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Second Time’s A Charm…well, almost.

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I gave this tshirt dress another try yesterday and I think I finally got it all figured out. I am so much happier with the "flounce" of this skirt (as is Emma). I love the style of these dresses with their high waists and poofiness. It really didn’t take that long to pump one out, so I think I’ll go ahead and make one for Mary next.
As a result of this miniswap I came across this blogger, who was making a similar dress using  vintage table linens for the skirt. We were able to comapare notes and it helped me get a better plan for my second try. I still have a few things I’d like to improve, especially at the point where the tshirt and  skirt gathers meet. I think it will also be better to use matching thread next time, since the contrasting color shows my shaky stitching in some spots.
Emma hasn’t taken it off since it came off the ironing board for a final pressing. She even wore it to bed. But of course, at soon as she put it on the first time, she took a big swig of hot chocolate and spilled it down her front. of course. thank goodness for ‘Shout!’.

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I gave this tshirt dress another try yesterday and I think I finally got it all figured out. I am so much happier with the "flounce" of this skirt (as is Emma). I love the style of these dresses with their high waists and poofiness. It really didn’t take that long to pump one out, so I think I’ll go ahead and make one for Mary next.
As a result of this miniswap I came across this blogger, who was making a similar dress using  vintage table linens for the skirt. We were able to comapare notes and it helped me get a better plan for my second try. I still have a few things I’d like to improve, especially at the point where the tshirt and  skirt gathers meet. I think it will also be better to use matching thread next time, since the contrasting color shows my shaky stitching in some spots.
Emma hasn’t taken it off since it came off the ironing board for a final pressing. She even wore it to bed. But of course, at soon as she put it on the first time, she took a big swig of hot chocolate and spilled it down her front. of course. thank goodness for ‘Shout!’.

15 comments on “Second Time’s A Charm…well, almost.”

  1. Great job Molly. I love these type of dresses, high waist and long enough to not be vulgar when a gal sits down. Oh, and how could I forget that they are so twirly and full, isn’t that the most important part? Your Emma’s shoes remind me of my Emma’s shoes. Toe scuffs abound, even if they are a day old. Drives me a little nuts sometimes.

  2. So, so, so cute! Honestly, that is a rad dress! BTW-your mini swap is too cool-I hope that when I have kids I can be friends with awseome parents like you!

  3. That dress is so cute!! When I’m a parent, I hope I can make some clothing for my kids. It’s important not to buy factory-made all the time, and to make something with love and care for them. Thanks for setting a good example.

  4. Hi Molly,Talked to Emma yesterday when she called for Mom.If she still likes Blues Clues,TY made Blues Clues Beanie Babies recently.Thought you might like to know.

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