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« on: March 08, 2012 07:05:42 PM »



Is that something under the bed?


I think it's drooling!


Never fear, a friend is near!


When this challenge was announced I figured reversible baby clothing would be a great way to enter, so I looked up baby shoe patterns but eventually dropped that idea as being way too fiddly, and settled on making a jumper.  I had lots of opposite ideas (a whole list to be precise), but settled on the one that I already had all the materials for.  I took some inspiration from this photo that I had seen around the interweb, but realized that in this house we don't tend to sleep with teddy bears.  The little one sleeps with a piggy and a zebra (the piggy being the brave one of the pair), so I paired her brave sleepytime friend with its opposite a monster under the bed.

Now for the clearer shots:

Piggy side:
Made from pink corduroy left over from a quilt I made my now 8 year old God daughter when she was born and some polar fleece.  I used a button for the nose because the little one loves buttons (and i thought it looked kind of cute)

With her dear friend Willi:


Close up of the Piggy Face:


What's a piggy without a tail?


Monster side:
Made from a very furry, muppet-ish knit fabric I've had kicking around for years.  The face is made from polar fleece. 

Acting very monster-ish


The mouth is a pocket so the monster can actually eat things


I used a McCall's pattern that I've made it a few times before as gifts.  It's a bit big as I'm hoping to get some wear out of it before it is outgrown (and to be honest was in too much of a hurry to fold down the pattern). 

All in all I had a great time actually taking a challenge idea and completing it for once.  It was a lot of fun and I hope to do it again.   
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« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2012 07:27:43 PM »

Awesome! And by far more adorable than store bought tops (I wish sooooooo much that I'd made clothes for my tiddlies when they were tiny) Your girl's a real cutie too (and born model, however did you get her to stay still long enough?!)
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« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2012 08:26:42 PM »

This is so adorable!  I really love the piggy side.
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« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2012 07:52:49 AM »

Thanks, and she doesn't really stay still that long, my husband just snaps quickly with a DSLR...
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« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2012 08:42:56 AM »

Very cute! The monster looks terrified of the rabbit on his nose
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« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2012 08:48:33 AM »

hehehe
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« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2012 10:02:08 AM »

Both sides are so cute!
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« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2012 10:20:38 AM »

Thanks.
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« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2012 06:35:47 AM »

What a cutie! The fuzzy monster dress is so fun!
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« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2012 08:36:46 AM »

Thanks I Sew Cute.
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« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2012 10:32:51 AM »

you're using cuteness, to sway votes... Wink Tongue   This is a really cute dress!  I love the two sides, it's very practical.  If she messes up the one side, you can just flip it over!
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« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2012 08:23:30 PM »

you're using cuteness, to sway votes... Wink Tongue   This is a really cute dress!  I love the two sides, it's very practical.  If she messes up the one side, you can just flip it over!
I wouldn't do that honest Wink

I like how you think about just flipping it when messy--I just may do this some day.
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« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2012 08:56:20 PM »

you're using cuteness, to sway votes... Wink Tongue   This is a really cute dress!  I love the two sides, it's very practical.  If she messes up the one side, you can just flip it over!
I wouldn't do that honest Wink

I like how you think about just flipping it when messy--I just may do this some day.

Cheesy  ...some might say i've done the same.... Wink
I've got 3 little monsters 6 and under, so reversible clothing always makes me happy.  Oh, you spilled abit on that side? let's just turn that inside out. Fresh and new and no one knows!
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