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Clare's Present

Added Feb 3, 2013

by jennyrecorder

Perth, Australia






Clare received the pattern, fabric and haberdashery for Christmas, it was time to sew it all up :) I was intent on doing the best job possible for this dress, so everything is finished with no shortcuts.
I used several couture techniques when making this dress (catch-stitching, hand-insertion of the zip etc) and she didn’t want buttons but preferred press studs. I did have a few problems with fitting the princess seams and she has very prominent scapulae; she has decided (now it’s finished- grrr!) that the waist is too low on her, these will all be remedied on the next version :)

Material Notes

Burda Young pattern 7232, view A, white polka-dotted 100% cotton, white zipper and large press studs.




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Cotton, Blends, Knits/Jersey

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    Feb 3, 2013, 02.03 PMby skeeler

    Beautiful dress! It just looks great on her. Well done.

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    Feb 3, 2013, 10.07 AMby Mary Athey

    This is lovely on her. My daughters the same!! She just hands me something and I have to copy it drop everything I.m doing and make it.for her. Then she gives me a list of things she wants different on it lol x. (not always the easiest thing to do)

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      Feb 3, 2013, 10.22 AMby jennyrecorder

      Ha ha, yep Mary sounds the same here :)

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    Feb 3, 2013, 05.54 AMby ndimi

    This is just lovely on her! Well done. She looks fresh and summery.

    Aren’t kids the fussiest though? My daughter won’t let me make her ANYTHING. Although… considering my end results, I don’t know I blame her! LOL

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      Feb 3, 2013, 06.09 AMby jennyrecorder

      Gosh yes! Clare chose the pattern and I was determined to make it sooo fantastic she just had to wear it….failed again :(

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