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Vintage Sewing: McCall's 2074, a 70's Knit Shift Dress for Kids

A few months ago, I took the kid (my step-daughter) to run errands with me at JoAnn's Fabrics. I needed elastic or needles, and told her that she could pick out fabric to sew matching dresses for herself and her little sister. In the months prior, she'd sewn dresses for herself and took them to her other home (being a kid with two homes can't be easy!). She said her little sister was jealous and wanted to wear them, and was sad that they weren't for her. The kid had the sweet idea to sew for her 4 year old sister, to surprise her with a happy dress of her own.
 The kid was hoping to get the dresses finished in time for their birthdays, but it just wasn't happening on her timeline. She lost the sewing mojo after finishing her dress, so I found a pattern and cranked out the little 4 y.o dress in just under an hour, from cutting to finish. We shortened the sleeves and enlarged the neckline, because the kid said her sister has a big head-- but it turns out the enlarge…

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