Saturday, February 18, 2012

an extravagant welcome--cutting dresses, pants, and shirts

Do not cut all these in one grand cutting day. You want your children to have different personalities, and you will make different fabric choices on different days, depending on what is going on in your life. Some of my children are ready for work, others a good time. Some are rather morose and some are the life of the party. I have asked friends to give me scraps of their actual clothing so they can hunt for their doppelgangers.
Below are the standard clothing parts. Soon I will post a few variations.

From a 2 inch strip, cut:
one piece 2 by 3 1/2 inches for the dress center
two 2 by 2 inch squares for the skirt
two 1 inch pieces, then cut down to 1 by 1 1/2 inches for the sleeves

From a 1 inch strip cut:
one piece 1 by 2 inches for the top of the pants
two pieces 1 by 3 inches for the legs

From a 2 inch strip cut:
one piece 2 by 2 inches square for the center of the shirt
two 1 inch pieces, then cut down to 1 by 1 1/2 inches for the sleeves.


Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

Thank you so much for your generosity in sharing these recent posts. I have a small swap list and am proposing a spring swap of little people -- should yield a nice variety. So expect a lot of traffic to your blog in the next few days as my members check it out.

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