the swirls but they sewed together so easily

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by sewdeb 03 Jun 2019

You're granddaughter is going to love it! It's a fabulous dress! Well done!

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parkermom by parkermom 03 Jun 2019

Thank you. She is very opinionated so I hope she likes it.

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by crafter2243 Moderator 02 Jun 2019

Good job. I bet if you make her twirl she will be delighted.

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parkermom by parkermom 03 Jun 2019

Thank you. My daughter wants to let her pick out her own buttons, so I didn't finish it up totally today. My plan was to use Kam snaps but she will be happier to choose her own buttons.

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by dailylaundry 02 Jun 2019

Well done! I have had the pattern for a while too - You did a great job - your Granddaughter will love it!

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parkermom by parkermom 03 Jun 2019

I didn't enjoy cutting it out, but following the directions to sew was so easy.

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