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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Dusting Cap

I have been working on a Tshirt Refashion, merging three shirts into one, and thought that I might be able to actually blog about the finished product tonight. I was wrong. I ran into a problem with the bottom hem, got a bit frustrated and just wanted to put it aside for a bit. So, I was in need of a bit of instant sewing gratification. Hence, the Dusting Cap.

I bought this awesome book - The Pictorial Guide to Modern Home Dressmaking - from a market stall in Woodend, Vic. The book unfortunately doesn't have a publication date but looks to be from the 1950s. It has a fully comprehensive guide to pattern making, in classic styles that are still relevant today, but I'm yet to attempt anything from it. This little section with instructions for making a Dusting Cap caught my eye on the first flick through, and I knew it would satisfy my need to make something cute and quick.

And here is the finished product...

Hey look! It's Minnie Mouse!

Ok, I'm off to do some dusting (yeah, right).

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