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The ultimate pattern-buster project

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    Profile photo of SarviSarvi @Sarvi

    The ‘What It Says On the Tin’ project! Yeah, I couldn’t think of a good name for it. Ever since I got the Puppet Show pattern, waaaaaaaaaaay back in olden tymes, I wanted to photograph my kid wearing it to a puppet show. To this puppet show, in fact, the creepy/wonderful Bob Baker Marionette show:

    http://www.bobbakermarionettes.com/

    Blowing bubbles in the Bubble Dress. Having a tea party in the Tea Party, and so on.

    1. Yes, I am aware that this could take years and I’d never finish.

    2. Yes, I am aware that my kid is going to size out of the earliest patterns any day now.

    3. Yes, I am aware that my current fever for sewing will wane, but hopefully it will wax again?

    What do you think? Ludicrous? Best done with a group (as a clever friend suggested!) so no single person has to do them all alone? Or maybe kind of cute and possible if I don’t put any kind of time limit on it?

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    Profile photo of NicoleNicole @motherof5

    You are on Baby-Baby!

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    Profile photo of with love Heidiwith love Heidi @with love Heidi

    Maybe I need the swing set, that sounds easiest! Great idea.

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    Profile photo of Lightning McStitchLightning McStitch @LightningMcStitch

    Completely mental but sounds fun. Bit tough for those with young kids to have to wait 5 years to photograph their School Days Coat though!

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    Profile photo of Mama_KnowlesMama_Knowles @Mama_Knowles

    Oh so clever and what fun! I still have time for this right?

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    Profile photo of SarviSarvi @Sarvi

    Well, I thought about that, McStitch — my kid can’t take a school photo in the School Photo because of the uniform/dress code, so I am going to have to fake it. I am actually kind of looking forward to trying to emulate that cheesy school photo style with the 1970’s background and super fake smile.

    Where it gets tough is if all your kids have already outgrown the largest size of the early patterns. Hopefully those who only have older kids at home will have school chums with younger siblings? or cousins?

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    Profile photo of with love Heidiwith love Heidi @with love Heidi

    You can always go to the school after hours for the photos šŸ™‚

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    Profile photo of dubhels2003dubhels2003 @dubhels2003

    I think this is a charming idea, though given my little model I think the only one I could manage is the sleepover PJ pattern, pending the development of ‘toddler mayhem’ design…

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    Profile photo of Lightning McStitchLightning McStitch @LightningMcStitch

    Brilliant Dubhels! If I sew more sleepover pyjamas I have the perfect excuse for sending the kids away for the night with anyone who’ll take them!

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    Profile photo of SarviSarvi @Sarvi

    Hehe, pretty sure our sleepover is going to involve such notables as Paddington and Brobee. Tell me more about this ‘toddler mayhem’, though?

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    Profile photo of with love Heidiwith love Heidi @with love Heidi

    The library dress at the library would be so cute though!

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    This is a great idea. I’ve made a seashore dress in Cloud 9 sandpiper for our beach holiday in a few weeks just because I wanted to see those little pockets being used for seashells.

    The one that stumps me is the Secret Agent trench. A photo shoot for a clandestine meeting at the Capitol building like in the movies? Not sure in an Australian context. I don’t think you need a trench coat to tap phones.

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    Profile photo of SarviSarvi @Sarvi

    Ooh, please post a photo! I just recently finally found some more of the Sandpiper and have been trying to think of the best way to use it.

    I could see the Secret Agent in a kind of Harriet the Spy context, maybe?

    Picture the library dress with a little cardigan and some mary janes, adorable!

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    Profile photo of with love Heidiwith love Heidi @with love Heidi

    The library dress will have to wait until I get the pattern! And it may be a while yet. Someone else might want to do it sooner. šŸ™‚

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    Profile photo of Liesl GibsonLiesl Gibson
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    Oh, I’m inspired! And since you clearly love a challenge, I may consider re-naming the spring patterns. It’s not too late! The Hang-gliding Dress? Perhaps the Windsurfing Pants and the Parasailing Sundress? Oh yes, I think you’ve taken our patterns to a brand new level here…

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