Stolen Moments » my quilting, sewing, and crafting blog

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    Hi! I'm Traci. As a wedding and portrait photographer, I have a photography blog that shares the work I do for clients. This blog is for my other creative side. The side that goes weak at the knees over fabric, adores anything crafty, and gets cranky without some sewing machine time!

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another retro dress

Here’s another of the dresses I made for Ellie at our guild retreat in February.  A pattern from the 60s.  This one was a bit of a disaster–when I cut it out I was like “why are there two pieces for the back?  That’s dumb–I’ll just cut one and save myself sewing the seam.”   Speaking of dumb?  Cutting just one piece for the back leaving no room for a zipper (and not having a zipper and not realizing any of this until the dress was constructed and you’ve got no room to stick a kid’s head through the neck).  I figured a little bias tape and a button would roughly solve the problem, maybe not in a ‘you’ll wear this dress to church’ way but in a ‘good enough for the backyard’ kind of way.  And it did.

Melissa McQ - I love it. Had a similar issue with a dress I made for my toddler last week. The pattern came with 2 options, I opted for the easier one (sans button) and it didn’t fit over her head….grrrr!

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