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Saturday, April 24, 2010

Zippy Butterfly Dress

Sewing for me usually involves dresses for Charlotte. And usually those dresses are cut out, pleated, then smocked and sewn with collars, sleeves, and sashes.

In my world one dress may take many weeks to complete.

That is why when I found myself sewing this dress for Charlotte this week, I could not believe how quickly it was made from beginning to end.

Zip- zippeddy- do!


But every rainbow has a cloud lurking somewhere, and for me it was the shirring that was done in three places on this dress. That is the place I invested the most time by far.

But Charlotte wore the dress as she took a short spin around the block on her bicycle after dinner tonight. She said she felt like a butterfly.

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