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Alterations Advice Please / Re: The Mending Thread
« Last post by SewRuthieSews on Today at 10:18:39 »
Number 2

Issue: PJ trousers in bright pink cotton were too long (and I needed some pink for my Rainbow Quilt).

Fix: Chopped a chunk off the bottom of each leg to cut squares for the quilt.
Then quite a while later (yesterday) threaded Queenie up with bright pink, zigzagged round the cut edge and turned up and machine hemmed.
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Technical Help / Re: Vogue V1610 -SB Kimono
« Last post by Bumblebuncher on Today at 10:16:26 »
So beautiful  :loveit:
BB
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Today... One thread per day / Re: Thursday 21st October 2021
« Last post by Lowena on Today at 10:12:54 »
Chilly and wet here :( might get some sewing done but I need to sort out my sewing room first :(
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A Good Yarn / Re: Circular Knitting Needle Question
« Last post by charlotte on Today at 10:12:19 »
Now started a new cardigan that requires a 2mm circular pin, so I bought a Knit pro one after reading suggestions here. It knits beautifully with no snagging, but today I have a sore finger from the very sharp point. I suppose that’s unavoidable with such a small needle. I might have to put a plaster onto protect my finger in future - you can’t win!

I have a leather sashiko thimble which I have to use with certain needles/yarn/gauges. It's the side of the finger on my left hand that gets sore - I think I must use it to help the needle through, but my knitting is too instinctive to slow down and work out what is happening (if I overthink, I can't do it!) so I just use the thimble!
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Alterations Advice Please / The Mending Thread
« Last post by SewRuthieSews on Today at 10:10:14 »
Whilst definitely not in the same league as @Sandra (who does this professionally!) Yesterday I did a load of mending jobs.

These are just the ones I had access to (not the bag of outstanding mending I packed somewhere).

Anywhere here goes with the first one

Issue: Had some aqua PJ trousers with a lovely lace trim (self sewn). I had managed to tear the lace when we were living at the apartment by climbing up a step ladder in my PJs (don't ask) and standing on the hem of one leg with the other foot.
Fix: Threaded Queenie with aqua thread and zig zagged the tear. Its not perfect but they are now back in rotation.

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Technical Help / Re: Vogue V1610 -SB Kimono
« Last post by Elnnina on Today at 10:09:22 »
Beautiful Jessie, and so well made as well.  Hope Lilya enjoys wearing this - such a lovely colour and I believe she has dark hair?
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Today... One thread per day / Re: Thursday's TSP birthday wishes
« Last post by twopence on Today at 10:04:02 »
Happy birthday. Enjoy your day.
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Today... One thread per day / Re: Thursday 21st October 2021
« Last post by MitchOfTheNorth on Today at 10:02:47 »
Well, it's just about 2 am here.  I figured I should stop in and say hi before the storm hits in the morning.  They're forecasting 100 km/h winds with gusts to 120.  The trees across the road will probably break after being damaged in last winter's storm.  I'm predicting no power for a few days.  On the plus side, if all goes right, I'll have a mountain view without the trees hitting the greenhouse or workshop.  We're ready for it - yard is cleaned up, anything light enough to get blown away is put away and the new generator has plenty of fuel.

I've been sewing up a storm - 7 t-shirts for myself and one for each of the girls.
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Today... One thread per day / Re: Thursday's TSP birthday wishes
« Last post by fajita on Today at 10:01:22 »
Happy Birthday @Stitchwitch  :drink: :cake:

((Hugs))
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Technical Help / Re: Vogue V1610 -SB Kimono
« Last post by b15erk on Today at 09:52:58 »
TaDahhh!  Lilya's Kimono is now finished!!

No idea if it will fit, but it looks nice - well I think so.  It was meant as a Christmas present, but they are now going to get their holiday in Turkey - after many setbacks, and I thought this would be nice for her.

I intend to finish DD's gown today, so we can pass them both over when we collect the doggies on Friday.

So, here it is.

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Jessie

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