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post #16 of 350
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Originally Posted by Wes Bourne View Post
Very cool. Careful not to extend the shoulders too much and create divots.

Torqued sleeves would be a no-no as well.

Seriously though, this is a pretty cool project. It's kind of sad that children will eventually grow out of their clothes, but hand me downs are always an option (assuming you have more in the pipeline).

I'm looking forward to seeing the end result!
post #17 of 350
Very cool. Do you take orders?
post #18 of 350
Thread Starter 
Front:




Same, but in a later stadium:




Stitching in pink:




Front and back attached:




Sleeves attached - front




- back




Pattern pinned on lining






Pinned for pleats to get the lining to go from the wide bottom to the small back part (forgive me for not using the right terms - don't hesitate to correct):






Pinned and all through the machine:






Result:




Inside:




Total:




And stitched through:

post #19 of 350
^ Nice.
post #20 of 350
That is amazing. You have a very lucky little girl!
post #21 of 350
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Originally Posted by whiteslashasian View Post
That is amazing. You have a very lucky little girl!

And a pretty talented gf!
post #22 of 350
This is way cool Wednesday
post #23 of 350
That's awesome! I was just telling the wife yesterday that I think I'm going to have to buy a sewing machine as my 7 yo is tall and thin and OTR dress clothing just doesn't fit him. This was just the nudge I needed. Thanks!
post #24 of 350
Wow! How cool. What a great idea. You're a good dad.
post #25 of 350
Thread Starter 
Thanks all for the kind words.

@ gdl: no orders, I'm afraid.

More later.
post #26 of 350
post #27 of 350
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

Terribly sorry. But no means no.
(As I try to convincingly tell* my two year old.)




*) Split infinitive?
post #28 of 350
Thread Starter 
Collar on:




Unfinished inside of the coat:




Lining that will be attached to the inside:




Collar stitched through:




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Sorry for the colour differences. Low light and different light sources means white balance problems.)

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Lining sleeves zigzagged to prevent fraying:




Up close:




Back with collar:




Up close:




Lining sleeves attached to the rest of the lining - back:




Detail:





Front:




Detail





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To be continued.
post #29 of 350
Thanks for sharing this! Just remember to take lots of photos so you can show her when she's older just how cool she was when she was young.

Can't wait to see the finished project.
post #30 of 350
Very cool, this makes me want to go find the nicest $10 thrift blazer I can and tear it apart just to see what goes on inside.

I used to do that with electronics as a kid (phones, VCRs, TVs) but I'm sure it never even occurs to a lot of people that there is literally more to their clothing than meets the eye.
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