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In the wardrobe / Long cream linen skirt
« on: November 04, 2021, 07:28:27 AM »
Before I went into hospital for my hip op I cut out my favourite  8 panelled skirt in natural coloured linen  mix, the skirt is sewn but the lining is still pinned together, I'll see if I can sit long enough to sew the French seams on the lining, I am really missing my sewing  :(   a sign of recovery maybe.

In the wardrobe / Fitted dress McCall's 7714
« on: September 05, 2021, 09:19:59 AM »
I've cut out this fitted dress in Saxe blue ponte roma with long sleeves and maybe attaching a lace collar.  [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]  
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Patchwork & Quilting ... Welcome to the Darkside / Wadding/batting
« on: August 29, 2021, 11:26:41 AM »
I need help with choice of batting for the sewing machine mat I am thinking of making. What sort should I use and how thick is it? I've had a look on Minerva but the majority seem to be sold in bed or cot sizes. Can I buy it by the metre? Or should I just cut up on old blanket?  :S

In the wardrobe / Grey wool skirt Simplicity K8128
« on: August 23, 2021, 17:39:02 PM »
I've cut out this circular skirt with a yoke and have a suitable zip, we got some light grey thread from Franklins on the way back from my blood test appointment today. It will need lining so I've ordered some from Minerva, cheaper and more choice than locally. So it is all ready for me to start sometime.

In the wardrobe / Winter dress Vogue V9202
« on: August 05, 2021, 13:02:40 PM »
Just received this paisley jacquard ponte for a full skirted dress using Vogue 9202 view B  but with long sleeves. I'll make it a bit longer too.
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In the wardrobe / Skirt with unpressed pleats
« on: July 21, 2021, 07:12:55 AM »
I cut out this skirt from McCall's 7714 dress pattern    [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]  I am making it with this cotton lawn  [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]  
It is a lovely light and soft silk-like cotton  just right for soft pleats. There are a lot of tailor tacks to mark all the pleats but this is the third time I have made the skirt so I'll sit quietly sometime and do them.

Sewing Machines / Janome 230DC
« on: July 19, 2021, 10:20:57 AM »
When I collect my replacement foot pedal from Franklins this week I am going to look at the Janome 230DC. It is a small step up from my Alfa and computerised which will be new to me. Has anybody had one or is using one now? I would appreciate your comments, thank you in advance.

In the wardrobe / Purple jersey trousers
« on: July 10, 2021, 15:55:32 PM »
Cut these out today with a little help from my friend. I got him to do most of the pinning and bending over the table and I managed the cutting out. Now to find suitable thread and a zip.
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Fun with Fabric / Stretch purple fabric for trousers
« on: July 05, 2021, 12:48:09 PM »
I've found a photo of the purple ponte.
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In the wardrobe / Another easy nightshirt
« on: July 01, 2021, 16:13:32 PM »
Cut out the cotton jersey with the cats on to make a nightshirt, an easy make using McCall's 6886 view B. Just a very long T-shirt really with long sleeves and very cosy for  the cooler nights.

Your Favourite Suppliers / Norwich Market
« on: July 01, 2021, 12:13:08 PM »
Talking about buying fabric on your Hi! thread @Bumblebuncher  do you know if the old chap still has the fabric stall in Norwich Market? It has been a while since I have been to the market.

Tech Know How / Attachment problem
« on: June 25, 2021, 13:32:03 PM »
I have just added an attachment to my post in Fun with Fabric but it doesn't look the same in the text of the post. There is no thumbnail photo and you can't view the photo only download it. Has something changed or have I made a mistake somehow. Help!

Fun with Fabric / Grey wool fabric for skirt
« on: June 25, 2021, 13:21:53 PM »
I have ordered this wool suiting to make a circular skirt for colder days.

This is described as lightweight wool that looks like linen but doesn't crease. The grey colour will go with all different coloured sweaters so should be a useful addition to my now thinned out wardrobe.
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Ta da! I've done it.

In the wardrobe / Poppy skirt Simplicity 8128
« on: June 17, 2021, 15:01:06 PM »
I have cut out the pieces for this skirt at last  :) it took ages to clear the dining table and pull out the extra leaves. I sweated a bit wrestling with 3.5 metres of fabric. Now I've got to put the table back and return the fruit bowl and vase of flowers to their normal positions. The pinning and tacking I can do sitting on the sofa but not today. Another little hurdle overcome.

Fun with Fabric / Poppies
« on: April 20, 2021, 11:19:33 AM »
This arrived arrived today, 3.5 metres for another  circular skirt sometime.
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The flowers are about 10cms (4") across.

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