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11 years agoLiesl GibsonKeymaster@liesl
I have to tell you all: we found that the set-in sleeves on the School Days raincoat are much easier with some laminates than others. The Westminster/Free Spirit laminate is a dream, but heavier laminate coatings are certainly trickier to sew. There isn’t much ease in the cap of the sleeve, so you don’t have to worry so much about that, fortunately. Take your time and it shouldn’t be too bad.
I’m really wanting to sew a bunch of Ice Cream blouses for S, and she seems suddenly to have outgrown all her dresses! Not much time for sewing over the next month, however, so I’ll just keep dreaming about the fabrics and colors I want to use.11 years agoAnonymous @
Liesl, This sounds like the mechanic’s car always needing repair!!11 years ago
Oh, T888, I kept thinking of you last night. How frustrating! I can not tell you how many times I have done similar things. Now I always fold the pinned garment out a little, so I can check it.
Liesl , the nice thing about your patterns is that you can pop them over jeans or (my favourite) black tights and boots) if it is just the length thats the problem.
Sahm, what a great idea, change the liner, thats probably the bit that will get a bit worn anyway.11 years agosewinginthecity @sewinginthecity
I’m finishing up my first Sunday brunch jacket, and I’m so excited. It is looking cute. I’m so glad I found this pattern company. It has changed my life and I’m sewing more than I have in years. My poor husband calls himself a sewing widower!11 years agosewinginthecity @sewinginthecity
I forgot to ask in my last post…Liesl, were you at the last Saturday’s Crafternoon at NYPL?11 years ago
I love the Brunch jacket, I have cut out three today. One in cocoa pinwale ,one in a sage green with a chocolate floral and the last in a light weight ,dark,dark denim. I am a bit out of my comfort zone with the denim, so we will see how that goes.
Looking forward to seeing yours on flickr, S I T C.11 years agoclaireabel @claireabel
No sewing for me today, got all set up to construct my daughter’s Sunday Brunch jacket and… my machine died 🙁 After a few stitches the machine would clunk and the bobbin casing would life up and jam. After much swearing and fiddling with the machine I gave up and took it back to the dealer. Turns out the ‘Janome’ bobbin I was using wasn’t actually Janome and was causing the problem. Not happy!
I have a question for you all, what is your favourite/most inspiring garment in the Flickr group at the moment? I am rather in love with http://www.flickr.com/photos/36076483@N06/4559496756/in/faves-39113615@N06/11 years ago
Hi Claire, there is nothing quite so annoying as having time set aside to sew, and things like that happen!
As for favourite things, I dont know how to do the link thing( have to ask my son when he gets home), there was a gorgeous 2+2 outfit ages back. It had a chocolate linen skirt and a sea green ,subtle patterned blouse that brought tears to your eyes! I marked it as a favourite.
Only cutting out today, no sewing. Baby awake most of the night with a cold, and she is very clingy today so I have her in a sling. I could sew with my son in a sling, but all my girls have tried to put their fingers in !
I think you should repost this question under its own title, its a good one.11 years agolattemama @lattemama
I have Sailboats on the agenda for tonight.
I traced sizes 4 and 8 for all the Sailboat patterns this weekend and I plan on cutting the paper pieces out tonight.
I also hope to get started on a Sailboat skirt for my little one, but I’m not holding my breath.
I need to inventory the fabric stash and get some basic fabric. I’m thinking some kind of twill or light denim for pants and skirts and some seersucker for shirts and tops.
I love the look of something called “mattress ticking” (? I think) but I haven’t been able to find that here in Sweden, and shipping from the States is so expensive – not to mention customs and taxes. Blech!11 years ago
Just made the smallest size sailboat pants in a tencil denim, so cute and so quick.
Instead of stitching the elastic in place, I sewed a button either end and used that adjustable buttonhole elastic. It works perfectly with this pattern. It will be particularly handy in my case because I use cloth nappies at home and disposables on holidays.11 years agomadebymum @madebymum
Don’t know about anyone else but I am keen to see some quilt fair photos of the Oliver + S stand.11 years ago
I can not wait , did you see the to-die-for blouse posted by tribecayummymummy. She was asked to make it! Wow , I’ d like that job11 years agomadebymum @madebymum
I just had a quick look it is beautiful.11 years agoLiesl GibsonKeymaster@liesl
Ok, I’m editing photos. Promise to have a post up shortly. And I’m glad you’re excited!11 years agoApril Henry @April1930s
I know – pictures of Liesl’s booth is what I look forward to seeing most after Quilt Market. I live vicariously through the photos.
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