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My Return to Sewing Project!

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Ive finally finished my ” return to sewing” project! Yippee! I suppose that it is really a return to dressmaking project. I’ve continued to sew throughout my adult life but it had been many years since I’d made a garment for myself! I don’t know why, except that clothes can be bought quite cheaply and I can usually find a good fit. There is NOTHING to compare to completing something to wear for yourself (and being pleased with the result).

This skirt has taken me an age to make. I have prevaricated, hesitated, hummed and hawed and generally been frightened to give it a go. But I’ve finished it and it fits! I didn’t choose very sensibly for a new project. I bought a Burda pattern with unfamiliar American sizing, so more or less guessed the size to make. I naively chose a woollen fabric with a plaid pattern requiring pattern matching, and I shoud have lined it but didn’t bother. I will wear it with a satin and lace underskirt to give it some foundation.

Well the World is my oyster now! I am planning to sew more! I hope to make a summer skirt but I will let you know!

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Third Time Lucky!

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Yippee! I’ve won again! For the third weekend in a row I have won money, whoo hoo 💃 This week I won second place in the local pub’s sweep on the Grand National. The princely sum of £20 was handed over on Saturday evening. Mind you, by the time I had bought a round of drinks and a couple of extra glasses of wine to celebrate there wasn’t a lot of change! Still the joy of winning (again) was great.
The pictures today are of a blouse that I have just altered. I liked the colour, fabric and size but the elasticated bottom was not good. I felt too round when wearing it so I chopped off the elastic and hemmed the raw edge. Job done! I now feel better in it and if you feel better you look better.