So, please visit my OTHER blog if you are at all interested in reading my ramblings about my mom and the elderly in general.
Now for ON THE SEWING FRONT: Here's the other Barbie Dress knockoff. This one is different in color, obviously, but also in that the lower ruffle is narrower than the top one, partly because I didn't have as much fabric for this one. That really doesn't make much sense, seeing that the two dresses are the same length, but when I put the other dress together I ended up making both of the ruffles (tiers) narrower. This one also doesn't have the silver ribbon on the straps.
Since I didn't have a pattern for these dresses, I sort of combined these two patterns somewhat. I used the top of view C on pattern 2683, but since there was to be no band around the top or the bottom of the bodice, I had to make adjustments. I used the back bodice pieces from this pattern, too. I added elastic across the top of the back bodice. I sure hope these dresses fit these girls. I just kind of guessed at what I was doing. I sure hope this works out. I used the bottom part of view B of patter 4106 to kind of judge how long the portion between the bodice and the tiers should be. There again, I had to kind of make up what I was doing along the way. This red one is for one of our grands. I now plan to make a top for our oldest grand to wear with shorts, a simple sundress for both the 4 year old and the almost 3 year old, as well as, a shirt, maybe? for Little Man. I always try to make something for them to wear on the Fourth of July if they so choose. I am not going to use fabric that SCREAMS the 4th, but in red and white or blue and white or maybe a combination of all three patriotic colors. But, they will be able to wear them anytime.
Since I added the new blog, something weird is happening when I add photos, etc.... so please bear with me while I figure this out!!!