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Making it without a belt?

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    dahlea @dahlea

    Has anyone made this without a belt? My daughter would just untie it and mess with it all the time, so I’m going to try it. I just wondered how it would affect the look.

    Nicole @motherof5

    I had pondered this idea and wondered about an elastic casing on the inside to still give you the look?

    Anonymous @

    I’m pretty sure I’ve seen at least on on Flickr. Try a search for Jump Rope in the Flickr group!

    sarahb @sarahb

    My daughter never wears her belt and it’s still really cute! Next version I make for her I will just be omitting the belt and belt loops.

    TriMama @TriMama

    I have seriously considered tying the belt a bit on the loose side and then hand stitching it so it can’t be undone.

    Otherwise, why not just make view B?

    dahlea @dahlea

    I went ahead and made it without belt and pockets since my girl is still so young. I was afraid it would be too loose without the belt, but it looks and fits fine!

    dahlea @dahlea

    Oh and I wanted the gathered look of the skirt and the tabs on the sleeves, so that’s why I made view A. I’m not skilled enough to try and change B to add those elements.

    dare moi @dare moi

    I think that the belt just makes the dress, but my fussy daughter doesn’t seem to do the belt “thing”.

    I am going to make version B of this dress for her, but have thought it may be possible to shir the bottom bit of the top piece in version A (she can handle shirring cause she already has a dress with that in it).


    has anyone just sewed the belt on, with the end bits not sewn on (so you can tie belt manually all the time)?

    I suppose i would call myself an intermadiate sewer, but not much experience in altering things.

    If i shirred (not too tight), is there enough room in the bottom of the top peice to get away with no alterations, or do i need to use my brain??? (sometimes that is hard for me…)

    xoxx s

    Mama_Knowles @Mama_Knowles

    I just made this dress wihtout the tabs or belt in a knit. It does make for quicker sewing.


    collidingstars @collidingstars

    I love the dress without the belt- and as Mama_Knowles mentioned, makes for faster sewing!

    Still wanted to have that polished and finished looked– so I made it in with a blue Italian shirting material with a slight sheen and added fancier buttons and ribbon finishes.


    scgoble @scgoble

    Totally OT, but are you kidding me with that calligraphy?! Breathtaking. -Camille

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