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    with love Heidi @with love Heidi

    Hope you don’t end up in hospital, especially with it being so far away!
    I’m working on a Garden Party top in a gorgeous blue and white floral πŸ™‚

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    Tamara @justsewit

    The plan is to stick the feet up whenever possible. I just have to figure out how I can do that while I am sewing!

    We are keeping the kids home today due to our very late night last night but it is not going to stop me from sewing. I want to keep going on the jacket and then get on with the cut out things sitting and waiting patiently.

    Then with more feet up time, I will (finally) sew on the buttons of the teaparty playsuits and dress and figure out how to apply the poppers sitting down.

    I may have an afternoon nap and then while Murray is out having cousin time bush bashing and spotting, I may spend some time tonight at the machine. But that could change depending on the day. Whatever happens though, nothing and no one is going to stop me from sewing today!

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    BeckyinFL @BeckyinFL

    Just made a Playtime Dress in a calico, size 12-18m. I think it would have been better in a knit — for easier dressing and undressing. It’s very cute, though, and I do like the mock collar stitching.

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    Tamara @justsewit

    It is indeed very cute Becky. I have made one in a knit and one in a woven and the knit is worn ten times more often. In fact I haven’t seen the woven one since I made it! I think I will dig it out of her wardrobe to recycle because the fabric is so nice.

    I was pretty much knackered yesterday so did alot of sitting. During that time I actually (finally) attached the buttons to the little teaparty dress and rompers I had sitting there. The dress is now complete and I just have to do the poppers on the rompers.

    The ankles need to stick around longer this time and not do the disappearing act on me again anytime soon. So I will be doing the handstitching etc during feet up time from now on.

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    with love Heidi @with love Heidi

    I’ve finished the garden party top. It was a lovley sew, I very much enjoyed just following the instructions and making no changes this time πŸ™‚
    I think I’ll spend some time Doing buttons and buttonholes today. I don’t normally leave them but I have a Seashore sundress and an Art Museum Vest that both need them.

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    WendyS @WendySloan

    I just discovered Oliver and S. Wow I’ve been missing out for so long!!! I have to say I’ve been addicted to making t- shirts since I bought the School Bus T-shirt pattern last week. I’m now stepping it up and trying to use the color blocking tutorial on another this weekend. So far I have my fabrics laid out. Here is one I just finished. My first attempt to sew for my son. He is so happy.

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    Tamara @justsewit

    WendyS, we would love to see it but…. I can’t see it here at least. Perhaps it was uploaded onto the flickr group page?

    Just got back from the usual Saturday routine of swimming lessons. Having a little veg out time before going to do some much needed sewing.

    I discovered a bishop style angel top this morning that has not yet been smocked so I will be making sure this will be a “feet up” project for the next fortnight along with handtitching neckbindings and sewing on buttons.

    I have bodysuits I really want to complete and then I can do lots of poppers in one go. Then hopefully as the week progresses I can work on completing the school days jacket.

    I think that sounds full enough for now.

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    SewSoSlow @SewSoSlow

    Sewing? Nothing at this point. I have 6 skirts, all with yoga-style waistbands to sew up for gifts for my grands. At the moment – I’m busily trying to get multiple scarves made for the “budget challenged” folks in town. Our group just found a bag full of hats without scarves, so my bag is a total of 8 scarves (to be done by Monday, the 24th, noon) YIKES!!!

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    Tamara @justsewit

    I wish you the best for making the scarves sewsoslow. A community effort such as this one would be valued beyond belief to the recipients I am sure.

    Being exhausted from the week’s events, I managed to get the placket done only on the Cape Ann bodysuit, despite it being the wrong one. I plan to make a shirt to go with the little mauve coloured bloomers. But not straight away.

    I am up to attaching the sleeves, so will work on finishing this bodysuit and then get on with the other things in the flat basket on the table. Hopefully I will have at least two items done by the end of the weekend.

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    Tamara @justsewit

    Ok I have never had such a hard time threading elastic as I have just now with one of the legs of the Cape Ann bodysuit. I had to perform surgery and unpick part of the edgstitching to extract the head of a safety pin which got stuck! And I think the next one I make will have trimmed side seams because that was a nightmare to get through.

    Other than that, the bodysuit is looking quite decent but I was hoping I woukd be a little faster and get through two items. Alas it is 3.38pm and with visitors, the usual job list and a tequest to download many trains, I think even just starting on the second item will be a miracle.

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    Anonymous @

    You might try basting the seam allowances down before you put in the elastic. Makes it so much easier.

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    jay_1965vw @jay_1965vw

    I’m (insanely) trying to get a Secret Agent/ Doctor Coat made in the next 2 weeks before removals, for Audrey’s Christmas present to go with her doctor bag. Have the paper pattern, but need to trace off. That was supposed to be today’s plan, but I haven’t even got it out of the packet πŸ™

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    Tamara @justsewit

    Oh Jay you sound like me! The plan is very definitely there but not exactly implemented – as planned!

    I attached the poppers today. I plan to take photos of the finished items shortly. I just have the Cape Ann Bodysuit to do. I found it so much easier wrangling the elastic through those little awkward spots and then doing some quick edgestitching to secure it closed again. Not the conventional way I know but when you sit there with a pile of stuff to do having “get rid of the puffy pregnant feet” time and you are stuck trying to feed elastic through for two hours, it saves on the frustration.

    It will also help to trim the seams.

    I did want to sew the two remaining bodysuits in the tray but the poppers took a while and then I had to deliver lunch out the paddock. So I will get to them tomorrow or maybe even start on them shortly. I think I will try attaching the poppers as a front and then sew the remainder of the bodysuits up and see how that goes. It may mean the items are finished far quicker rather than piling up.

    Tomorrow is going to be stinking hot with thunderstorms so I plan to keep machine sewing to a minimum. It looks like I need matchsticks to hold the eyes open in order to do some “get ahead” sewing tonight.

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    Getting back into the sewing groove finally, though it’s hard to force myself down into the basement to do so (no windows there). I just finished up the birthday princess dress marathon. Sadly, I have really grown to despise sewing princess dresses.

    I have had a Playtime dress cut out for older DD for ages but it sits, unseen. Got 90 percent of the way through a new fleece sleepsack for DS yesterday but I had trouble with every step. I guess I am out of practice! I kind of want to make older DD a ballet bag using the messenger bag pattern from LTTS for Christmas but am not sure that I have the time to finish it!

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    vothgirl @vothgirl

    That’s me right now – far too many projects I am trying to get done before Christmas and some of them are going to have to wait – including the LTTS puppet theatre I had planned for my toddler. Oh well – I will get her something small for under the tree and sew it up after the holidays and she won’t even know ;-). I won’t be able to get away with that much longer as she’ll start understanding that holidays have proper times!

    The ballet bag sounds lovely – I remember a really cute one @juliamom2009 sewed up with some darling ballerina fabric from her shop.

    I’m currently finding myself in a situation which all sewists experience occasionally and it stinks! That is, a project that just doesn’t turn out at all like you envisioned. I planned to sew my mum a Late Lunch Tunic out of some wonderful AMH interlock as her Christmas gift. Because I’d never made this pattern before, and our measurements are pretty much identical, I decided to sew a “test run” out of the same fabric (different color) for myself. Well, I’ve gotten as far as attaching the skirt to the bodice and to be honest, I don’t think I’ll even bother finishing it. I think because the knit is so soft and drapey, it hangs straight down and just looks horribly baggy. I sized down from the suggested size based on my measurements, and it still is so big I feel like I’m wearing a really comfortable tent! I am thinking that even tho the pattern says interlock can be used, that it needs the body/stiffness of a woven fabric like linen/chambray/etc to give it some shape. @motherof5 , your shimmery linen tunic looks amazing but sadly I cannot say the same about my knit one. I will lay it aside and reuse the fabric for something else. Oh well…we all have “sewing disasters” and at least I figured it out on the one I made for myself instead of the one meant as a gift!

    As far as a gift for my mum, I’m trying to think of something I can do with the fabric I already purchased and a pattern I already have…I’m thinking a Cappuccino tunic (long sleeve) would work well in the interlock…it really is lovely stuff and sews ‘like buttah’ as they say!

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