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Today... / Re: Saturday 20th July
« Last post by twopence on July 20, 2019, 20:19:59 PM »
Spent a while in the garden this afternoon and then took two bags of waste to the dump.  As we were out we drove on and went for a walk along the canal before coming home.

Have finished my Linus quilt and sent pics to Iminei so will now do more of the handsewing I started while away.
Today... / Re: Saturday 20th July
« Last post by Bodgeitandscarper on July 20, 2019, 20:04:34 PM »
I've had a lovely few days in the wilds of Norfolk, we managed to dodge the rain every day too.  The  :woof: :woof: s had a fabulous time running every day on the beach, and we walked miles. 

I'm now thinking about our next trip, which may well be down to Kent to see my baby grandson again  :)

Today... / Re: Saturday 20th July
« Last post by Stitches on July 20, 2019, 19:32:42 PM »
Had a great time at my sewing group and Lowena enjoyed herself  :D
@Iminei just emailed my three pics to you.
Quilt is squared; binding measured, made and sewed on; just need to finish hand-sewing the back of the binding now. Am about a third of the way round.  :)
Technical Help / Re: Changing armhole and sleeve size
« Last post by b15erk on July 20, 2019, 18:50:28 PM »
I've been having a think about this too @WendyW . I thought I might have a go at reducing the armhole by cutting through to centre front and centre back and raising by the required amount. Not tried it yet though, and no idea how you would alter the sleeve to fit.

@Sewbusy - if you have the newer old style feet (with the narrow prongs), i might be interested in buying a few. I have some, but by no means all. I’m also interested to know how you attach the Greist ruffler. I just bought a Greist buttonholer on fleabay, which hasn't arrived yet. I have a screw on attachment for the 1008. Will that work to attach it? Carolxx
Today... / Re: Saturday 20th July
« Last post by Tamnymore on July 20, 2019, 18:16:07 PM »
Took delivery of a pair of Doc Martens skulls and roses Chelsea boots today.  :D :D

The leather is so hard and the elastic sides so stiff that I'd need three footmen to get them on and off so back they go.  :'( :'(
Courses & Classes / Re: Bluprint free to watch week - anyone else watching?
« Last post by aprilla on July 20, 2019, 18:08:27 PM »
Thanks @Puzzler :) And thanks for the link too. I've seen that brand when I've been looking, good to know. I've been watching the video and enjoying it very much and I'll try to pack some more of the same in if I can spot them. I don't know when I'll get to painting fabric, I'll need some courage, but it is steadily creeping up my 'try it' list. I had been thinking of using stencils (I'm not artistic) but might have to get a couple of brushes too... just for fun!
Technical Help / Changing armhole and sleeve size
« Last post by WendyW on July 20, 2019, 17:55:01 PM »
I'm making some shirts for my sister. I made her a muslin from a chosen commercial pattern chosen for styling, and also had her try on one of my shirts from my self-drafted pattern. Mine fits her better overall and she prefers certain construction details on mine, BUT, though it fits her well overall, the sleeve and armhole are huge on her. I've done some searching for how to make the alteration for a smaller sleeve and armhole, but I'm getting two types of results, neither of which is what I need. I'm getting how to do a quick fix on a purchased t-shirt, or how to make armhole adjustments that don't affect the sleeve size. I need to correct both. I THINK I know what I need to do, but would prefer some confirmation before I continue. Since this is a self-drafted pattern, I don't have the option of simply cutting a smaller size sleeve/armscye on a multi-size pattern. I can't just use the sleeve from the purchased pattern because that one has a kimono-cut sleeve instead of a set-in sleeve.
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