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16 March, 2013

Reversible Dresses

Warning!
This blog contains photos of cute little outfits which may make you want to learn how to sew.

It all started with finding a  free pattern for a reversible pinafore. I find some very cute fabric on special in Spotlight.  This quilting quality 100% cotton are $6-8/m.







 I worked on the wrong sides of the fabrics for a long time. Unlike other project you can just turn the fabric and admire the beauty of the fabric. The two sides were sewn right sides together first, even the hems are sewn together Then trim, turn and press in the last few steps. The magic happen in the last step when I turn the whole dress right side out through a 3cm opening.





 The beauty of the dresses are revealed. It was a very satisfying moment.



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14 March, 2013

Make your own NERF Vest

 My hubby asked me if I can make him a NERF Vest.
'What vest?' I asked.
'A NERF vest.' he repeated, 'One with a lot of pockets and elastics to carry NERF gun accessories.'



I've  never seen one until he showed me some pictures online. He gave me a few specifications.
Mission accepted.  Army camouflage materials happened to be on sale. YAY!

Using a fishing vest pattern, I allowed his Nerf gun and cartridges to sit on my sewing table for measurements.  It was a lot of fun making it. I  did simple zigzag and rolled hems for armholes and collar, made pockets for extra darts and  elastics for cartridges.  This is the NERF Vest the Sewing Bug style.








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