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@Stitches  , that is beautiful!  Lovely colours!  <3

Jessie

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What lies beneath... / Re: Sports bra toile
« on: August 12, 2022, 10:12:19 AM »
That looks a very comfortable bra - I like those straps @BrendaP .  I  keep threatening to re-visit bra making ...

Jessie

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In the wardrobe / Re: Pattern Emporium Songbird Jacket
« on: August 10, 2022, 21:24:47 PM »
@Vezelay that looks much better with your alteration! Your fabric is lovely!  <3

Jessie

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Access All Accessories / Re: TSP's 2022 Bag Sew Along
« on: August 04, 2022, 07:48:03 AM »
@Sheilago , only the purple one is made by me, so I'm delighted you like it!  The gold one, is the one I used as a pattern.  I bought it some years ago, and it is looking shabby, so I have tried to copy it.  The purple faux suede fabric came with a bag of furnishing fabric which a friend of DD had given me.

Next up is another faux suede, but this one isn't so soft, and may be harder on my hands.

Jessie

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Access All Accessories / Re: TSP's 2022 Bag Sew Along
« on: August 03, 2022, 14:19:37 PM »
Well, after all the shenanigans, it's done.  A couple of errors though, I forgot to topstitch the zip on the second bag, I can live with it, just need to make sure the zip doesn't snag.  Then the strap holder had come away.  What a tussle!  And I couldn't  stitch it at all, so I put a rivet through it - but, I've just realised I've put it in on the wrong side... :rolleyes:

I've learned a lot with this construction, and a lot of the problems I had were caused by bulk.  So, I need to figure that out on the next one.  I love the magnetic snap in the middle pocket - it makes it more useful.

On to number 2 now...

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Jessie

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Access All Accessories / Re: TSP's 2022 Bag Sew Along
« on: August 03, 2022, 12:38:30 PM »
Almost finished, and just getting ready to sew up the gap in the lining, and I thought I would try the wrist strap.  As I went to hool it on, I noticed that the stitching had come apart...

Now I have to figure out the easiest way to get access to it - without taking the whole thing apart!

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Jessie

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What lies beneath... / Re: Bra Shapes
« on: August 03, 2022, 09:09:15 AM »
I wear what used to be called a 'minimiser' bra, as I'm quite well endowed  :rolleyes: .  This is underwired two main bra pieces, but an extra piece at the side which helps everything stay well forward.

I'll try to post a pic later...

Jessie

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 :boohoo: I have recently cut up a couple of old Duvet Covers for toiles, so I guess I'll have to look for SM bargains, or make a trip to the charity shop...  :thinking: :thinking:

Jessie

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Access All Accessories / Re: TSP's 2022 Bag Sew Along
« on: August 03, 2022, 08:58:41 AM »
Well, progress was made yesterday.  The fabric is hard to work with, and hurts my hands, it also makes for hard work for the sewing machine going through so many layers.  I had to unpick the strap last night, as the four folds would have made it impossible to get the machine through.  I'm using the Singer 611g as I don't think the Pfaff would cope.  I may have been better getting the 66k out, but that's a bit of a faff.

I'm really pleased with how this is looking, and I've even managed to put a magnetic snap between the two main bags - even the 'bought' bag hasn't got one of those!  I  forgot the bag loop though, and that meant a fair bit of unpicking... :rolleyes:

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Jessie

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Access All Accessories / Re: TSP's 2022 Bag Sew Along
« on: August 02, 2022, 12:57:36 PM »
Six zips prepped - not easy when you are ham fisted.  Zip tabs pressed and ready to go on, and two wrist straps ready for the machine.

I'm taking it slowly, as I have no instructions, just a hastily assembled toile.  I think it may be hard on my hands, as both bags are faux suede.

Jessie

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Access All Accessories / Re: TSP's 2022 Bag Sew Along
« on: August 02, 2022, 09:53:16 AM »
My zips have arrived! :thumb:  So, I can proceed with my bag!  :thumb:

First though, I have to assemble the zips - 6 of them... :faints:  I think I've done it before, but I'll need Youtube to jog my memory...

The purple isn't a good match, but it will have to do, as it was the only one I could find.

See you later - with contstructed zips hopefully!

Jessie

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A Good Yarn / Re: Nordic knitting
« on: August 01, 2022, 12:27:41 PM »
This is a very naughty thread...  I hadn't visited Arne and Carlos for a long time, so I dropped in to see what patterns they had.  I do wish I hadn't, there are some lovely patterns there, and a special 'Knit for Ukraine' one which is lovely.

Knit for Ukraine

Unfortunately, I have difficulty knitting with just one colour, so I'll have to be content to look and admire...

Jessie

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I love all three of these @Ouryve .  Three completely different tops, which are all beautiful.  <3

Jessie

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A Good Yarn / Re: Nordic knitting
« on: August 01, 2022, 11:50:58 AM »
I love top down knitting, although I'm not proficient, I love to try different techniques.  I recently  (last four years) discoveered a new (to me) technique where you start off with half the amount of stitches knit a few rows, and then pick up from the cast off row.  It makes for a lovely stretchy, but not baggy neck, but I cannot for the life of me think what it's called.  I do it with a starter - to save stretching the knitting.

I do wish I could remember the techinical words for the things I'm describing.

If you look at Arne and Carlos (YouTube I think), they do lovely Nordic stuff.

Jessie

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@Ouryve , I did put the spaces in - promise!  It shows only on the one post though.  I'm afraid I don't know how to change it on the whole thread... :rolleyes:  Maybe a kind Mod will stroll along...

Jessie

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