Retakes on Simplicity 8174

by Archive from Blogger on February 9, 2011 · 4 comments

in Children

Hello again! The one nice thing about making vintage children clothing is that several can be made in the time it would take me to make one dress for myself. That is, until she gets quite a bit bigger ;)

Back in December I posted a dropped-waist alteration I had made to this pattern:


Simplicity 8714, copyright 1970

I’ve been at it again – trying a few different things with my wide-shouldered very active toddler. The first version in blue is useful, but did not fit as well as I wanted it to.


baggy in some places, pulling too much in others.

So I made alterations detailed here and ended up with this:

I like the finished result! She looks quite a bit like the toddler in the bottom right corner of the envelope – but with straight sleeves added on (it is cold here!). One more picture of the remake here.

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A.J.A. February 9, 2011 at 9:29 pm

Very cute! I had a couple people tell me not to bother sewing for my daughter because they grow out of things so quickly. Yeah, but you can sew a dress in no time flat and often with scraps from other projects! :) Love this! It is too cute, and so is she!

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Huskerbabe February 9, 2011 at 10:52 pm

My mom made me two of those dresses when I was little. I loved them. She used the blue pattern and put pretty ribbon on for a sash. I felt like a princess.

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Suzanne February 10, 2011 at 8:48 am

You did a great job. I like making children's patterns. They come together so quickly.

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MarieBayArea February 20, 2011 at 2:35 am

Adorable. I esp. love the colors of the outfit in that last photo.

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