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Katelyn's 1950's summer dress & bonnet

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Infant/Baby
Style Whimsical, Cute, Retro / Vintage, Traditional
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What was your source for this sewing project? Online Photo or Website
Name of website or photo 2392 Babies' 1950's Vintage Layette

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What materials did you use? 1/8" pink & white gingham in a cotton/poly blend, and a white dotted ? from my stash--leftover from a dress I made her mother when she was 4! The embroidery pattern came as a built in on my Janome 1100SE

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What are you most proud of? I hadn't had lessons on the machine yet, but was able to play around with it and re-size, group and tilt the flowers, as well as fake my way thru stabilizers. And it turned out just like I envisioned! (except for the size)

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? It's trickier than it looks. Save yourself a lot of frustrations and just follow the excellent instructions, don't go on automatic, even if you have made a million dresses before! Also, check the measurements of the pattern, don't go by size. I was hoping this would be the perfect summer dress for my February granddaughter, but it's going to be way big this summer. This size says 6-9 months, but could easily fit her 2 yr old brother!

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