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Topic: Goodbye W-T-Pooh New Sweatshirts replace that irritating old bear  (Read 2249 times)
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« on: January 08, 2010 09:53:44 AM »

My daughter bought this Winnie the Pooh Sweatshirt at Disneyland when she was 8. I think she wore it there once. Then I acquired it.

That was 11 years ago.

Though the shirt it still perfectly GOOD, I have always disliked it intensely. Still I needed something warm when Im done exercising, in the garden, or walking and its not quite light jacket weather.
Its going into the donation bin today! After all it really is still perfectly good. Not even any stains.

I made myself two pretty new sweatshirts out of Joannes fleece. The flowered one came out of a yard and a half long panel. I enjoyed piecing out the sleeves and a small place in the back that doesnt show under the elastic.

The lime green one has beads from Beads For Life (http://www.beadforlife.org/indexb.html). Its an organization to sell beads for women in Uganda. They make the beads from recycled paper and some kind of varnish. I tested a bead by attaching it to a cork for several days and letting it float in cold water. No fading, no pulling apart. I cold water wash and hang to dry stuff like this so it should be OK. I will turn the beaded side to the inside before it goes into the machine.

Pattern for both is same one I created and wrote about in Crafster and also at http://megrosesews.blogspot.com/2009/12/more-stash-sewing-three-new-tops.html

« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2010 07:16:59 PM »

Good job on making the sweaters Ive been trying to get the nerve up to make a sweater but i probably wont get it done til summer lol so way to go getting yours done
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« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2010 03:22:36 AM »

They are great shirts and look very comfortable. Love that green and adore that flower pattern. Definitely a lovely upgrade from Pooh. (with all due respect to Pooh.lol) Grin
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2010 09:59:24 PM »

Thanks for the comments. They mean a lot to me.

I've really been enjoying having pretty new every day keep-me-warm shirts. I'm really working on sewing clothes that I use for my regular life instead of focusing so much on special occasion clothes. Though special occasions are still awfully fun to sew for!


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