Thursday, July 26, 2012

Ottobre 03/2011-26, the "Rosy Posy" dress

Can you stand one more girlie dress? This is the best one so far!
The pattern is Ottobre 03/2011-26, the "Rosy Posy" dress. When the magazine first came out last year, Myra was still too small for the smallest size, so I was thrilled when she grew into a 98 and I could make it for her.
The fashion fabric was a lucky Walmart clearance find. It is a soft, sheer voile border print and it was only 2 bucks a yard. So awesome! They didn't have much left on the bolt, so although I coveted it for myself, there was really only enough for a Myra sized dress.
The voile is super sheer, so I underlined the bodice and skirt in white muslin. I'm really starting to love a nice underlining. I catchstitched the hem and facings down to the underlining, so the stitches are totally invisible, but the hem and facing are both very secure.
The closure is an invisible zipper. It isn't completely zipped in the picture, but it does go all the way to the top. I'm pleased that it matched well at the waist, as I couldn't fudge at the neckline since the ric rac was already in place.
Speaking of the neckline, how stinkin' adorable is that ric rac?? It's a perfect color match for the darkest shade of purple in the print. I'm tickled with how well it went together. The sleeves are sweet, too. Just the caps are gathered, then topstitched to the bodice for maximum puff. The hems are elasticated.
Myra loves a good twirly dress! I'll be making this one again soon.
She has requested pink polka dots. Just like Minnie Mouse. And she has a birthday coming next month.

18 comments:

  1. What a GORGEOUS fabric for such a CUTE little girl! You really scored with that Wal-Mart fabric find!!! This dress is absolutely precious!!!

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  2. I love just an old fashioned little girls dress. Adorable.

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  3. It IS the best one, so far!!!
    Very nice placement of fabric! It looks as though Myra is standing in a field of flowers.
    The rick-rack (in such a great colour!)is a nice touch.

    Wonderful!!!

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  4. Oh my goodness, what a fabulous find with that fabric! This is my favorite Myra dress so far. It's great color on her. Can't wait to see her Minnie Dress.

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  5. WOW! I really like how you put it all together. Inside and out. Perfect!! The Goose Mother

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  6. This one is fabulous. The colour is stunning. I can understand why you wanted it for yourself. Great job

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  7. This is the cutest dress EVAH! I love the fabric you chose, the rick rack embellishment and how adorably cute your daughter looks in it!

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  8. I LOVE how you handled that border print! Looks fabulous!

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  9. Love, love, LOVE that print. Myra is so lucky, and you are such a sweet mommy to use it for her (even if there wasn't enough for you :) )

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  10. That is awesome fabric! That dress pattern would make up great as a Minnie dress. Gracie is into twirly and Minnie Mouse as well. Don't you wish you could make that last forever??? I'm enjoying it as long as she is!

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  11. I saw the same fabric here! You have made it into such a lovely little dress. So adorable!

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  12. What fantastic fabric! It's so sophisticated and yet totally age appropriate. Beautiful work.

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  13. Oh that is BEE-autiful. What a lovely little girl. I am still quite envious that you can accomplish so much sewing! Bravo!

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  14. Amazing the fabrics you can find when you look! That's an adorable dress, and I do hope the Minnie Mouse dress arrives in time for Myra's birthday!

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  15. It is the best one yet! Totally gorgeous.

    Does your walmart still carry fabrics? Ours stopped about three or four years ago. Although I think that voile is waaaay nicer than anything ours ever had....

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  16. This dress is gorgeous! I can't believe that is Walmart fabric; it really makes the dress sing!

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