by toogie 30 Apr 2015

Cuties, here is a little dress and bloomer, made off of a 1973 pattern. Look at the price of a pattern back then. Made to go with the little shoes, I just had enough fabric. The yoke finished at 2 1/2 inches by little over 6 inch, so I searched for something small to embroider. As I gave up looking for something tiny, I used my decorative stitches on my machine. I still have to adjust the elastic in the bloomer legs and waist when she comes. I would like a photo of her in it, if she can get still long enough.-Toogie


by Shisha 06 May 2015

Very cute! I wish patterns were still that price!

by elemausi 03 May 2015

All together is so lovely, the decorativ stitches matches perfect.

by KCowden 02 May 2015

Just darling!!! Something special!!!

by worthy edited 02 May 2015

That is so precious.. I hope you will post pict of the cutie in them ;-) . Love what you did with the yoke. Wonderful job.. I appreciate the price you are pointing out have some of those ..
Interestingly enough my Daughter and I were looking for hat patterns and found some 'vintage' patterns ,one priced in the 30 dollar range. We did not purchase it. LOL

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toogie by toogie 07 May 2015

thank you, I did post the photo of her wearing the outfit in Community, I think Chat-she is chasing ducks in my yard.

by anitapatch 02 May 2015

Lovely. So sweet fabric-choice

by robinbird 01 May 2015

This dress you've made looks delightful& the machine stitching add such a delicate touch too. Thanks for sharing your project. :~D

by noah 01 May 2015

Excell;ent job Toggie whats left to say:):)hugs

by sewdoctor 01 May 2015

These are adorable, lucky baby!

by katydid 01 May 2015

so cute! My rule is to never throw away baby patterns and very young sizes. Kay

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by loosie 01 May 2015

Cute :)

by rachap 01 May 2015

This is just darling . You are so creative to come up with the yoke idea and your stitches line up perfectly. It looks like a dress you would find in high end children's shop. I hadn't commented earlier on the but, of course, they are just too cute

by basketkase 01 May 2015

Just darling, Toogie....

by pennydubose 01 May 2015

I think the deco stitches from your machine look wonderful. Beautiful job! Hugs and blessings.

by sonjapotgieter 01 May 2015

Awesome set!!!!!Beautiful work done....

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toogie by toogie 01 May 2015

Thank you Sonja-Toogie

by sjbrower 01 May 2015

How cute Toogie! I can't wait to see the picture of your family's little one in this outfit. This is my favorite thing to do.... make little girl dresses!

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toogie by toogie 01 May 2015

I too, like to make these items, just haven't done it much lately. Thanks for looking.

by tfk 01 May 2015

Just noticed your flowers Toogie :). ..44444!

toogie by toogie 01 May 2015

I missed it :o(

toogie by toogie 01 May 2015

Its 44456 now!

by pamelahess 01 May 2015

Oh my goodness. These are quite beautiful! They hold a special place in my heart as I too have a 1 1/2 year old granddaughter that I love to sew and create for. I know how much work you put into this as well as the thoughts, and searching your embroidery designs for just the right design and not finding it. Been there....done that. Love it!

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toogie by toogie 01 May 2015

They are just so tiny at this age, the yolk just needed a little bit. Thanks

by radmom 01 May 2015

Darling set! I have old patterns of my mother's from when she made me dresses. I am flabbergasted how much prices have gone up since then!

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toogie by toogie 01 May 2015

Old patterns don't always look good for us, but I still want little girls to look like little girls, and the old patterns are great for that. Yes, you don't get patterns at this price anymore. Thanks for looking.

by jrob Moderator 01 May 2015

This is a wonderful little set!

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toogie by toogie 01 May 2015


by pldc 01 May 2015

ah this is very cute Toogie & the machine design stitches are a great accent to the bodice! I have a couple of these very old patterns (ones that I can understand too) & they are the very best ones. ~hugs~

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toogie by toogie 01 May 2015

Yes, the old patterns are great for little girls, crafts, etc. however maybe not for us big girls-lol

by cfidl edited 01 May 2015

She will look so precious in this outfit! Lovely design.

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toogie by toogie 01 May 2015

Thank you Christine

by joansatx 01 May 2015

Simply - the best! So much joy given and received!

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toogie by toogie 01 May 2015

So true, thanks

by MuseandSew 01 May 2015

How adorable! Your granddaughter is one lucky girl to have you!

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toogie by toogie 01 May 2015

It works both ways, I'm thankful to have her, although she does love her PaPa. Thanks for looking-Toogie

by queenofhearts 01 May 2015

This is darling. She will be so proud to wear it.

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toogie by toogie 01 May 2015

I don't think it will excite her as much as those little shoes, but you never know with her! Thanks for looking-Toogie

by lbrow 01 May 2015

I love it Toogie! A fantastic dressmaker you are. There's nothing like sewing for little girls is there? I know because I had 4 girls and made most of their clothes.

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toogie by toogie 01 May 2015

I do love to sew,for girls especially. I need to get back into my smocking, but Nora really doesn't need the dresses. She has all of Avery's and they are not hurt, still look almost new.

by baydreamer 01 May 2015

This is just so cute, love everything about it!

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toogie by toogie 01 May 2015

Thank you very much

by joannmeyer 01 May 2015

Absolutely adorable! Great job!

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toogie by toogie 01 May 2015


by tfk 01 May 2015

A very adorable set you have made Toogie :) everything is so cute!

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toogie by toogie 01 May 2015

Thank you so much

by laffma1 01 May 2015

Great job - I bet you had wonderful time making this outfit. Nora will be the cutest little girl in town when she wears this.

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toogie by toogie 01 May 2015

What are you talking about Willis ?, she already is the cutest little girl in town-lol- Do you remember that show 'Different Strokes?' Arnold was always saying, 'what you talking about,Willis'.... Thanks I do enjoy sewing. I wish I had as much time as I have patterns.

by sebsews 01 May 2015

That is adorable! Great Job, hugs Suzanna

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toogie by toogie 01 May 2015

Thank you Suzanna

by pennifold 01 May 2015

The whole outfit is just gorgeous. I can't wait to see Nora in it. Well done with your beautiful decorative stitches on the bodice it really sets off the little dress. Love Chris

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toogie by toogie 01 May 2015

It's just something for her to play in, an everyday outfit, but will be cool. She gets hot easily. I agree the bodice needed something, and the stitches were quicker to do. I ended up losing a lot of time looking for something small and colorful.

by mops Moderator 01 May 2015

Beautiful dress! I too love your use of the decorative stitches and your colour choice.

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toogie by toogie 01 May 2015

Thanks mops, I wanted to bring out the colors of the print fabric.

by spendlove Moderator 01 May 2015

Fabulous set! Like the use of the decorative stitches.

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toogie by toogie 01 May 2015

Those stitches do come in handy, thanks Sue

by lidiad 01 May 2015

That's a wonderful set, I love it and so will little Nora!
Great job, Toogie.
Hugs, Lidia

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toogie by toogie 01 May 2015

I was going to send Nora the photo on IPhone, but mom said she was cranky, so she will see it when she comes. thanks Lidia

by marron1 01 May 2015 got this pattern used it for all my girls and my oldest is 41 now use it for my granddaughters ...linda

marron1 by marron1 01 May 2015

oh love your fabric very pretty ...

toogie by toogie 01 May 2015

Linda, about the only time we could get a pattern nowadays for 85 cents is, if we got it at a garage sale or thrift shop. I think these little dress styles,are so much cuter than some of the children's clothing, in the shops today. The flowered fabric was given to me so really didn't cost but my thread,elastic and a little piece of eggshell fabric for the yokes. I had all those items so a very cheap project. I have yards and yards of 1/4 in elastic got for hardly anything.

by aussiequilter 01 May 2015

just beautiful Toogie

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toogie by toogie 01 May 2015

Thank you

by dailylaundry 30 Apr 2015

Well done!!! This outfit is adorable - and I love that you used an old pattern - isn't it the cutest!! I don't know where you find the time to do all that you do!! Hugs, Laura*

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toogie by toogie 01 May 2015

If I am going to use all this fabric before I die, lol, I have to keep busy! It seems none of us use it all. That's where I got this print, from a lady too old and unable to sew anymore. I hope I never reach that point. Thanks for looking.

by Leaha 30 Apr 2015

These are adorable. As for the standing still...I think you are asking a lot of little Miss Nora! She will look like a little doll in these. Good luck on the picture.

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toogie by toogie 01 May 2015

I need luck, to get a good one-lol Thanks for looking

by dragonflyer 30 Apr 2015

What a cute set this is, Toogie...I love it...and your decorative stitches really set off the bodice...

toogie by toogie 01 May 2015

The bodice, or yolk, did need something. I didn't want to make the whole dress with the print, and I most likely didn't have enough anyway, the amount was that close. I also didn't want to make the bloomers out of that eggshell. Can you imagine what the seat would look like after playing outside? I I used ALL the print but was able to squeeze in the bloomers.Thanks for looking-Toogie

butterfly1 by butterfly1 01 May 2015

So So Cute! I love the older patterns. I used to sew all of my two girl's dress when they were little, now in their 40's. You did a great job, and great job on picking the material.