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RetroRedoDress

Added Aug 18, 2009

by korpfan

övik, Sweden

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Description

A blend of old and new fabrics makes a warm dress for a new baby. Made from my own pattern, drawn from a store-bought dress. I made some changes of the pockets and fastenings.
Buttons are fake and plastic.

Material Notes

Cotton curtains from the 70-ies, velour from Hilco.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

For
Children
Garment Type
Dress

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    Jan 29, 2010, 11.21 AMby vonnielim

    Hi – love this dress but the download file is corrupted – please can you upload again? Thank you!!!

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    Oct 21, 2009, 12.48 PMby miranita

    I would love to make this dress but i can’t get the pattern/instructions. Can anyone help me pleaseeeeeee?

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    Oct 21, 2009, 12.48 PMby miranita

    I would love to make this dress but i can’t get the pattern/instructions. Can anyone help me pleaseeeeeee?

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    Sep 29, 2009, 02.56 AMby wishtosew

    i love this dress and am I am in the middle of sewing it for my daughter. I am a novice/intermediate sewer and while I have gotten everything rather easily so far I just have one question… how on earth do you turn the little half moon pockets right side out after sewing them…. the openings are SO tiny!? I understand what to do but when I get to the point of turning them right side out it is next to impossible…. nay hints or suggetions?

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      Sep 29, 2009, 03.09 AMby wishtosew

      nevermind… i figured out a good way to get it right side out… cant wait to get it finished…hope it fits!

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    Aug 20, 2009, 12.33 PMby tejka

    great work:D i can’t wait the pattern!

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    Aug 19, 2009, 09.15 PMby nehmah

    Thank you for showing us the dress. I have a suggestion about the bubble-seams. 1. Stay-stitch just inside the seamline. 2. Start at the outside edge of the seam and stitch two or three stitches past (center); go to the opposite edge and, again, stitch to and just past the center. 3. Now, where the seam “bubbles,” clip to the staystitching just enough to allow the seam to be almost straight. 4. Sew slowly, and use a medium (2.5 or 3 stitch length. I had a lot of trouble sewing curved necklines until a friend showed me this how-to. Cordially, Nehmah

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      Aug 20, 2009, 10.57 AMby korpfan

      thank you for the tip! :) I don’t understand exactly, english is not my language, but I’ll look in to it. :)

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    Aug 18, 2009, 07.06 PMby korpfan

    Thank you! it is quick to make to. :) As for my seams.. I have tried everything except kicking the da*n machine around the room.. ;) I will make an effort in the patternscanning-buisness, but as the scanner is somewhere in the basement it might be a couple of days.

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    Aug 18, 2009, 07.03 PMby gray

    It is a really great little dress!! With the under seam I sometimes have that problem too— tension or maybe the bobbin isn’t on properly? Really looking forward to the pattern!!

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    Aug 18, 2009, 06.56 PMby korpfan

    I am sad to say, I really hate my last seam on this dress, something makes my machine do the underside bubbly and croocked. :( Anyway, This dress was well recieved by the proud new owner. Pattern will be uploaded when I get scanner to work!

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