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TTMT #40 March 31, 2021- Sweet Sixteen Dresses.

In this video I talk about making 3 dresses for the Miss Sweet Sixteen contest held during the Midwest Old Threshers reunion each year in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. The girls volunteer in various areas of the show during the reunion. They can be seen strolling the grounds in period dress for women of the late 1800s to early 1900s. I participated when I was 16 and can still wear my dress from then. Period clothing never goes out of style.

It took me over an hour to gather and pin each ruffle. Glad I used my favorite method of gathering. Zig-zag over cotton crochet thread, then pull into even gathers.

Then I talk about Cy Star Mystery Quilt alternate design blocks that I have made so far.

I had to try the dresses on.

This one fits also.

It is fun to twirl in a full skirt.

I had to try them all on. Then get a photo with my flowers that are blooming.

7 thoughts on “TTMT #40 March 31, 2021- Sweet Sixteen Dresses.

    1. The sweet. Sixteen girls dress in period outfits from late 1800s to early 1900s. They are hostesses for the reunion.


  1. I’m frankly amazed you got 3 of those done in a week, that’s a lot! I’m horrible at garment sewing, I’d probably still be working on the first one, lol.

    Sounds like you really enjoy this particular event, I’m glad volunteering for them brings you joy. 🙂

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  2. Oh that’s fun. I’m 100% sure I wouldn’t fit into anything from when I was 16. I think I was 95 pound soaking wet at the time. I couldn’t gain weight to save my life at that age. I don’t suffer fro that issues anymore lol

    Those are wonderful. The my turn out really great. The ruffles look great. Pockets! My daughter and I always get excited to see pockets.

    Volunteering is always a good feeling.

    Happy Crafting

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