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6.28.2010

Brainstorming Session

You guys are the best! I can't believe how much good info you guys have to share. . . and how many of you feel the same way.
Whew!
That makes me feel like perhaps I am not as crazy as I at first thought. But now you are all in trouble. Now that I know how much information I can get from you, I will probably be asking you for much more. Starting today. Hee, hee!




So, I am trying to work on a pattern for. . .


du-du-DAAAA. . .


the Baptism Dress! Yay!
But I have a question for you.



Would you make this dress in any fabric other than the white satin?








I love to be able to show several different versions (example: Pattern Makeover Month), but I can't seem to picture this dress in any other fabrics. What do you think?



I keep thinking it might be fun to make a 'quilty' version, perhaps in Anna Maria Horner's Little Folks Voile?











Any suggestions? Bring it-- any idea!

19 comments:

shelly said...

Maybe I'm crazy, but I'd love to make it in a simple white cotton for a baptism dress. Or, yes, maybe a voile. As for a non-baptismy option, I love AMH's Little Folks patterns, but wouldn't go for a patchwork option myself, just an all-over simple print (one of the dobby stripes or simpler patterns, not the village ones).

Sarah said...

I agree, I'd love it in a simple white cotton... but I can't imagine it having as much bounce, would it? I'm not sure. I absolutely love it though, it's beautiful!

Kerstin said...

I'm loving this pattern. I spent several days last week looking for it. My daughter finally gets to be sealed to us and I want to make dress for my 3 girls. Where did you get the pattern? I want to know what you decide, I was thinking of making it out of something besides satin too, but don't know what.

Good Luck

my mudda' calls me jack said...

I don't think quilted... but I would love to see it in lots of different colors and some more casual fabrics.... I'd sport it (well, one of my 4 girls would...)

Kerstin said...

I'm loving this pattern. I spent several days last week looking for it. My daughter finally gets to be sealed to us and I want to make dress for my 3 girls. Where did you get the pattern? I want to know what you decide, I was thinking of making it out of something besides satin too, but don't know what.

Good Luck

JB Kronborg said...

That is SUCH A CUTE DRESS. Wow! You must let us know how you make that button up back, and those flounces! Oh my goodness. Even if it only works in satin, who cares? It works SO WELL in satin, I want it in a million colors!

sbmeeks said...

I have to agree about the patchwork. Between it and the bustles, it might be too busy. Would love it in different colors or small pattern. Love the satin

Nampa Flamms said...

With this pattern, I think Satin is the way to go. On a simpler, straight pattern, bright colors and big bold prints look best.

But you have some amazing ideas and I want to see what you make, I end up loving whatever you do.

Good luck. The dress is gorgeous! I think I will be making a similar one next year for my 8 year old!

Nampa Flamms said...

So could you do a tutorial on how to do those buttons on the back? Gorgeous!

Melissa Stramel said...

I think it would be pretty in any fabric. You always use such nice, fancy fabrics. I'm kind of a cotton girl. Sometimes a little velvet and satin, but usually just for Christmas. Oh and the organdy stuff quite a bit. I think it would be beautiful in cotton, but you know I love it. Can't wait for the pattern! (would love to test for you)

Kimberly said...

I am so excited that you are getting closer to finishing this pattern. :) My daughter will be so excited!. I would love to make it in a Liberty Lawn fabric or maybe a Sari Silk fabric. With all the pick-ups it seems to demand a fancier fabric. But that is just my opinion. It also might be fun to see it made up in the a Heather Ross Far Far Away double gauze.

~fashionista~ said...

what a nice dress! white satin is wonderful - but it looks too much for a wedding dress. I think it would be also cute in cotton (one colour - pastell)
I like!
xo
Nicole

SisterlyLove said...

I think it would be darling in a tiny polka dot pattern. :) Or the top part in a t-shirt fabric and the bottom out of a matching satin? That would be so sweet!

Genevieve

Stacy (S.E.W.Butterfly) said...

I agree, white cotton!

Rachel Marie Gold said...
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Rachel Marie Gold said...

I would definitely do white versions for baptism but I would also consider doing it in other colors for a formal occasion, like a wedding or holidays. I think pink or blue satins would be lovely. Or maybe emerald green :)

Andrea @ TheTrainToCrazy.com said...

I think it would look fabulous in the pink voile (with the white stripe). But I'm not sure how it would look in a voile- would it have as much loft?

Natalie said...

I haaate sewing with satin, but I think it would be amazing in silk dupioni!! I'm sure it would hang differently, but I like the idea of one of the voiles too!

Lyanna said...

I absolutely LOVE ur baptism dress. If you do a pattern, I will be first in line to buy it!! Especially since my oldest is getting baptized in Oct. and she needs a dress this adorable!!