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« on: February 18, 2009 06:26:55 AM »

I'm still going a bit daft on reversible clothes and I'm trying to make as many different types as possible for reversible tutes on my blog.  So in the last couple of weeks I've made reversible trousers, a skirt, a waistcoat and I finished a little jacket this morning. 

The coat is for spring, it has polkadot corduroy on one side and red heavyweight cotton on the others.  I made it button far to the side with two buttons, and with a big asymetrical collar.  My dh didn't like it, he though I'd just messed a normal collar up!  Roll Eyes  It has wide sleeves because I like to see the other fabric up the sleeves.  Cheesy

The reversible trousers and skirt are the same polkadot cord on one side and apple print baby cord on the other. The trousers have had quite a bit of wear but the skirt is languishing in the back of the drawer... she's not much of a skirt girl. 

The waistcoat is unfortunately unwearable by dd, I didn't take into account when drafting the pattern that she has a ginormous buddha belly  Smiley  Maybe I'll send it to my svelte little niece  Grin 

I have done two of my five or six reversible tutes so far:
How to draft or adapt a pattern to make it reversible: http://kitschycoo.blogspot.com/2009/01/how-to-make-things-reversible-part-one.html
How to make reversible skirt or trousers: http://kitschycoo.blogspot.com/2009/02/how-to-make-things-reversible-part-two.html

I'll post links to the other over the next couple of weeks!

« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2009 06:33:14 AM »

Good grief, I can't believe how much you get sewn!  Everything looks fantastic as usual!!!  Thanks for the tutes!
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2009 06:36:53 AM »

Sooo cute. I love the collar. Nice work.

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« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2009 06:43:02 AM »

Oh, my GOSH!
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« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2009 06:50:43 AM »

thats adorable! love the jacket!

« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2009 06:54:17 AM »

These are amazing! I love the polka dot/apple combo. I laughed out loud when I read about the buddha belly ... I have four daughters and guess what? Four buddha bellies! So I totally know what you mean about having to remember to take it into account. Thanks for the links to your tutes, also. Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2009 07:01:14 AM »

i really love that jacket! i want a me size one in those exact colors! even cooler that its reversable, great job

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« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2009 07:36:11 AM »

I love the asymmetrical collar...it is adorable. Wonderful job.
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« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2009 07:51:50 AM »

What a great job! They are so cute!
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« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2009 07:57:30 AM »

I saw the waistcoat (well, I'd call it a vest over here) on your blog last night and just had to laugh! My nephew has a buddha belly, but my DD is just a tube...her chest and waist measurement are exactly the same. 

I like the asymmetrical collar on the jacket too...for some reason it looks more "intended" on the polka dots than on the solid, but maybe it's just my fevered, sleep-deprived brain.

I definitely give you props for creativity and bravery in trying out something so new and different! It's really great!

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« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2009 08:12:03 AM »

Nice job - love the coat with the asymmetrical collar!  She looks adorable in it.  Smiley  That waistcoat is darling...too bad it didn't fit.
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« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2009 08:30:24 AM »

i love the clothes you make! if only i could dress half as well NOW..... Wink
« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2009 10:21:44 AM »

Thanks for the feedback everyone! I saw a coat in a magazine with an asymmetrical collar and had to recreate it... I think it's a bit harder to get right for baby clothes as their chests are so small and narrow.  If it was a big ol' coat for me I'd have plenty of space to get the collar the perfect proportions (in theory anyway!).  Smiley

I like the asymmetrical collar on the jacket too...for some reason it looks more "intended" on the polka dots than on the solid, but maybe it's just my fevered, sleep-deprived brain.

Sorry you're not feeling well, hope you feel better soon!  I see what you mean about "intended"... the collar is  definately more noticeable on the red side.  I think maybe if I folded it over slightly less it would sit better / cleaner. *crosses fingers*.  I was (as per usual) chasing her around the garden trying to get it on.  Cheesy

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« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2009 02:03:10 PM »

love the asymmetrical jacket.  Looks very intentional (how could you sew that wrong?)  The fabrics are nice and bold too - really sets it all off.  great stuff!

« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2009 04:18:33 PM »

I actually had to show him a picture of a proper coat (as in one sold in stores) with an asymmetrical collar before he 'got' that I wasn't just being outlandish.  Roll Eyes

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