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« on: December 05, 2006 06:55:49 AM »

Hi all!  I am a long time lurker, but this is my first post.  I am looking at making this dress:


for my baby girl for this summer, but I want to make it reversible.  How would I do that?  Just turned and topstitch?  Thanks in advance!!


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« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2006 07:05:29 AM »

Pretty much. The only thing I would give extra consideration to is the buttons. Being reversible, it would have buttons on either side, so there would be buttons on the inside next to baby's skin... a little bulky if she lay on them, I think. Maybe another type of fastener would work better.

« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2006 07:12:11 AM »

Well, it may take a little brain power, but the idea is that you make the outside of the dress twice, then sew the two together.  Topstitching would be nice, so the two layers don't shift around and look sloppy.  The tricky part is sewing it together so you can turn it right side out when you're done!  I've made a few "mobius" garments before.  Tongue If there are any facings, you can generally leave them out since you're basically giving the dress a full lining.  I'm not sure if that was helpful or not...  Oh, and ditto about the buttons.  Maybe it would be better with the tie closure?

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« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2006 07:36:46 AM »

Over the years I've made several of these.  The problem won't be in the top, it'll be in the pants.  I'd just make two pair.  It's easier if they happen to get wet anyway.  As for the top, my guess is that it is probably lined anyway...most of them are and are all but reversible when you finish..just a little bit of hidden seam and you're done.  I usually leave the opening to be closed in the bottom of the garment in these cases.  There are a lot of ways to hide it. 
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2006 07:55:12 AM »

I plan on the tie closure...sorry, forgot to add that  Wink

Thank you!  You are all so helpful!


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