by momhome 15 Nov 2012

This is one of the dress patterns from Sonia Showalter. This was my test dress for the pattern. I cut down the armhole facings and then chose the one that I thought was close. I won't know for sure how well it fits until I see my g-daughter. I forgot that I had to sew it in and that would make it even bigger. I also goofed and had sewn down the top edge of the skirt before I cut the armholes out. I was not thinking that day apparently.


The first picture is the front of the dress. The second picture is the back of the dress. The 3rd picture is the entire dress. I have not washed away the stabilizer yet, nor have I picked out the ribbon to type it with. Any suggestions? :)

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by means 16 Nov 2012

Lovely job.

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momhome by momhome 17 Nov 2012

Thank you.

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by njola 16 Nov 2012

Perfect dress, looks so great

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momhome by momhome 17 Nov 2012

Thank you very much.

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by pldc 16 Nov 2012

wow it turned out fabulous! she will love it!hugs Loralye

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momhome by momhome 16 Nov 2012

Thank you Loralye.

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by shilly 16 Nov 2012

It's a lovely dress; green for subtle,pink for wow effect.

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momhome by momhome 16 Nov 2012

I was thinking pink too. Thanks for the suggestion.

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by mysew1325 16 Nov 2012

beautiful..

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momhome by momhome 16 Nov 2012

Thank you.

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by clawton 16 Nov 2012

Very lovely!

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momhome by momhome 16 Nov 2012

Thank you.

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by oaro 16 Nov 2012

looks feautiful

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momhome by momhome 16 Nov 2012

Thank you.

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by oigelcox 16 Nov 2012

Very beautiful Hugs Joyce

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momhome by momhome 16 Nov 2012

Thank you.

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by noah 16 Nov 2012

Awesome :):) hugs

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momhome by momhome 16 Nov 2012

Thank you.

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by 02kar Moderator 16 Nov 2012

This is so pretty. Makes me wish I were little again. I loved dresses like this.

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momhome by momhome 16 Nov 2012

I can't wait to see her in it. She does like to wear dresses.

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by pennifold 16 Nov 2012

It has turned out beautifully. I know your grand-daughter will absolutely love it. Well done, love and blessings Chris

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momhome by momhome 16 Nov 2012

Thank you for the comment and for all your advise you gave me.

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by mrskiki 16 Nov 2012

Very pretty. I have purchased one of those designs and plan to make dresses for my 2 gds for Easter. Any advice about fabric choice or stitching? Hugs. Nan W

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momhome by momhome 16 Nov 2012

This is just cotton so I think you will be ok with whatever you use. Don't know about a satin material - it would be interesting to find out. Sonia recommends that you starch the fabric and that is what I did before I embroidered and I think that helped a lot. The only problem I had was getting close enough to the stitches when I cut the material from the WSS before the final stitch. You would have to be extra careful on satin due to the raveling.

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by bumblebee 16 Nov 2012

Its a beautiful dress

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momhome by momhome 16 Nov 2012

Thank you

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by capoodle 16 Nov 2012

Lovely fabric and the bodice is beautifully made.

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momhome by momhome 16 Nov 2012

Thank you. This was my favorite of the 3 bodice patterns Sonia had. Looking forward to making the other two.

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by justsew 16 Nov 2012

just beautiful, i love the colours.
Hugs Pam.

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momhome by momhome 16 Nov 2012

Thank you. I can't wait to try in on Alexandra and see how it looks. I can picture her in these colors.

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by highlandermom 15 Nov 2012

Very pretty dress.

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momhome by momhome 16 Nov 2012

Thank you.

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by michemb 15 Nov 2012

this is very pretty Mylinda
I am not sure where the ribbon goes but that pretty pink (fushia) color would look great against the darker color, I think

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momhome by momhome 16 Nov 2012

The ribbon goes through the eyelets on the shoulders. I was thinking pink also. Thanks for the suggestion.

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