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    Cara @caraskates

    Yes, I have an embroidery machine. Even with a 17×12 hoop, the skirt took three hooping a!!

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    Cara @caraskates

    I ended up just going with the Fairy Tale since I’ve made it before. I changed the collar to a stand collar, embroidered everything and made a separate vest. I also eliminated all hand sewing because this is a costume/everyday wear. I topstitched the lining to the outer dress at the center back zipper. I’ll add some more photos on Flickr but wanted to share!

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    Cara @caraskates

    Thanks for the suggestions @LightningMcStitch ! I am thinking about using either the Music Class blouse or the Sunday Brunch jacket as a starting point for the collar/top. It does need to be an all in one dress as she only wears dress – 24/7 and usually only pink. She makes an exception for Anna outfits. ;-P

    @with love Heidi thanks! I will take a look. I have a degree in fashion design and a fair amount of pattern drafting/modifying experience but I can always learn something!

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    Cara @caraskates

    Thanks for all the tips and suggestions! Unfortunately the baptism was postponed due to a nasty stomach bug taking out their entire house (except for the little guy, gotta love those mama’s milk immunities!). It might not happen till May now so I’m going to wait a little and see how much he grows. I am still making him a pair of sailboat pants as a (belated) birthday gift. Royal blue baby wale cord and I found the cutest colored wood buttons. I’ll share a photo when it’s done and it will be a great trial for whenever I get around to the baptism pants!

    It will be warm (ish) here by May so maybe I’ll go with linen or sateen then. He might be up to the next size too!

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    Cara @caraskates

    Thanks all! These are great suggestions and ideas!

    Nicole, I will definitely refer to your tutorial when I make them.

    Based on his height/weight, he is at the bottom of the 12-18month size so I plan to make that with maybe just a tad more length. And because he will probably only wear them this once, I want them to be a good fit now and not “room to grow”, like the Seashore sundress I just made his sister!

    I do have access to an embroidery machine but I think his mom is going to get him a white button up shirt to wear and he will wear a onesie under the whole thing for warmth. Maybe I’ll put a hidden monogram on the pants facing or something.

    I am still leaning towards white cord for the pants but it will depend on what I find locally. Hoping to check Joanns first and then I have some local shops that cater to the Amish/Mennonite population but sometimes have nice apparel fabrics.

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    Cara @caraskates

    Thanks! Unfortunately the link didn’t work but I have the idea. 🙂

    I decided to underline the entire dress in the same thin cotton as the lining. I also decided to leave the belt and collar just out of the solid to add a bit more interest to the dress. I also found an older post on here about finishing the sleeve/armhole edge and have decided to attach the sleeves to the bodice outerlayer and then hand sew the lining to them to full enclose the seams. I’m so excited about this project!

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    Cara @caraskates

    Thanks for all the suggestions! I think I will get either more of the cotton I already got for lining or another similar color lining fabric and underline the dress. I know that this will turn into an everyday “play” dress right after the wedding, that’s the stage of life this little girl is in! Because of that I want it to be sturdy and hold up to repeated washing. Nicole, I love your tutorial and version – now I’m torn about leaving off the collar/sleeves for a more sophisticated look!

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