Nirvana on Fire: Expanded Edition

100 + dresses

A project in Caloundra, AU by Eliza Leahy

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Doing our bit to help dress children around the world
Backers: 30
Average Pledge Per Backer: $23

Funded: $696 of $200
Dates: Jun 18th -> Jul 30th (43 days)
Project By: Eliza Leahy
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Latest News

Hope Project - Burma

July 29th - via:
Although the plan was to send all the dresses out at once, they have put in a plea for dresses for the "Hope Project - Burma" project.  So all the dresses with sleeves as well as all shorts and t-shirts will be sent out at the end of this week. Now... (Read More)

Down to hours now!

July 28th - via:
Less then 2 days to the end of the Kickstarter project!  After that I have another month to send the clothing - they will go in the middle of September sometime. #65  Zoe Farris picked and purchased the zigzaggy material in the next dress.  Made... (Read More)

Dresses 63 and 64

July 25th - via:
#64 #63  (Read More)

AS a "Thank you"...

July 23rd - via:
I've decided to put everyone's name who has donated on a piece of clothing - a card pinned to a dress saying "This dress was made possible by the generous donation of (insert name here)." What do you think?  :) Eliza (sewing shorts)  (Read More)

Early morning update

July 21st - via:
Warmer weather already!  Maybe it will get cold again in August when the winds blow! Warmer weather = me getting up and active early!  It's only 10 and all the animals are fed, the car is unpacked from yesterday, I finished off two little dresses... (Read More)

only 10 more days!

July 20th - via:
Thank you everyone for your donation and for spreading the word.  There are only 10 days left, so please remind all your friends to donate!  I appreciate your help in getting the message out.  :) Brisbane all day today (dr appointment) so no time... (Read More)


July 15th - via:
I made 4 t-shirts today.  I find the smaller ones (size 5) to be very fiddily and actually take a long time.  I cut a pattern for 12 - 14 year olds and made one that size (multicoloured with bats!  photo later) and it was actually easier to make.... (Read More)

Ah, busy day!

July 14th - via:
5 dresses and a biopsy!  Don't suppose the biopsy counts, it doesn't have stitches! (a bit of surgical humour there). Was nice to get back to sewing, especially dresses.  I hadn't realised that shorts were so boring!  Up to number 57 in dresses... (Read More)

Top page!

July 12th - via:
We are on the first page of Kickstart in Australia!  Not on the first screen, you have to scroll down a few rows, but we have moved up! I think that if we got a sudden influx of new donations that would push us up!  So if you can suggest to your... (Read More)


July 9th - via:
I'm probably only suppose to post possitive updates.  But I feel I must be totally honest.  So far, I've managed to sew the pockets on FIVE PAIRS OF SHORTS UPSIDE DOWN!!! I mean, one I could understand, but FIVE?   I've spent more time unpicking... (Read More)

The latest

July 4th - via:
I bought some beautiful fabric from a lady - half the price she was asking, the other half was her donation :) Up to 46 dresses!            (Read More)

Post verses courier

July 2nd - via:
Having done some sums I've decided it's probably going to be better to use a courier then Australia Post.  I already have one of those big plastic storage boxes full, and I hope to get a packing box tomorrow so that I can start folding and packing... (Read More)


June 30th - via:
Dress number 40 just completed! #32 - #37   #38   #39   #40    (Read More)

What's this?

June 28th - via:
Half finished dresses  This is a pile of half finished dresses that are coming with me to rehersal this afternoon.  After the first song I'll be able to sew until I'm needed to die on stage in the finalle.  So I did all the overlocking and I'm... (Read More)


June 26th - via:
I have put some links up on my blog for patterns.  So far just links to the "pillow slip" dress.  Over the next few posts I'll put up links to other patterns, and give some tips on sewing them as well. Here is the link to my blog...... (Read More)


June 25th - via:
It's actually cold here, we must be having our one week of Winter!  I have my ugh boots on, and it's hard to sew with them on, and my fingers are cold as well, which makes fidderly things even fidderlier. I made a dress, and have started another,... (Read More)


June 23rd - via:
Yesterday I made two little t-shirts.  They are still something I'm not too familiar with making, so they take a bit of fiddling around.  Hopefully I'll get quicker at them, and then I'll make more sizes. Pink t-shirt   Blue t-shirt  I've ordered... (Read More)

New clothes

June 22nd - via:
Honestly, I didn't mean to sew today!  I was going to take a day off.  But this lovely lady gave me some strong blue cotton that is just under denim weight that would be perfect for shorts, so I had to make some.  These two pair are for bigger... (Read More)


June 21st - via:
Thank you to my new backers!  We are almost half way there! Yesterday I ironed the calico that I had dyed, found some pretty contrasting material strips and made a few bags as a test.  I used grossgrain ribbon on a couple as handles, and made a... (Read More)

More pink!

June 20th - via:
I like to make dresses in batches - using as much as the same fabric as I can.  This way I get as many dresses in different sizes out of the same piece of fabric and I don't have to change cotton on my machines. Today was "pink". Pink and patterned... (Read More)

Some of the dresses...

June 19th - via:
Thank you to all my backers!  I'm over 1/4 of the way already thanks to your generousity!  Please let your friends know, every cent helps! Here are two of the dresses.  The styles are designed so that they don't need buttons or zippers to close. ... (Read More)

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