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ukros

Hello there!
« on: November 29, 2023, 19:06:54 PM »
Hello everyone,

I just arrived today. My mum was (sadly she can't see well enough now) an awesome dressmaker and I don't really aspire to her levels. I have a sewing machine and an overlocker. I sew intermittently and sometimes badly!

I often find my fabrics in charity shops and sometimes scavenge clothes there for upcycling too.

My current project is refashioning a cashmere blend knitted tunic into a shorter cardigan.
It's not entirely straightforward, because there was a line of pearl buttons knitted in down the centre back, which I've removed. I also wanted to retain the bottom rib and the knitted in pockets, so I've cut the top off, removed the sleeves to reattach later and drafted a new neckline. After I've bound the neckline (using the strip I've cut off from the top) I'll be binding the centre fronts following the instructions at the Cucicucicoo blog (which I've used before)

Bumblebuncher

Re: Hello there!
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2023, 19:23:20 PM »
Hello and welcome :D
Nothing wrong with intermittent and sometimes (in my case mostly) bad sewing, I have been doing it for years  :laughing:
No doubt you will pick up all the good habits of the brilliant people here and I will continue sitting in my bad sewing corner wondering how everyone but me gets better at it  :D
As it neared the top of the grade, it went more slowly. However, it still kept saying, "I—think—I—can, I—think—I—can." It reached the top by drawing on bravery and then went on down the grade, congratulating itself by saying, "I thought I could,  I thought I could."

Ouryve

Re: Hello there!
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2023, 19:36:33 PM »
Welcome @ukros


I shall initiate the mandatory clamour for  :pics:
Janome M50QDC - "Jane" - Small, cute and hard working. Pfaff Quilt Ambition 630 - "Pfanny" - Pfickle. Bernina L450 - "Bernie" - Very hungry. Bernina 830 Record - "Becky"

Hideout Hen

Re: Hello there!
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2023, 19:38:06 PM »
Hello @ukros
I used to refashion stuff from charity shops. It's a great way to get into sewing and improve.
Good luck with your cashmere makeover.  :)
In my dreams I'm still sewing....and also in my nightmares.

Lachica

Re: Hello there!
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2023, 19:39:48 PM »
Hello & welcome! That sounds like a great project, looking forward to pix!
Mary
2020 stash: not gonna count, not gonna feel guilty.

Bodgeitandscarper

Re: Hello there!
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2023, 19:41:43 PM »
Hello and welcome from me too. 

realale

Re: Hello there!
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2023, 19:51:58 PM »
Hello and welcome from me too.
Looking forward to getting to know you.
So many beers, so little time.

Silver Rose

Re: Hello there!
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2023, 19:58:25 PM »
Hello and welcome @ukros
Still learning

charley

Re: Hello there!
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2023, 20:41:41 PM »
Hello @ukros and a warm welcome from me too.

Ohsewsimple

Re: Hello there!
« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2023, 22:16:19 PM »
Welcome to TSP.  Recycling and repurposing is a great idea.

SewRuthieSews

Re: Hello there!
« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2023, 22:30:02 PM »
welcome @ukros enjoy sharing your makes, we love to see them.

Cheers Ruthie

Greybird

Re: Hello there!
« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2023, 22:57:07 PM »
Hello and welcome!

Cazlyn

Re: Hello there!
« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2023, 07:11:26 AM »
Hi welcome to TSP x
Crafting is my happy place

Helen M

Re: Hello there!
« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2023, 20:29:13 PM »
Hello and welcome @ukros!
Stash Busting 2024 - Goal: 25 metres
So far:  1.5 metres  ------ Donated : 0 metres
Items decluttered: 41

Nevis5

Re: Hello there!
« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2023, 08:16:03 AM »
Hello, @ukros   and welcome from me, too  :VV:  the cashmere sounds lovely x