Featured: Border print fun dress with matching bloomers.

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"Monkey Business"
by UniKaren Designs

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Fabric:  100% washable cotton border print, with red poly/cotton broadcloth contrast. True dark red, not orangey as photos show.

Full skirt is made from the bottom half of a border print, pleated at the waist to create as much fullness as possible to fit over a full petticoat.  Hem is covered in red flat lace and over that is stitched a scalloped lavender flat lace.

Polka dotted fabric with floating balloons is on the other half of the fabric and is used for the rest of the outfit.

Flat bodice is intended for cute "Little Girl" look.  It features an overlay cut from the border print fabric, displaying dressed monkeys playing instruments.   Fabric ruffles go from the top of the bib in front to the to of the bib in the back.  They are trimmed with lavender flat lace and are attached with ruffled red lace.

Full pouffy sleeves are pleated at the shoulder for a professional finish. Hems are trimmed in lavender lace and are adorned with a red satin ribbon at the sides.

Peter Pan collar assists in achieving the Little Girl look to this cute dress.  Red ruffled lace is sandwiched between the layers and the bias trim is made from the dotted part of the fabric.

Red sashes stem from the side seams and tie into a perky bow over the center back zipper.

Coordinating bloomers are made from red poly/cotton broadcloth and have little red bows on the sides. Elasticized for waist and upper leg comfort.


Chest:  36"
Length from shoulder to hem: 
Leg opening
Inseam including lace:
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You can always wear a dress
that is too large,
but you cannot wear one 
that is too small.  
Check measurements, please!

If you have questions, just ask.


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 33 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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