Here's the original Barbie dress.
Now, here's the knock-off. Please keep in mind that this is a size 10 dress on a form that is a
size 7, so it's kind of baggy looking. I purposely made it so it will fit loosely. This little girl who asked her mom if Miss Julia could make a dress like her Barbie dress, is almost 8, so she has a lot of growing to do, and needs to be able to play freely. I think she'll get some twirling out of this dress. Of course, I couldn't find the same fabric, but at least I got the right color and came as closely as I could.
Her mom said she would want the silver straps. I decided to sew silver ribbon on fabric straps to prevent itching.
This is a picture of this little girl in a dress that I made for her the year she had her 3rd birthday. This dress ended up being almost identical to a Strasburg dress that I saw in their outlet store for $140. The main difference was that the Strasburg dress was trimmed in blue instead of pink.
This photograph is fuzzy because it's a photograph of a photograph. It's hard to see the hand embroidery on the collar.
What should an employee of a hospital unit for Senior Care never say to a family member of one of the patients? "The nursing home probably just sent your mom here to get rid of her because they didn't want to put up with her." Can you believe that's what one of the nurses said to me yesterday? I was livid and haven't calmed down too much yet. I'm getting ready to go back to the hospital for their strict visiting hours and I hope this same nurse is there. I also hope the administrator is there. I have talked to several other nurses, etc... there and to the administrator of Mother's nursing home, who couldn't believe this was said about his nursing home. Of course, I know they didn't send Mother there to "get rid of her". She was sent so she could be helped! They love my mom and just want her to get better. UUUUUGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Victoria and Albert Museum - Textiles 3
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