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« on: March 12, 2008 01:38:12 PM »

OK, so in keeping with my New Years Resolution to actually put some of the stuff I make onto craftster, I present my 'kids-duvet-cover-to-dress-and-potential-to-become-lots-of-other-things' post!  (hmmm i think i might need a more snappy name...)

So, it started life as a single kids duver cover, bought from my local charity shop (3 - bargain!).  I removed poppers, added a zip, stitched a bit and hey presto!  a dress ...


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close up of the paddington on the bust (ignore my ugly mug!)

Apologies for the grainy pictures, the only white wall in my house has very poor lighting!!  I combined a couple of different patterns to make the shape, and i'm happy to say it took under 3 hours to cut and stitch.  The best part is I still have half the duvet cover left!

Sadly I think two matching dresses might be a bit much ( Tongue )  so i'm now saving the other half for when I have kids, and can then make cushions, mini dresses/shorts, wall hangings, cot blankets, stuffed toys etc.  I'm amazed how much fabric came out of a single bed cover!

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BraindeadBetty
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2008 01:53:26 PM »

Very cute. I loved Paddington when I was younger.
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« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2008 01:55:56 PM »

CUTE!
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« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2008 02:02:27 PM »

Wow, very nice, and flattering too!  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2008 02:03:59 PM »

So cute!!!  This rocks!
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« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2008 03:08:15 PM »

i'm glad you like it ladies!  Smiley

fingers crossed for the challenge!
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« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2008 03:18:37 PM »

that is a cute dress.  I love Paddington and am jealous of both your dress and  of your lucky future kids.
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DaisyAlly
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2008 04:41:26 PM »

Looks like it fits you really well. I've only ever managed to make one thing that actually fit me.  Roll Eyes I wonder what ever happened to Paddington?
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« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2008 05:53:35 PM »

I love it! Paddington bear was awesome ^.^ I have a stuffed one my mum got me a few years ago.
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« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2008 07:47:18 PM »

paddington!  i love it.
you did a great job.
it's so flattering.
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wendy-bird
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2008 03:43:29 PM »

OMG! I love paddington! I even have his coat Cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2008 06:46:40 AM »

Your dress is turned-out wonderful!  I love the fact that it is so unique and definitely one-of-a-kind. But please, next time no more comments about an "ugly mug", you are very pretty! Wink
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« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2008 02:57:42 PM »

What a great dress! I love the fit you achieved  Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: July 05, 2008 03:57:26 PM »

Really well sewn.  I LOVE PADDINGTON. 
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one good apple
« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2008 12:57:43 PM »

Oh Paddington!  I love it!
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« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2009 04:22:18 PM »

this is a wonderful thing to have come from a bedsheet, i think i'm going to have to try it now
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« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2010 11:37:28 AM »

I LOVE PADDINGTON!!!  This turned out amazingly!  And it was only made better by the pretty model!  Wink
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