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    Hi! I'm Traci. I'm a nursing student and CNA who loves quilting, knitting, cross stitch, and the great outdoors. In my pre-scrubs life, I owned Real Photography, and you can still see my old wedding and portrait photography site here .

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A cautious step into the world of vintage patterns: Simplicity 6990

One of my goals for 2012 is to actually sew with some of the vintage patterns I’ve collected.  Yesterday I made a decent start at it, using a simple pattern from 1967 that I bought from Amy at our guild’s fabric yard sale this weekend. I used an old print from Moda Wonderland (I think) for the dress and a yellow DS Quilts print for the facing.

It’s intended to be worn over bloomers, but looks cute with leggings, too!  I’m not crazy about the way it bunches in the front near the neckline but I’m guessing as we get nearer to summer and she grows that will size out correctly.  It’s also even around the hem, but the only front on shot I could get of Miss Eloise was showing me her chalky hand.

nicke - it is very cute and so is she! 😉

beth lehman - it’s beautiful and timeless. i love it!

Dolores - So cute! The fabric is from Moda Hunky Dory. 🙂

randi - very cute little top for an adorable girl!

Susan Phillips - Wow! That was fast. It looks very cute on her.

debby - Aww, so sweet. You do such nice work!

Denise - Wow! I actually still have that pattern from when my daughter was a little one. I made many of the reversible sun tops for her. Thank you for being back oh-so-fond memories. 😀

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