KCWC success dress

I admit, one of the reasons I love having a daughter is so I can sew for her.

I mean, those sailor pants were cool, but that boy would rather play in his underpants in the mud than sew and model...

so this morning, the Bean and I made this...

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This dress has achieved something very few other dresses have done yet. It looks vintage and old fashioned and satisfies my love of classic clothes, but it's got lots of elastic and ease so it's easy to put on and off, and is comfy....

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obvi, since it's for the Bean, it also has pockets (this time with hearts stitched across the top, her request).

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the skirt is a full circle, so it's fun to spin in...

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the waist is elasticized in a casing, as is the collar...

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I love flutter sleeves, so that's what this one has... The fabric was from Joann's yesterday, at her insistance...

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roomy enough to play, but still be true to my 1950's inspiration...

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I love the drama of this picture...

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unfortunately, I have no pattern, I totally just winged this one, drawing with pencil directly onto the fabric, based on her sloper...  But I think she might need another dress just like this...