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@BrendaP those are GREAT

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OK great thanks, currently no idea what I would make it up into. Maybe a cardigan jacket

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I have some tartan fabric with embroidered applique on it, would that be OK?

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I've been making shorts to wear on the random hot days.
I just can't get my head into an Autumn frame at all.

I do have a youinform which is trousers, top and cardigan jacket, so could do that x2 I suppose.
The earlier part of the autumn I'll still be wfh but the temps will be down, so comfortable, warm, presentable would be my criteria.

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Well as you know I just can't resist a wardrobe contest, but I don't currently quite know what I want to sew.

It looks like the earliest I could be back working in the office would be 19th October (I am perfectly able to work form home so that's fine). However some of us are going to be made redundant at some point, so that might be job hunting or home not working.

Plus at the moment its summer and the temps are all over the place. (It got so hot I made and wore some shorts).

And I gained weight from lockdown eating/menopause and really want to do something about that.

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Ah ha, I shall hold off on my storage box covers then, just for a few days.
I think I have worked out how to do it though.

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Sewalongs and Competitions / Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
« on: July 26, 2020, 15:19:17 PM »
SewRuthieSews's Entry

Pink and white variegated twinset
The cardigan is the Style Arc Nina.
I made some changes on my last version which worked well so this time I incorporated them into the tissue.
(Alterations  - dropped the waistline at the back round to the front. by about 1.5" at the back and .5" at the front. The waistline sits in a better place on me now. Also altered the direction of the neckband so its cut with max stretch going along the length, easier to ease and gives  great visual vertical line down the front.)
I used four different sewing machine for this (perhaps overkill!). The main seams are sewn on a standard sewing machine and then overlocked for a clean finish.
The outer edges of the collar/peplum are finished with a rolled hem done on the other overlocker and the sleeve hem is done on the coverstitch.
The Nina takes quite a lot of fabric so there was not a lot left, just enough to squeeze out a little cap sleeve tee. No real pattern used here, it is basically a slightly shaped rectangle with a neckband applied.

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Sewalongs and Competitions / Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
« on: July 25, 2020, 11:54:25 AM »
My pink boilersuit is finished just need to enter it and post the pics  :thumbsup:

Wow pink boilersuit!

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Sewalongs and Competitions / Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
« on: July 24, 2020, 13:46:51 PM »
Yeah looking forward to seeing them all.

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Sewalongs and Competitions / Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
« on: July 23, 2020, 18:16:02 PM »
How are things going with all the pink projects?

After I did my cardigan (and a top from the scaps) I got sidetracked into brown, and the overlocker is just loving the very fine brown overlocker thread so I am loathe to rethread for another pink project! It seems like nonsense doesn't it.

(i think I bought the thread at the roll end shop and it might be ex factory? its labelled Guttermann Skala 200) and is a very fine polyestery thread, I remember it being a pain the first time I used it, like trying to thread wavy hair but tamed with some thread nets its an absolute delight to sew.)

I have some lovely blossom on a pink background fabric I want to make into a knit top but depending on the pattern I choose might want to test in other fabric first.

Or I could go for the pink trousers as I have a pattern for woven trousers I quite like.

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House Beautiful / Re: Covering boxes with fabric (so it looks nice)
« on: July 22, 2020, 15:51:21 PM »
Watched a basket lining tutorial as well, and get the concept of the bag better now.
I've found a remnant of fabric large enough to cover 2 boxes so will give it a try.

The fabric needs to be dense enough to cover the box (pattern, colour, cardboard with writing etc) but not too bulky or the seams in the bottom of the box will be lumpy.

I will share how mine come out

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House Beautiful / Re: Covering boxes with fabric (so it looks nice)
« on: July 22, 2020, 14:47:14 PM »
@wrenkins thanks for that.

I maybe wouldn't quite use their method but removable covers are a really great idea. I think I'd have one piece for the base and another for the sides.
And a version could be used to make basket linings too.



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House Beautiful / Re: Covering boxes with fabric (so it looks nice)
« on: July 22, 2020, 09:51:14 AM »
@wrenkins I can't see any link?

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Sewalongs and Competitions / Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
« on: July 19, 2020, 09:19:50 AM »
I have sewn a cardigan from pink and white variegated knit and a little tee shirt in the same fabric, I will do a photo at some point.
I'm still debating pink trousers, because why not!

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Sewalongs and Competitions / Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
« on: July 15, 2020, 14:53:36 PM »
Oh how lovely @fajita

I am partway done on my entry which is a sewn cardigan. I have cut a simple tee shirt out of the scraps but not sewn that up yet.

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