Sunday, March 21, 2010

Girly Dress....

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A proper girly dress is a necessity in any girl's wardrobe, right???? Well that's what the very clever ladies Mason-Dixon from 'Knitting Outside The Lines' thought when they created this gorgeous 'Jane Austen' dress....
 
And you know what, I think they were right!!!!!!!
 
I loved knitting this dress and Miss Connie loves wearing it..... I love that she picked the fabric and the yarn to make it too.... It's going to be her Easter dress so after tonight's try-on we'll be putting it in a special place until then..... A little note about the pattern though - I made the size 2 -3 and the arm holes were way too small so I increased the length at the front and back by an extra inch...
Something a little special about this dress, to me, is that the fabric skirt is hand sewn on to the knitted bodice... I enjoyed this part of the dress thoroughly, it really bought me back to the basics of sewing. I couldn't help but think of how women would of made clothes before sewing machines became a common accessory.
 
Hugs - Jodie :)

22 comments:

  1. That is such a lovely dress :)

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  2. She looks pretty pleased with her new dress :-)

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  3. Its just gorgeous Jodie, just gorgeous.

    And I love your little garden 101 - Millie must be tough to have gotten through quite a few of those chillies!

    And love your ric-rac (sorry this is the catch up comment) - the skirt is just so sweet.

    x

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  4. Miss Connie looks so pretty in her Easter dress. I love it and yellow suits her too.

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  5. What a lovely idea for a little dress. I just love the knitted bodice and then fabric skirt - beautiful!!

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  6. That is SO cute! Makes me want to make one right now!

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  7. Miss Connie looks so cute Jodie, lovley dress. Your lawn is so green!

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  8. Ohhh I bet our little licious loves to twirl in her new easter dress. great work.

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  9. Awww very pretty and great use of knitting and sewing... Perfect.

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  10. The dress is lovely..what's even nicer is to see how happy your daughter looks...so free & at peace running around on that green grass.

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  11. Such a sweet dress..inspiring!

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  12. That is such a delight and so perfect for easter. Wonderful work! Looks like she thinks so too! xo m.

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  13. Happy little chicky. Looks great.
    xx Amy

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  14. Beautiful! I love the colours :)

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  15. Nothing like making a dress for one of your girls... such a sense of satisfaction. She does look as if she is enjoying the "try on".

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  16. Oh Wow! That little dress is adorable!!!

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  17. the dress is just beautiful.
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    x

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  18. Absolutely adorable! And it looks like Connie really enjoyed it and the photo op. She's so cute!

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  19. I showed my 17 year old daughter Connie's dress and she wants me to make her one just like it!

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Thanks again - Jodie :)