Added Jul 19, 2008
I made this in 2005 from a dress I had made my daughter three years prior.
I ripped the sleeve seams, removed the sleeves w/ lining (for bodice) cut the dress straight across the top, sewed over a 1 inch hem at the top and ran a cord through for drawstring skirt. The sleeves I ended up cutting into rectangular panels; 4 from the green cotton (2 from each sleeve) and one from the red velvet sleeve lining. I sewed them together, hemmed it, put four grommets up each side in the back for lacing purposes. We tried it on her and that’s when I realized I needed to add the lace straps.
The whole thing was a little too big for her but the long sleeved shirt underneath helped and now it fits great!
green cotton and crushed velvet stretchy material (red), altered McCalls pattern (for original dress), eight grommets, cream 1/8" ribbon for lacing, 1/4" cord for drawstring, and 1ft of 1" maroon lace.
for purchasing the original pattern (1995)
for putting up w/ little bits of material and pins everywhere…:)
for being so still and excited to wear the finnished costume!
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