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1  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Baby blanket/floor map and headrest on: September 14, 2010 01:19:37 PM
Pooooosibly the wrong forum (judging by the really intricate designs I've seen  Shocked I admire your patience Smiley ) but couldn't find one just for baby stuff.

Anyhoo, here is a blanket I made for my friend who has just had her second baby - she's ecstatic he was a boy as she has completed the set and can stop now! (her words Smiley )

I got the fabric from IKEA after searching all (three) material shops in my home town, I love the primary colours.





I also made a headrest type kidney bean filled with polystyrene balls for when baby is old enough to go on his front.





It's quite basic but I do like to make presents where I can, it feels a bit more special. I'm quite impressed I managed to keep the lines straight! (not usually my forte).

Thanks for looking!
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Maxi to mini!! on: June 19, 2008 09:56:30 AM
Long time lurker, first time poster (so please be nice!  Undecided )! So to celebrate the purchase of my new sewing machine, I decided to sew some things up! The most successful was this maxi dress

which I bought from Asda (part of the Walmart family!) for the bargainous price of 1 (50 cent-ish?) as I loved the print, however it was (is) 3 sizes too big and as much as I rate my rack, my puppies would be swamped in those bad boys. So I sliced n diced and came up with this!

It's still a bit big so I clinched it in with this belt - the looseness does make the bottom a bit swishy but I do like spinning around!

This is wot I done:-
I measured down from the top of my boobs to where I wanted the dress to end then I made a loop of elastic which fit snuggly around my chest, then pinned the fabric to the loop, thusly:-

The elastic was a bit of a pain as its smaller than the dress so I had to stretch it out over my legs to I could get the pins in - multiple pinpricks!


I then sewed very v e r y slowly, using the zigzag stitch (I'm a professional, can you tell??!) stretching out the elastic under the fabric, so it looked a little like this:-

and tada! That was that. Just have to think of any event to wear it to now. Sigh.

Thanks for looking!!

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