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« on: January 24, 2010 10:46:08 AM »

So proud of this, my sister in law asked me to make a play tent for my niece from "Santa". She wanted one like in The Holiday, not quite up for making somehting that large and important without a pattern, I found McCalls 5827 pattern.http://www.sewingworld.co.uk/info_2_1719.html The fabric was a bit too expensive to buy the full 10 yards so I made a plain border at the bottom, made iron on transfers using inkjet with fairy clipart and spent hours attaching them. Couldn't get my hands on foam for the base at a decent price so used 2 layers of duvets, it was a challenge with my little Pfaff but we got there!!! My niece adores it!

I went a bit ott and top stitched every seam and generally went for a higher level of finish than necessary, but it was her main present from her parents so I had to do a good job! Also made the three cushion covers you can see. Wish I had ironed it before it was hung but we had to deliver it well in advance of Xmas day. I would definitely recommend the McCalls pattern.

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« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2010 10:54:16 AM »

Wow that is fantastic!

After checking out Regretsy I'm pretty sure I could sell my stuff on Etsy.
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2010 11:14:53 AM »

I bought this pattern almost a year ago to make for the grands. I have been, quite frankly, afraid to tackle it. This makes me want to try. You did a beautiful job!

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« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2010 12:39:37 PM »

So beautiful and whimiscal! I bet it will be well loved.

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« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2010 01:23:08 PM »

Thank you!
You should definitely tackle it! It's lots of long straight seams and I actually made it more difficult for myself by piecing the base and doing applique on the panel along the bottom.
My niece absolutely adores it and would sleep in it if she could! That is what makes it worthwhile.
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« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2010 01:40:15 PM »

That is so adorable. I think I actually bought that pattern a year ago on a 99 cent pattern sale but never got around to making it. Yours is so cute I'm going to have to get it out. I may even have to make two, one for my son and one for my daughter.
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2010 03:00:05 PM »

I love it!!! So cute.  I will have to find this pattern and try it out.
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2010 06:32:06 PM »

That is wonderful. I wish I would have had one when I was a little girl. 

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« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2010 10:33:29 AM »

What a great place for a kid! Did you really put on all these lovely flowers? Wow!
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2010 12:56:27 PM »

Not the ones on the main body of the tent but on the pockets and around the base (unfortunately you can't see them in the photos)
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