Featured: Adult Sissy dress in red polka dots on white cotton. Custom.

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"Baby Shirley"
by UniKaren Designs

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Fabric: White cotton fabric with red dots.

Dress was created to duplicate a Shirley Temple doll dress, in a adult size.

Lined bodice is made short like a toddler dress.

Bodice is lined with a lightweight cotton, for durability and support.  It features a square neckline trimmed with two rows of narrow red satin ribbon.

The skirt consists of 160" of fabric for the bottom longer layer, and the same amount of fabric cut shorter for the upper layer.  This makes the skirt heavier than normal. The bottom edge of each of the skirt lengths is finished with a 1" wide red lace.  Above the bottom hem is a wide ribbon, meticulously pinned and sewn into place to create the effect of the four rows of trim when looking at the entire outfit.

Skirt is hand pleated at the high waist seam for a professional and even finish.

Along the bottom of the bodice is a red satin band featuring a bow across the center. It is pinned into place through the bow's center knot to help keep it in place, along with a couple of extra pins to help secure it.  I pin bows to allow them to be removable for washing the garment without the bow.

Red satin sashes continue out of the side seams and create a proportionately large bow at the center back with nice long tails.

Full pouffy sleeves are hand pleated at the shoulder for a professional finish and elasticized at the upper arm for a comfortable fit.


Chest:  41"
Bodice:  11" (mid shoulder to waist down back)
Skirt:  24.5"
Total length from shoulder to hem:  35.5"
Across upper back:  16.5"

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About UniKaren Designs:  Purchasing a UniKaren Design means you are getting an ORIGINAL outfit.  Since I was a teenager, I have been designing and sewing square dance outfits... it's been 40 years now.  To this day I still have hundreds of design ideas and I look forward to seeing them come to fruition, and hope that you will continue to enjoy what I create.

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Terms & Conditions:  All items are made from new fabric and notions.  They are not pre-washed.  All reasonable efforts are made to accurately display the attributes of the products, including the appropriate colors; however, the actual color you see will depend on your computer system and there is no guarantee that your computer will accurately display such colors.  All outfits are designed and sewn by me.  I take a great deal of pride in my workmanship.  Seams professionally finished & pressed. Your satisfaction with the product is of the utmost importance to me. If you are not completely satisfied, please notify me immediately. Shipping from smoke-free and pet-free environment.

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