Thursday, 26 April 2012

KCWC- Day 4- Winging it!

I have started on my next project and I must admit that I'm winging it big style! There is a pattern, but I'm changing it in so many ways that its almost unrecognisable.

You see I made these cute shortalls for Scallywag a few months ago and even though I love them they are getting a bit small. So I'm attempting to make a slightly bigger version.

Combine that with the fact that we are heading into winter, and I thought I'd lengthen the legs to make a pair of dungarees.

And finally I am (yet again) adding poppers between the legs- I'm not stupid enough to make a pair of dungarees for a non-toilet trained little boy without easy access to the nappy!

Here is my progress so far...

The main fabric was bought from the Spotlight clearance table a few months ago. I have been unsure what to make with it, but there is plenty left over to make dress for Rascal if I want (or maybe not... I'm not too keen on the idea of having matching children!)

The sailboat fabric was received in Nin's Scrap Bag Swap. I think it goes well with the main fabric, but I only have enough to use it for small details and will have to find another piece of fabric for the lining.

At the moment I am guessing that I've been a bit over enthusiastic when I increased the size, but as yet its too early to start chopping bits off. 

Wish me luck- this could turn into quite a mission!!!


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The last that I heard, over $500 had been collected and this means that an extra special prize has been added to the prize pool. Nin of Sailor Spy has donated a $200 voucher for the winner to spend on their choice of beautiful designer clothes from her collection- how awesome is that?!?

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4 comments:

  1. Great work you are producing SO much in one week! Go you - awesome lady! xx

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  2. I'm sure its going to turn out really cute... I look forward to seeing it finished :)

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  3. thanks for visiting my blog

    I still remember a certain pair of dungarees I had for my kids when they were little and yes they had poppers between the legs. They were so useful and got a lot of use. They looked great and were tough wearing. WTG you!!

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  4. oh the joy of changing a pattern so much it has no resemblance of the original! It is always an adventure isn't it? Hope these turn out well for you- I have had mixed results with my pattern altering- sometimes very good, sometimes not so much... Hope it turns out great for you!

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