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In the wardrobe / Re: Arm coverups
« on: November 17, 2017, 11:50:54 AM »
I've seen this free pattern? Is it of any use?

https://www.fitzpatterns.com/products/0412-katia-shrug-sewing-pattern

That's was the kind of thing I was thinking off.  Perhaps lower the back neckline a bit and of course extend the fronts so they can be joined together.

I imagine that it would need to be tweaked each time depending on the stretch of the fabric used.

But what a clever idea.

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In the wardrobe / Re: Arm coverups
« on: November 17, 2017, 00:55:39 AM »
Hiw about adapting a shrug pattern.   I am sure I've made one that would work.  I will dig out the pattern number in the morning.

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In the wardrobe / Re: Tartan/check coat, Vogue 8933 or Butterick 6497...
« on: November 06, 2017, 21:51:48 PM »
I think it is beautiful and there is absolutely nothing to concern yourself about the side seams.

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In the wardrobe / Butterwick 5951 ufo complete
« on: November 04, 2017, 17:07:14 PM »
This one really needs a.lot body in it to show it off.

End of roll silk fabric  bought 18 monthe ago  black baclkground with pink and turquoise in the slub.  Cut out almost immediately.  Need to finish it because the fabric cost £25 and I had the belt made too.

I completely messed up the back and collar and somehow managed to put the zip in the wrong place. Gave up about 17 months ago.

Took the zip out and put it in the right place which meant I wasn't strangling myself and could move my arms.

Am pleased with this one (so will get a proper photo) but again not sure when I will wear it as it's  a bit smart for work but a bit formal on style for a party frock.

But it's done!

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In the wardrobe / 3 year ufo finished chanel style jacket and linton tweed
« on: November 04, 2017, 11:33:35 AM »
It's done.   Other well-done by any means but wearable.

Based on vogue 8075 and using linton tweed on ivory with silver thread - not the yellow phone wants to picture it in

 I have no idea what possessed me to think this was a good idea or why I thought I wanted an ivory jacket.   I have no idea when I am going to wear it and I certainly won't be wearing it often as it's going to pick up every piece of dirt and I  not convinced that I have done enough to stop it fraying inside.

Bit it's Done.

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Current Projects / Re: Silk Ties
« on: October 23, 2017, 14:48:00 PM »
Years ago m made a patchwork cushion out of charity shop Ties, using the wrong side of some of them to get a bit of texture.

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Fun with Fabric / Re: Quilting Cotton to Make a Dress?
« on: July 31, 2017, 10:50:23 AM »
I have successfully made a dress out of quilting/patchwork cotton, but it was quite a structured skirt and bodice.

I would pre-wash the fabric thoroughly first though as it has quite a high rate of shrinkage.

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Sewalongs and Competitions / Re: Official Stash Sewalong Competition
« on: March 19, 2017, 21:43:54 PM »
Picture of the sleeve.  This is quite a flared sleeve uses a little of fabric for a quite short sleeve.

And here making it look like i am a demon machinist is the neckline.

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Sewalongs and Competitions / Re: Official Stash Sewalong Competition
« on: March 19, 2017, 21:33:36 PM »
Picture of the sleeve.  This is quite a flared sleeve uses a little of fabric for a quite short sleeve.

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Sewalongs and Competitions / Re: Official Stash Sewalong Competition
« on: March 18, 2017, 20:01:37 PM »
These are the pattern pieces for my top. As it's only got one facing it is simple to sew.  The self facing of the cowl neck is attached to the back facing at the shoulders.

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In the wardrobe / Re: Dress for Little Lady
« on: March 18, 2017, 19:28:04 PM »
She is a lucky little lady.

Be careful  - she will be putting in orders for outfits with her own choice of embroidery on them!

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Your Favourite Suppliers / Re: Goldhawk Road
« on: March 17, 2017, 15:02:51 PM »
There was quite a queue for the logo store on Saturday afternoon so might want to get there early.

Dare I point out that the lego store to Berwick  Street is only a short walk  - worth visiting for a brief drool.

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Sewalongs and Competitions / Re: Sewalong suggestions and ideas?
« on: March 14, 2017, 23:20:00 PM »
My most precious piece of fabric is good but I think even longer than six weeks would be needed.

I can't see me joining in with a sew the same thing comp as I don't have time to sew what I want to do as it is.

How about finishing your unfinished objects.

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Sewalongs and Competitions / Re: Official Stash Sewalong Competition
« on: March 14, 2017, 23:15:03 PM »
And is one of the seams.  Can't think of anything else to show you.  Pictures of large bits of  black fabric will get a bit  boring.

Earlier I thought I might have produced the first  wadder of the competition.  However has persevered and think I will end up with jus to a skirt that is shorter than I wanted that has too gathering the the waist.

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Sewalongs and Competitions / Re: Official Stash Sewalong Competition
« on: March 13, 2017, 22:42:50 PM »
Used ... 1.5m. 

Black crinkle silk  bought from Truro Fabrics two years ago with the intention of using it as a first version of a bridesmaids dress before I made myself the final version.

Lining from same source and time.  Have thread and interfacing in the stash.

Have cut for a below knee length quite full skirt with a elasticated waist which I hope to get finished before going on holiday next week.

And is one of the seams.  Can't think of anything else to show you.  Pictures of large bits of  black fabric will get a bit  boring.

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