Added Jun 27, 2012
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This dress is a big deal for me because I never (ever-ever-ever lately) have the time to sew anything for myself, let alone for anyone else! But when I found several scraps of vintage 1980s Rainbow Brite fabric at a thrift store a while back I thought it would be nice to incorporate them into a birthday dress for my 3-year-old niece. I used McCall’s 6387, a fairly recent release from last year. I used bright rainbow striped cotton quilting fabric for the skirt and a pink and orange hued batik for the lower ruffle, straps and bodice lining. This was a rather quick project, taking about 4 hours for me to make from start to finish. Would have been quicker if it hadn’t been for all of the gathers! I think my niece will love the bright colors, and her parents (both children of the 1980s, like myself) will appreciate the nostalgic elements of it.
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