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In the wardrobe / Re: RTW trouser alterations
« on: January 23, 2022, 08:47:15 AM »
Yep scooping out is what I would try first, I've done that on trousers with hungry bums and it worked  :thumb: although it always feels counterintuitive  :[

I have also altered that type of trouser, my walking ones, and yes they're a pain to unpick  but usually look ok in the end

If the back door is now closed I can’t see the need for any of the changes suggested here  :thinking:

Weird things going on with the photos but here’s the last one   [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]  

Made two stockings this afternoon to hang one each side of the fireplace I’ve decided also to make some small stocking bunting to hang between them but that’s for another day

For some reason the photos have come up opposite to the description????
Cut out outers and liners sewed together and placed lining inside with seams together so no seams inside   [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]  
Next cut out cuff long enough to fold in half and attached to the inside catching all seams and overlocked it    [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]  

I’d also inserted a ribbon to hang it between the stocking and the cuff
Folded the cuff down and gave it a press   [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]  

Then made another one

Current Projects / Re: Table Runner
« on: November 06, 2021, 16:42:41 PM »
That’s just lovely @Diane

I want one  :boohoo:  :D

Patterns Discussion / Re: Would the pics inspire you?
« on: November 06, 2021, 16:36:36 PM »
It seems that mismatched (especially tartan is all the rage now  :rolleyes:

Bridal / Re: My Wedding Dress
« on: August 18, 2021, 17:15:11 PM »
Simply beautiful

For Sale, Wanted & Free to a good home / Re: Free cutting templates
« on: August 14, 2021, 15:04:19 PM »
You’re welcome  @toileandtrouble pm me your address and I’ll pop them in the post  :D

For Sale, Wanted & Free to a good home / Free cutting templates
« on: August 14, 2021, 11:40:33 AM »
Does anyone want these? I think they were free with magazines or something
I won’t use them so happy to give away no need for postage payment they’re light enough for a fist class stamp think I can stretch to that  :D

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A Good Yarn / Re: My crochet project
« on: August 13, 2021, 09:48:12 AM »
Jessie I did something similar when my great niece was due it was a carry cot size and although that was 10 years ago the idea came to me again the problem is I don’t know anyone with a little one at the moment so a bigger useful one was in order  0_0

A Good Yarn / Re: My crochet project
« on: August 13, 2021, 07:38:03 AM »
Same here Esme, it's kept my interest all the way through  :thumbsup:

A Good Yarn / My crochet project
« on: August 12, 2021, 15:37:24 PM »
I have made half a double bed size throw and am a good way through the second half (about 70 rows to do.
Stitches used are: double crochet, treble stitch, griddle stitch, v stitch, bobble stitch, granny stripe, berry stitch, half treble, shell stitch, wide treble, and puff stitch.
The plan is then to crochet stitch them together changing colours to match, then there will be a 10 round border to include half treble, double crochet, trebles, granny stripe and bobble stitch

The first half took six weeks of evening crochet whilst half watching tele, the second half got started on holiday in July and is about two thirds done I think the huge area for the ten rounds of border will take as long too

I wanted a) to use up some wool, b) to try lots of different stitches and c) make something useful although I doubt if we’ll use it on our bed - too warm - but it might sit on the spare bed, or my niece might want it when she sees it as she loves this kind of thing

I’ve enjoyed every minute of this project so far and have seen a lot of improvement in my crochet along the way I think I’ll miss it when it’s finished!

Disappointingly the photo doesn’t do justice to the brightness of the colours but you can get the gist

House Beautiful / Re: Small upholstery project
« on: August 06, 2021, 19:49:52 PM »
Bumping this because I’m curious to know if you found a solution @b15erk ?

One thought I had was to ask if you cut a straight piece of fabric right length and width etc for the back? I would have taken a large piece of fabric (bigger than the area to be covered)attached it temporarily in all the right places then if happy cut to size and attach properly

It might look as if a straight piece of fabric will cover it but I think it would be more of a crescent shape with straight sides if that makes any sense? Don’t know how else to describe it??? But I would start with a large rectangle piece personally and fit it according to the shape of the back area which would be crescent shape IMO

Hope you managed to get some more fabric xx

Sewing Spaces and Furniture / Re: seeking advice/opinions
« on: July 21, 2021, 15:04:57 PM »
I have a daylight lamp on my sewing desk which I must say is wonderful so light not really a problem it’s more about using the space better a bigger desk etc and like @fajita i like the idea of spyingwatching the happenings in the garden and beyond

I think I saw someone mention once about light from the window made it difficult to see properly I also wonder about light damage to the casing of the machine although I cover it when not in use

Sewing Spaces and Furniture / seeking advice/opinions
« on: July 21, 2021, 14:08:47 PM »
from all you amazing folk

My sewing room has a door and window close together. I sew in the corner opposite to both. I would like to sew nearer the window, and buy a L-shaped desk so that I can have sewing machine on one part and my overlocker on the other (I get fed up of moving one to pull forward the other)
Anyhoo, DH has offered to get a man in to change the wall so that the door is on the opposite end (this is how the room opposite my sewing room is laid out, not sure why this one isn't) my question is:

What is your experience of sewing near/in front of windows, does the light have an impact? The room gets shade in the morning and sun in the afternoon and evening.

I like the idea of looking out at the garden and beyond, but am I just being a misty eyed romantic when the reality is that it will be too bright/dark/hot/cold etc...Thought I would ask before getting a man in and spending some dosh on the wall alterations.


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