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Cabbage Patch Costumes

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I have bought myself a new sewing machine and I am determined to gain some skills behind the wheel. My childhood Cabbage Patch Doll, Ronda Rinata Boyd, could do with a wardrobe of fun costumes! As I am involved with our local theatre Centre Stage, I would like to be able to help make costumes in the future too. Some days I will design the costume and collect materials needed. Other days will be make day!


Day 2 - Black T Shirt for Retro Pants suit from my Childhood

My first garment! I went by a pattern. It has overlapping shoulder neckline to cope with Ronda's massive head. Fits perfect. I had to hand sew a little around the overlapping shoulder area as it was a little too big. She looks groovy baby! Now that I have my first piece under my belt it is time to plan out how I am going to manage my time every day as this took me ages as I am new to it. Hopefully I will get faster and I will have to create some simpler pieces. I'd like to give shoes a go. I was thinking of jandals or sandals for this out fit. Maybe the challenge for tomorrow? You 'll have to wait and see. My sewing machine is a dream. LOVED working with it today. Honestly my machine did most of the work. I just sat there and watched a black t shirt pop out the other end. I am proud to say the material came from an old singlet of mine. I am hoping to never have to buy material. Lots of old clothes are going to be reinvented during to duration of this project.