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In the wardrobe / Aubergine and black ponte dress V9202
« on: October 13, 2018, 11:35:53 AM »
https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipOtPP3o3H4pMGtaFKM0GT02UrtWFykZGCLXCSno
These are the fabrics I bought on my day in Norwich last Wednesday. The pink and grey is for a pencil skirt and another chance to match the checks. Hope to start cutting out tomorrow.

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In the wardrobe / Royal blue ponte dress V9202
« on: August 13, 2018, 07:29:26 AM »
I cut the dress out yesterday, it took ages but I did keep stopping every time my back complained. I compared the bodice pattern pieces with Simplicity 2247 and they are the same size, I have cut a B cup this time as the C cup I chose for S2247 3 years ago is now a bit big on me and using ponte this time will I hope give a bit of stretch.

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Patterns Discussion / Vogue V9202
« on: August 03, 2018, 10:23:53 AM »
This is the first Vogue pattern   I have bought and.. gulp...it cost me £14.75. Has anybody made this?  I was thinking of making View F in a plain colour Ponte. The other pattern I got was McCalls 7122     I like the raglan sleeve as a change but not so keen on the slight flair in the skirt, the photo of the model looks better than the line drawings.

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Access All Accessories / My first bag
« on: July 15, 2018, 07:20:25 AM »
I'm having a change from making clothes so I decided to make a tote or book bag, for a pattern I copied the shape and size from a supermarket bag made of a hessian type material, it has side gussets and a flat bottom-  oops :|. The 2 large sides will be made up of 8 pointed stars, one blue and grey and the other red and grey, it will be lined and have small pockets inside and I've got some polypropylene webbing for the handles. I'm working out how to sew it together as I go along - I like a challenge. This is the blue and grey star.

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In the wardrobe / Striped linen 3/4 length trousers
« on: June 24, 2018, 09:57:37 AM »
I got a bargain last week in Norwich, 1.2 metres of linen - white with mauve, green and pink stripes, the stripes differing in size so I have cut out the trousers and tacked the darts, I didn't have enough fabric for the inside part of the pocket but after having a rummage through my boxes I found some linen of a similar weight in the same shade of mauve so I've cut them out using that. Got a busy week next week out and about so won't be doing much sewing.Pics to follow. I've found a photo, the other is a remnant I was planning to use in my quilting exploration.

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Just been reading about this exhibition which starts on 16th June and runs until November, I love the V&A and will go to see this sometime. I don't know much about her art but  the brightly coloured Mexican clothes and jewellery she wore look amazing. Anybody else thinking of going?

Linky to the exhibition

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In the wardrobe / Summer skirt in 2 different colours
« on: May 31, 2018, 08:58:20 AM »
Cut out the lining for the tweed skirt so then proceeded to cut out the 8 panels, 4 of each cotton print   [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]   I even drew a diagram of the alternating panels then... after it was cut out I realised my mistake, I now have 2 identical 4 panelled pieces (front and back) but joined up there will be the same colours on the side seams. Not a disaster, I'll still have a pretty skirt but not as I originally planned it - or not planned it would be more apt. I should have flipped the 2 side back pieces I think. What a plonker :| Living and learning.

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In the wardrobe / Silk Tweed skirt
« on: May 30, 2018, 09:16:53 AM »
Making progress with this skirt out of a bargain £4.95 for the 1 metre   I've had the fabric for a couple of years as the colour is a bit of a yucky grey/sage green. The matching of the check pattern didn't go to plan but that is the first time I've really tried. The fabric is very light and has a smooth soft feel so it will be worn next autumn time. Next job is to cut and sew the lining, these days I always do french seams on linings because cheap polyester lining frays badly

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Sewing Machines / Presser Foot
« on: May 15, 2018, 10:12:53 AM »
Apologies if this seems like a silly question. When you have finished sewing for the day how should you leave the Presser Foot, up or down? I leave it in the down position with the needle at its highest point because I think when it is up there is a certain amount of stress on the mechanism. But I seem to have read or heard somewhere that the Presser Foot should only be down when you are sewing therefore up at all other times. Or, does it matter?

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In the wardrobe / Summer Trousers
« on: May 10, 2018, 09:12:51 AM »
I finished these trousers a few weeks ago but they were a bit tight around the waist, I knew I had put on a couple of pounds and it all went to one place. I have managed to trim down a bit by thinking before I stuff all things cheesy down my throat and have been very good. Anyway I put them on this morning and took some pics - I tucked my T shirt in so as to hide the remnants of the muffin top (don't laugh). Not a very photo but all my own!  [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]  
I am pleased with the fit, a bit tight  but I wore them for a hour or so and and sat down for a while and they felt OK.
Just noticed - Oh dear, all a bit bleary , a bit of camera shake going on.

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Current Projects / Cushion cover
« on: April 09, 2018, 09:14:36 AM »
Knock, knock, may I come in... I've been having a go and bravely present to you my first attempt.I hope the pic is here   [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]   I'm going out now ;)

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In the wardrobe / Waistcoat from left over tweed
« on: February 28, 2018, 09:19:25 AM »
Last week I finished an eight panelled mid-calf skirt in black and white small dogtooth tweed and have managed to squeeze a waistcoat out of the remaining fabric. I cut it out yesterday and had enough tweed for the 4 front pieces and the 2 side back pieces, the centreback panel I cut from some leftover charcoal grey lightweight twill. I've got enough pink lining polyester but not quite enough tweed to cut the 2 front facings so I'm going to try to construct these with what tweed I've got and the lining fabric so I'll copy the front/facing pattern pieces onto tracing paper and cut them in two - not fogetting to add the seam allowances before I place on the fabric, it all sounds complicated written down :S It's all in my head, it will work. I'll report back later.

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In the wardrobe / McCalls 7243 View D
« on: October 09, 2017, 09:35:46 AM »
I have nearly finished this dress in a lovely crushed raspberry coloured angora jersey, I was getting along OK until I reached steps 8 and 9. I could see clearly what bit had to go where but the pattern instructions were (to me ) difficult to understand so I just did the best I could. It looks alright and I will wear it. I looked at the PatternReview site and most people said it easy, one person mentioned a problem with the instructions for steps 8 and 9. After I've worn it and if I feel comfortable in it I may  make it again. Has anyone made this?  Meanwhile I am making some pyjama bottoms for a more relaxing time!

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Hi, I'm new... / Hi everyone
« on: March 01, 2017, 12:45:45 PM »
I'm from TSF  as well (Junemarie) and have felt lost these last few weeks without a sewing forum. I haven't been sewing much but I have got some lovely fabrics to get started on when my mojo comes back! Now going to have a look round.

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