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Thursday, July 08, 2010



Madeline looks lovely! You must really enjoy your 4th July celebrations, as a Brit I don't know what I am to think about that!!! :0)
What a joy it must be to have spent the whole day together working on a "project with a purpose" and to have finished in time with such stunning results. She must have been a very happy girl.
I am only teasing about the Brit thing, I think it is so good and patriotic the way that you all celebrate the day and keep the history alive.
Have a lovely and blessed weekend,


What a beautiful costume. She looks so cute in her authentic-looking gown. That must have been a fun day - except for the seam ripping.


Susan Ramey Cleveland

Great job on the costume. It's lovely.


Madeline looks beautiful! Granny and I love her dress. Good work, girls. :-)


She's as cute as a button! It was so sweet of you all to help make her costume. She must have been so delighted to wear it for the big celebration!


Hannah~ I have never heard of a chalk wheel. Do you use that instead of pinning the pattern to the fabric? Sounds like it would save a lot of time.

vicki Boster

Absolutely precious! Love the dress - fabulous and the photos are wonderful. Sweet Madeline is such a doll!


Mommy of two little blessings & so much more!

Lovely dress and a wonderful learning experiance for all I am sure. *smile* Have a great day staying in stiches. *smile* Sinerely, Mommy of two little blessings & so much more!


Thanks, all, for your comments!

Mrs. Donahue,

Good question. Sarah and I had actually never used a chalk wheel prior to making this dress—a lady at our church who sews suggested it to us as an easy way to mark the pattern. It is not in place of pinning, but rather is helpful in marking the size lines w/o cutting the pattern at the line or folding under (we normally fold the pattern at the size we want to use). You place the chalk paper between your fabric and the pattern, and follow the line with a wheel which transfers the chalk to your fabric. She also makes an x with the chalk at other places on the pattern that need marking such as circles and notches to be matched or darts. We thought it was an easier method than marking just with a chalk pencil/pins. I hope that description makes sense!:)


How very lovely! I wish i could borrow Hannah and Sarah as my personal sewing tutors. :)


Hello Madeline, Sarah, and Hannah. What a great project. Looks like you all had fun. :)

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