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modification question

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    Profile photo of poppy_andrewpoppy_andrew @poppy_andrew

    I’ve made this dress for my 5yo daughter, and I absolutely love it. It’s one of my favorites. My picky daughter, however, is bothered by the collar. I’ve never modified a pattern, but would it be possible to do this without the collar? I’m just not sure whether to even try. Thanks for any encouragement or discouragement!!

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    I remembered seeing this one in the flickr pool– looks great without the collar!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/naomi-in-spain/5427610622/

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    I just made this not long ago and thought about leaving the collar off (because I thought my daughter would be bothered), but decided to try it first. I can’t see any reason why you couldn’t just skip that part. Instead of sandwiching the collar between the lining and the dress, you would just have the lining and the dress to sew together. I’ve been meaning to try this too so looking forward to seeing some finished pics!

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    Profile photo of NicoleNicole @motherof5

    I think a collarless dress looks perfectly charming.

    If you think it needs ‘something’ that front yoke is begging to be trimmed. I did a version with a ruffle.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/motherof5/sets/72157625264559742/

    ~Nicole~

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    I think Nele’s version (there’s a tutorial for a version with a scalloped bodice) was also collarless?

    http://oliverands.com/blog/2013/01/customizing-with-oliver-s-scalloped-school-photo-dress.html

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    Profile photo of poppy_andrewpoppy_andrew @poppy_andrew

    Thank you all SO SO much!! This is great encouragement, and I’m so grateful for the examples you’ve pointed out. If the dress turns out well, I’ll put photos up on Flickr.

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    Thank you again for the encouragement! I was able to finish the dress and my daughter wore it to her great-uncle’s wedding. I used an Asian-style brocade for the pocket linings, which she loved.

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    Now my son is reminding me that I haven’t made much for him lately!

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