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Four fat quarters I have had for almost eight years and didnt know what to do with it. The most disastrous thing that happened to the fat quarters collection I have. Twelve fat quarters in a bundle. I wanted to make a quilt out of it and not thinking at all placed them all in the washing machine. Too late when I realized the colors and what it will do to the fabrics. Some pieces were stained with other pieces' colour but was not too obvious because of the print of the fabric. Some of them seem to have blended well with some of the prints. Anyway, tonight I decided to attach the fat quarters together both front and back panel so I can make a dress and this is the result. The last dress made for the month of January.
This is the first pillowcase dress of the remaining 15 pillowcases donated by my friend Flor dela Cruz last year. The first three dresses have already been done and included in the December count. Unfortunately I could not finish all of them in time so this and the remaining 14 will be included in this year's count. The ribbon came from the fabric donation of Sylvia Lowe.
Thank you Flor! You will see more dresses from you in the next few weeks.
Still here...Day 29 of my 'One-dress-a-day' campaign for 365 days. Trying my best not to miss a day...trying to make a habit of making one dress a day.
This is the first of two dresses from this birdy fabric donated by Louise Wright from the Wright family of Tasmania. Since I run out of elastic yesterday, this dress does not have an elastic neckline. The yellow pocket fabric is from Sylvia Lowe. Am also running out of bias tape so this style of dress is good, no elastic and minimal bias tape.
Thank you to Louise for the fabric donation.
The third dress from this floral print fabric donated by Louise Wright of Tasmania. The remaining cut was too small for a dress so I decided to use it as a skirt for a t-shirt dress. T-shirt is one of the 20+ t-shirts donated by an anonymous donor last year.
Thank you to Louise Wright for the fabric.
This is the second dress of 4 from this particular fabric donated and collected by Linda Smyth. Once in a while friends of hers donates fabrics and when she has collected quite a few she gives the fabrics to me. She drops them off at my place in addition to the dresses she has made. Sometimes donors names are provided sometimes not and this is one of them which is anonymous.
The lace was donated by heyboom.
Thank you to both donors who made this dress possible.
This morning I was trying to select another group of fabrics to cut for next week's sewing when I discovered that I actually made a mistake on the name of the donor of the fabric for Day 25 and Day 26. The fabric I used to make the floral dresses was actually donated by the Wright Family of Tasmania and not Sylvia as indicated. Am doing this correction because I want to show my appreciation and gratitude for anyone who makes a fabric donation and the least I can do is make sure that they get acknowledged correctly. Last week was a bit messy since I did not have any precuts and no names attached to the fabric I was sewing. My apologies and I have now corrected the impacted articles.
Made two dresses today. It is a long weekend so why not make more than one.
Todays' dresses are from fabric donations of the Wright Family of Tasmania (dress on the right), from Linda Smyth's collection of fabric donations from friends (dress on the left) and the lovely laces in two different sizes from heyboom. Hope to make another two tomorrow to take advantage of the weekend.
Thank you to the Wright Family, Linda and heyboom.
This dress was not meant to be like this. I made a mistake in cutting the armhole. Since I didnt want to waste the fabric nor the length of the dress I decided to make use of another fabric for the upper chest, ribbon and pocket. I guess cutting when you are feeling kind of sleepy is not a good idea when you are in a hurry to make a dress.
Expect about 2-1/2 dresses more from this fabric in the next couple of days.
Thank you to the Wright Family of Tasmania for the fabric donated for this dress and Sylvia Lowe for the fabric used for the pocket and the ribbon. Much appreciated.
Thinking of only 1 t-shirt dress instead I ended up with 2. The fabric remnant was too wide for just 1 t-shirt and would become too bulky so I decided instead to sew two small sizes. Think it is size 4 since both t-shirts are size 4 and each dress has a fabric flower corsage. Sewing every night has made the room I have for Dress A Girl Australia less messy and am slowly reducing the number of fabric flowers I have received from Linda Smyth.
Fabric on these twin set is the last of the floral print fabric donation of Sylvia Lowe (check out dress 1 & 2 from previous nights) and the t-shirts were donated by heyboom.
Thank you Sylvia, Linda and heyboom for your fabric donations.
Just one dress for tonight, the second dress of 2 from the floral fabric donated by Sylvia Lowe. The step-dress (T-shirt dress) will be for tomorrow. Since I finished early tonight, I will spend the rest of the hour cutting fabrics.
Thank you Sylvia for the fabric donation.
I founded and manage the Dress A Girl Around the World campaign here in Australia sometime in Mar 2011. I volunteer whatever time I can spare including weekends. I made all the items on this e-Shop to sell to help me keep up with the cost of sending dresses overseas. Please browse over the products I made and if there is anything you like, please buy them. It is going to a very worthy cause. Thank you.