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Snoozi Soozi's second entry

These are the Kathryn Brenne V9114 pattern, another old favourite, the comfiest pair of trews pattern I have.

Once again, it was the duvet cover purchased in the charity shop, so I'm v chuffed to have made a complete outfit for a little over £6.

I did need to shorten the crotch seam but apart from that, no other changes. They're a good length and a good fit all-round. There isn't much gathering on the waist so very little bulk.

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Snoozi Soozi's first entry

I made an old favourite, the first one in quite a while : the Marcy Tilton V9112.

The fabric is a duvet cover I found on one of my charity shop hauls, brand new still in it's packaging, for all of £6  :) For a guess it's a polycotton, it's only lightweight.

The pattern was made up as per the instructions except I didn't interface the collar, I have a severe aversion to the stuff. I added a couple of buttons to the collar, it's my slight obsession, love a pretty button.

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Technical Help / Re: Collars and waistbands
« on: May 24, 2020, 08:50:56 AM »
In future, binding the edge will be one method I'll use.

That's if I remember before stitching it in  :facepalm:

Technical Help / Re: Collars and waistbands
« on: May 23, 2020, 18:39:23 PM »
@Efemera yes, I might need to do that this time. Next time, however, I will put my canny little plan into place  :P

Technical Help / Collars and waistbands
« on: May 23, 2020, 15:56:42 PM »
This happens every time I turn over a collar or a waistband but for some unknown to me reason I have such a short memory that I go blindly into it on each garment.

I'm making a shirt with a grand-dad collar, so requires stitching two identical collar pieces together, pressing a fold on the outer edge of the outer collar, stitching the inner collar onto the shirt and turning over to the right side.

So, now I have to stitch in the ditch on the outside and hope to God and all that is holy that the pressed edge is sufficient to cover the raw edges. It isn't. It never is  :faints:

Who can give me a top tip on overcoming this as, like I said, it happens every time....

I have a couple of ideas but these involve starting from scratch and cutting out new pieces. Hoping to avoid that

In the wardrobe / Re: Help needed
« on: May 22, 2020, 13:58:52 PM »
@UttaRetch the Cora does have a pleat in the back too. The patterns are almost identical

Sorry, ignore that, just realised what you meant   :facepalm:

In the wardrobe / Re: Help needed
« on: May 22, 2020, 07:43:41 AM »
@Penabby unfortunately it is perhaps not the best pattern to start with. Not that you knew that when you started  :facepalm:

I have an abundance of patterns that I'll never make up - sent with a magazine - if you want I'll be happy to have a sort through them to find you a good straightforward garment and send on to you, just a couple of quid to cover postage. Let me know  :hug:

Patterns Discussion / Re: Simplicity 1080 - yes or no?
« on: May 21, 2020, 20:54:53 PM »
@sewingj I wouldn't say big exactly, the way the ties are stitched in means that it is a snug fit on the bust. I made it in medium and wished I'd gone bigger. The rest of the dress is a nice A-line shape.

I suggest that you make a toile of the top/bust part in your regular size for sure :P

I made it in one fabric too

In the wardrobe / Re: Help needed
« on: May 21, 2020, 20:42:17 PM »
@Penabby I made this top and the very same step stumped me too. So much so that I ended up calling the pattern company to ask their advice.

I can't remember the outcome right now but if you get stuck try giving them a call.

Sorry that doesn't help you  :|

Patterns Discussion / Re: Simplicity 1080 - yes or no?
« on: May 21, 2020, 19:36:01 PM »
It has ties stitched on the sides that go around the back and however tight you tie them is up to you. I've made this dress and it is a flattering shape  :thumbsup:

Fun with Fabric / Re: Aldi
« on: May 21, 2020, 19:33:02 PM »
Be patient Rene, they have only recently started delivering here. Your time will come, my precious  0_0

Fun with Fabric / Re: Has anyone got any ...
« on: May 20, 2020, 10:15:34 AM »
How much do you want? I have some red, green and white. Intended for Christmas decs but I doubt that they'll ever get made......

@KayK you've reminded me of the time a couple of years ago the NDN asked if I could make curtains. Her eldest daughter and husband had just moved into their own house and were struggling to find any they liked.

"Well, they did see some but they were £90 and that's more than they want to pay. "

I politely pointed out that I probably wouldn't be able to make them any cheaper. Inside I was screaming  :facepalm:

Patterns Discussion / Re: Sew me Something Patterns
« on: May 17, 2020, 16:37:11 PM »
Yes, more than other patterns I've tried. For instance, I cut the Portia pattern to size 16 and the trousers fit really well all over  :)

I made the Cressida in size 20 as I wanted roomy and it definitely is

Patterns Discussion / Precious patterns
« on: May 17, 2020, 13:54:15 PM »
Every so often I have a clear-out of my patterns, and either offer them to the one sewist friend I have, offer them up on here or donate to charity. I have quite a few as I receive some with my monthly sewing mag.

Realistically I stick to about 10 patterns that are old faithfulls and cover all garments I need to make. The rest are, quite frankly, a waste of money  :faints:

How many garment patterns do you have that you would save in a fire, and how many could burn, baby burn?  0_0

apologies to anyone who thought this was the name of pattern manufacturer's

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