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KaraH99
« on: July 28, 2009 08:14:40 AM »

I'm sort of new here, but I love looking at all the fabulous projects.

I just figured out how to make one of my patterns (New Look 6882) reversible. I picked a really easy pattern, but I'm proud of myself for figuring it out. Grin

It ended up way too big for my two-year-old, but perfect for my 4-year-old niece, who is the one in the pictures. I think it would be darling over leggings. I was doubly happy with it, because the swirly side is pillow case, which I cut at the seams and used just for the fabric. I can't decide which side I like better. Maddy says she likes the swirly side better.




So, basically what I did was cut out two of the dress pattern. Sewed up the sides, gathered the neck with each of the two fabrics, then pinned them wrong sides together and put on the double fold bias tape. Sewed it on the arm openings as well.

The hardest part was the hems. I ended up just turning them under, then top-stitching both sides. I loved how much easier the casing was to do than in the original pattern. I just sewed two parallel lines, then unpicked one side seam between the lines and used that to thread my elastic through. Then I did the bows on the side.

There are more details and pictures on my blog, if you want to check it out at www.craftastical.co m. Thanks for looking!
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threegirlsandaboy
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2009 09:02:27 AM »

That's very cute!  I think I like the swirly side best too.   Smiley  
For the hem, since you're leaving the top open to finish with bias tape, you could sew the bottoms of the two layers together and then flip them right side out through the top before you gather and finish it.  That might be easier, but I haven't tried it myself, so I can't promise anything.   Wink
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KaraH99
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2009 09:33:53 AM »

That's very cute!  I think I like the swirly side best too.   Smiley 
For the hem, since you're leaving the top open to finish with bias tape, you could sew the bottoms of the two layers together and them flip them right side out through the top before you gather and finish it.  That might be easier, but I haven't tried it myself, so I can't promise anything.   Wink

I thought of that after I had had the top all sewn! LOL. I think it would work for this pattern, but I'm really bad at visualizing the turning.  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2009 10:13:53 AM »

Welcome to craftster. I'm sure we will see more of your clothing. Turning is hard, but I only do dolls. LOL

Your little niece is a great model and I like the swirly better too.
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« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2009 11:27:06 AM »

That is adorable!  I'm with Maddy I like the swirly side the best! Grin
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