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    Hello!

    I am doing a little fabric shopping for the Music Box Jumper… What do you think, would cotton lawn be an appropriate choice or would it be too thin? I am very much a beginner at garment making, if that helps.

    Thank you!

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    Cotton lawn would be a great choice. It’s very nice to wear, presses well, and is easy to sew. Depending on the color and print, it may be opaque or it may be a bit sheer. If it is sheer, you can line the dress pretty easily. I’m sure somebody here can talk you through it when you get to that part, if it becomes an issue.

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    Hi Erin. Lawn is lovely to sew with but may I suggest you spend a little more and look for a Japanese lawn? It will have a little more body and be easier to handle.

    If you are new to sewing children’s clothes, may I be so bold as to show you my tute’s for some of the O+S patterns? I go through the directions, step by step and you can email me if you need some hand holding.

    https://www.pinterest.com/fiveandcounting/five-and-counting/

    No hard feelings if you are not interested, promise! 🙂

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    It will make a lovely music box dress – I have used lawn/voile for this pattern three times, and it makes a lovely, floaty summer dress:

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/52151674@N08/6417719357/in/set-72157624723047073

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/52151674@N08/8422406842/in/set-72157632898310527

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/52151674@N08/15540708484/in/set-72157641835872194

    (The fabric in the last link is too light weight IMO – it was a very sheer voile)

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    Oh wow, some sweet dresses and equally sweet little girls.

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    Thank you ladies so much!! Here is the fabric I chose:

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/202475880/sen-ritsu-by-nani-iro-cotton-lawn-sold?ref=cat_gallery_6&ga_search_query=naomi+ito&ga_ref=market&ga_all=1&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery

    Nicole, funny enough, I had Japanese lawn in mind when I asked. Yes, please to the hand holding! I looked at your Pinterest page and didn’t see a Music Box Jumper tutorial…

    Justine, I couldn’t follow the links for some reason. Do I need to have a flickr account?

    So, what do I need for this dress? Special machine needles, thread? What about lining? Ohhh, this is so exciting!!

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    Try these links Erin:
    Loulouthi Music Box

    Music Box for summer

    (I’m sorry – wasn’t thinking when I posted the first links – they show modeled shots – but I always set pics of my kids to ‘friends and family’ – if you join the O+S Flickr group you can see them though)

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    Oh, wasn’t expecting them to post here! 🙂

    And the fabric you have chosen is lovely – it will be perfect

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    Oh, that fabric is lovely!
    The Music Box is such a straight forward sew you won’t need a tute.
    (But we are here if you need us) xx

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    Justine,

    I love that fabric! What is the second one?

    Erin

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    Profile photo of Justine JJustine J @justmejay

    Afraid it is just a no name voile from Spotlight (Australia) – which was bought a few years ago – it is lovely though, isn’t it?

    Nicole has also made some lovely thing with it:

    Lisette Portfolio Tunic

    (Hope you don’t mind me linking, Nicole!)

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