Sew much fabric, sew little time

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Ella77
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Those duvets for teddies :love:!

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I finally got around to finishing the windmill quilt. I quilted a quarter of an inch inside each windmill and half-windmill to echo the shape. It’s got macarons on the back! I’m giving it to C for Christmas.
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I made Elvis a skirt on Christmas Day out of some dinosaur fat quarters I bought her. I made myself a skirt yesterday and this pinafore for Elvis today. I had to buy her a black top to wear underneath. :lol:
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I love pinafores so much. That's so sweet, Wendy.

Show us your skirt!

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It’s denim coloured and doesn’t photograph well, as in you can’t see the pleats. It’s this Sew Over It one, though I’ve gone with the longer version.

If I make it again, the pockets will be placed higher. My short arms can only just reach them. :lol:
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I really like that, Wendy.

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Cheers!

That quilt is fab rosy (I didn’t see the pics before).

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I have find my sewing mojo again! I haven’t sewn anything for ages, although I used to make clothes for myself years back. I had a work blouse with long cuffed sleeves, and I never wear it because I hate long sleeves. So as I’m stuck indoors today I dragged my sewing machine out and set about altering them into bracelet length. Done. Then I rummaged for some fabric and found some I’d planned to make cushions or something with years ago... Half an hour later I have a fabric box-thing (what’s the word I’m after???). Really easy to do, and I fancy doing more and keeping my machine out. The ‘thing’ is a bit too soft but I didn’t have anything to stiffen the layers with, but it’s still ok for half an hour 😊
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You could put a plastic tub or something in it that could add structure? I need to sort the front bedroom out so I can get back into it.

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That’s a good idea; I expect when it’s full of crap it’ll be a bit more structured 😂

Basket. I think that’s what I was thinking of, duh!

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We call them floppy pots in my house. Well done on getting stuff out!

I’m partway through a dress and am not entirely sure on the next step (the sleeve has a facing with a split), so I’m leaving it for my next home alone weekend. I need to start on something else though.

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That’s inspired, Wendy! Ok, I made a floppy pot 😂

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I’ve made a few of those, I’m trying to remember how I stiffened them, I think it was with iron-on interfacing. I like your floppy pot, very nice fabric.

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I put iron-on interfacing in them. They are so useful to put bits & bobs into for tidying up.
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Lisa from Sew Over It is doing a sew-along with the Betty dress next Wednesday and Thursday at 1pm on YouTube, if anyone's interested? That should give us enough time to cut out the fabric and get ready.

I'm going to try and be there, anyway!

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Naturally, I have not cut out any fabric and I'm doing virtual pub quiz tonight. The best laid plans, an' all that.

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