Category Archives: Works in Progress

I’M HOOKED! but sadly invisible….

Lets start with the invisible bit. My camera wont stay on, there is something wrong with the on/off button and even holding it down hard won’t keep it on, so although I have lots quite a bit to show, a … Continue reading

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MY HAPPY PLACE

I have sometime spoken in the past about my happy place. I have more than one, as we probably all do, but this one is sewing related.  So this is just a continuation of my previous post with pictures that … Continue reading

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FINISHING TOUCHES. BURDA 01/03/M104

Good finishing touches take almost as long as making the jacket itself. In fact making this jacket was probably quicker than trying to figure out what it was in the first place or the finishing touches.  Unfortunately the linen-type fabric … Continue reading

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ERRORS AND OMISSIONS

Nothing too drastic this time, but I expect that Kristy Chan would like me to point out that she doesn’t [necessarily] make something out of each Burda magazine, but that she has actually set herself a challenge to make something out … Continue reading

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IT’S A JUNGLE OUT THERE!

It’s Hot. I’m English – I don’t do hot. It’s muggy too. Only to be expected after all the rain that fell [remember the floods a few months ago?] and consequently all the residual moisture hanging about. But I like … Continue reading

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THE MYSTERY BURDA – #01/03/M104

If you’re a hoarder, take heart from this post! Bear with me it’s a bit convoluted. It started with reading this post from Kristy Chan. A lovely skirt to die for, and it started me thinking about skirt patterns and … Continue reading

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SUN’S OUT ~

and the tantrum is over. I can’t blame Lucie [http://lovelucie1.wordpress.com]  for my own shortcomings really, but she is so clever at such a lot of things that I can’t resist just peeking to see what she is up to. I … Continue reading

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ANOTHER TA-DA MOMENT.

Jacket Express finished all but the buttons and buttonholes, ta-da!   My lovely daughter Abigail agreed to pose for me, provided I cut off her head. The times I’ve wanted to do that when she was a teenager!   The reason … Continue reading

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SO FAR – .

I have been ploughing on with the Jacket Express from Islander Sewing Systems. I watch and re-watch the Craftsy video by Janet Pray and despite having made jackets before, with placket pockets and with top stitching, there is a lot … Continue reading

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AND YET ANOTHER JACKET.

One of the latest Craftsy classes I enrolled in was ‘Sew Better, Sew Faster’ with Janet Pray. I have already eulogised over this course so I won’t repeat myself, but just as a quick recap for this post. It was this … Continue reading

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