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2 first times for me today! Dying and sewing prefitteds.

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2 first times for me today! Dying and sewing prefitteds.

Postby CupcakeMummy » Sat Aug 11, 2012 11:12 am

Today will be 2 firsts for me!

I am dying some onesies, prefolds and fitteds (already soaking in orange dye in my bathroom)

And then this afternoon I'll be sewing my first prefitted. :)

Excited!!!
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Re: 2 first times for me today!

Postby CupcakeMummy » Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:07 pm

My orange batch is out and has had a quick rinse and is now having a proper rinse in the machine.

Looks great!!! Especially my kissaluv which was a bit faded and grubby. :)

Green is the next colour and those bits are in the bucket now.

Not as excited as I got "Rainforest Green" which has a bright green parrot on the packet. And it's more of a muted, forest green. Still pretty but not the bright green I was hoping for.

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Re: 2 first times for me today!

Postby Rox » Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:14 pm

I did the same, i bought that green and was disappointed with the colour result, its much darker than i imagined.

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Re: 2 first times for me today!

Postby BingBongBoo » Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:34 pm

Well done! I must get around to dying my prefolds!

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Re: 2 first times for me today!

Postby CupcakeMummy » Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:42 pm

Here are my orange bits. So vibrant. I love them.

Kind of feel maybe the bucket could've taken another prefold or two to get more of my money's worth from the dye.

It's meant to be 250g and these bits were 300g but it's such a big colour that I recon it could take more.

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Re: 2 first times for me today! Dying and sewing prefitteds.

Postby CupcakeMummy » Sat Aug 11, 2012 7:03 pm

My sewing machine broke!!!!!

Really disappointed. :( Will be taking it back tomorrow.

I got as far sewing in my flap up soaker and then the tension went :(

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Re: 2 first times for me today! Dying and sewing prefitteds.

Postby CupcakeMummy » Sun Aug 12, 2012 12:23 pm

Sorted my machine (just) and managed to finish. I need to put the applix on but am waiting for it in the post.

I'm pretty happy for a first attempt.

Here's the outside:

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And the inside. (The soaker ended up too big so I had to cut it down and edge it as it looked like its fray after one wash.)

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Re: 2 first times for me today! Dying and sewing prefitteds.

Postby Bernadette » Sun Aug 12, 2012 6:50 pm

The orange is very bright, but I love the bright baby suit! Your first attempt at a fitted nappy is brilliant, much better than my first attempt. I ended up buying a pattern to get the sizing correct and love making them for Patch now.


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