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Today... One thread per day / Tuesday 13th October
« on: October 13, 2020, 08:07:19 AM »
Morning all, dark and damp here again and rain forecast for later. I have an osteopath appointment at lunchtime but not much else planned. I will tack the cowl collar onto my dress and see how it looks.
Have a good day.

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Today... One thread per day / Sunday 11th October
« on: October 11, 2020, 08:28:01 AM »
Good morning, another sunny start to the day, hopefully no rain today, yesterday it chucked it down just after our short walk.
Not sure what I'll be doing today, I've got the lazy bug. We saw 2 small herds of fallow deer yesterday, one with a big stag who was guarding his ladies, 'tis the rutting season for them. Enjoy your Sunday.

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In the wardrobe / Plum coloured trousers
« on: June 22, 2020, 09:40:02 AM »
I've started to cut out these trousers using McCall's 6901,  the fabric is a plum/maroon smooth, tightly woven cotton with a little stretch. I do away with the fly front and and put a zip in the centre back, I am using a contrast in a lighter weight cotton for the waist facings and the pocket. I haven't been able to cut out the legs yet, I've only done the small pieces. The sciatica of yesterday is OK (so far) today so I'll try to do some more today - how I hate this slow progress :(  but I have to do what I can when I can.
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In the wardrobe / Skirt with poppy fabric
« on: May 31, 2020, 10:22:39 AM »
I have cut out and tacked an eight panelled skirt using a lovely light and floaty lawn with a poppy print. An easy project after two pleated ones :) . Might do some sewing later but I am feeling rather lazy today.

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In the wardrobe / Pleated skirt
« on: May 18, 2020, 11:15:15 AM »
I've just cut out a skirt using the dress pattern McCalls 7714, I am making  it longer - about mid calf. I am having a rest before I start on 28 tailor tacks for the pleats. I am using the teal cotton lawn with the small floral pattern.

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Fun with Fabric / Latest online shop
« on: May 17, 2020, 10:18:04 AM »
These lovely fabrics arrived yesterday, with the poppies fabric I intend to make a long 8 panelled skirt, the dark blue will probably be a fit a nd flare dress  and the teal small floral a pleated skirt, I'll use the skirt pattern from the last dress I made.
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In the wardrobe / McCalls 7714 view B dress
« on: April 02, 2020, 16:40:38 PM »
Today I cut this dress out from the pretty Pamplona floral cotton lawn, it took some time but I am back in the sewing world :)  [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]  
This version has a full skirt with unpressed pleats so lots of marking (tailor tacks)  to be done. I ached for a while afterwards but felt better after filling up with couscous and lots of vegetables. Just had a little snooze. More sewing tomorrow I hope.

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Fun with Fabric / New fabric for a summer skirt/dress
« on: March 23, 2020, 09:43:46 AM »
I've just received this pretty cotton lawn from Croftmill
  [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]  I'll probably make a long skirt out of it as it is very light and airy, just perfect for a hot summer day and lots of colours in the pattern so easy to pick a t-shirt to go with it.

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In the wardrobe / Nightshirts
« on: March 23, 2020, 09:37:58 AM »
I'm sewing the second one now, both are made using M6886, the longest length with long sleeves, very simple but ideal when sewn with a cotton jersey, really cosy to snuggle up in bed.
These are the 2 fabrics, the grey/blue llamas one is brushed cotton so I've made it a lot larger to allow for wriggle room, the pink is cotton jersey and is very soft and warm even though it is quite thin.
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In the wardrobe / Purple wool cape
« on: January 20, 2020, 15:27:24 PM »
I managed to get the cape cut out earlier, it took ages as I had to keep stopping to stretch my back. I'll see how I am tomorrow and do some more.

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Patterns Discussion / Cape New Look 6535
« on: November 25, 2019, 10:37:19 AM »
As mentioned in my Today post I'm thinking about making this cape  View C and I wondered if anyone has made it. There are only 2 reviews on Pattern Review. I had a cape which I bought whilst holidaying in North Wales eons ago and to be honest they are not the easiest things to wear, I remember particularly how awkward the cape was when I was driving, but I don't drive now and I mostly walk and use public transportso I should feel more comfortable. I think I will make it in a wool or wool mix - perhaps I had better start looking ;)

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In the wardrobe / Sage green tweed long skirt
« on: November 04, 2019, 15:45:45 PM »
I've just cut out the 8 panels for the long skirt, I'll have get some lining for it locally. The fabric is a lovely soft wool so it should be warm and cosy. Anglian Fashion Fabrics had 20% off wool fabrics last week when I bought it :)

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In the wardrobe / Waistcoat
« on: October 08, 2019, 14:38:57 PM »
After I had sorted out my fabric boxes I found I have enough of the blue wool mix fabric left over from the trousers to make 2/3 of a waistcoat, the 2 fronts and 2 side backs, the centre back I have cut from the leftover houndstooth check tweed from the last pair of trousers I made. After a further rummage I found I haven't enough of any type of lining so next time I go to town I'll buy a metre or so to finish it. I am using this really easy pattern View C.
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In the wardrobe / Blue wool mix trousers
« on: September 23, 2019, 09:40:24 AM »
I bought some navy blue suiting weight wool mix fabric a few weeks ago when I was in Woodbridge.I wasn't convinced it was pure wool as per the label in the shop so I did a burn test and I reckon it has some polyester in it but it has a warm feel. Anyway I managed to cut out last Friday and am slowly working on it, mostly standing up because my back is still sore and tight so haven't sat at the sewing machine yet. It is the same pattern (M6901) as the last pair I made which I am pleased with.

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In the wardrobe / Pink Ponte dress M7714
« on: August 18, 2019, 08:11:35 AM »
I've made a start with this dress, I cut it out on Friday and lengthened the sleeves as I prefer long sleeves in the winter. Yesterday I did the tailor tacks and pinned the bodice parts ready to sew but I haven't the right shade of pink in my box of threads so when I go to town tomorrow for an eye test I'll get it from Franklins.

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