Archive for October, 2009

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

Red dresser

We moved house a couple of months ago and since then I’ve been slowly finding homes for all our stuff.  The living room is wonderfully spacious and bright (lots of room for spreading out fabric). Unlike our old place the living room can cope with chunky furniture storage space in the kitchen and living room […]

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Sunday, October 25th, 2009

Dressmaking, slowly

I think it’s going to take me sometime to work out how to adapt patterns before I construct a garment.  At the moment I still slavishly follow the pattern, reach the end and then have to figure out how to tweak it to make it fit.  This dress is a perfect example. It gaped in […]

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Saturday, October 24th, 2009

Needle roll for Susie

Recently a very good friend of mine completed her PhD.  Congratulations again Susie.  Unfortunately I was away at a conference when she had her viva and subsequent celebrations; I felt awful but nothing could be done about it.  To make amends I made her a needle roll for her circular knitting needles and had it […]

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Sunday, October 11th, 2009

My first quilt

I started learning to sew partly to make clothes for myself and partly because I loved the idea of making patchwork quilts.  For some reason, that has never been clear in my muddled head, I always feared that quilt making was harder than dress making.  So even though I have been to the Festival of […]

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