Completed first sleeve of blouse - after several months!
18 November, 2013
harrietbazley posted a message on Teresa Colbeck's wall
I should be very glad to sell you the 1960s Big Ben pattern, as I have no plans to knit this jumper again – please let me know your location (i.e. within the UK or in a foreign country) and I shall…
13 September, 2013
harrietbazley commented on the project 1930's floral spring dress
It goes beautifully with the cape, and I love those styles with the waist ties at the back – a subtle ‘bustle’ plus ‘tightlacing’ effect, but in a very 20thC way!
30 April, 2013
harrietbazley commented on the forum topic Seam allowance on unprinted patterns
It turns out that there’s one point in this pattern where the notches in a certain piece fit across the join between two other pieces, each with a notch in… making the position of the corner hole…
10 April, 2013
harrietbazley commented on the forum topic Getting rid of Puffy Sleeves on Vintage Top?
Link is broken – try http://www.wearingitonmysleeves.com/2011/08/diy-revival-getting-rid-of-puffy.html
harrietbazley commented on the forum topic Altering a too-small dress
My immediate thought was wondering if it would be possible to insert extra panels down either side of the bodice to make it physically wider all over. In the case of a boned bodice, I don’t know h…
harrietbazley commented on the forum topic Repairing an armhole seam
Agreed – backstitch along the line of the old seam (if not too frayed) with buttonhole stitch to finish any raw edges.
You might want to consider running a second line of backstitch parallel to yo…
6 April, 2013
harrietbazley commented on the project To Frame Your Face
Thank you; I’ve been wearing it pretty much constantly since I finished it. Surprisingly practical!
5 March, 2013
harrietbazley commented on the project Illusion arabesque skirt
Nice. Makes you look very tall and elegant :-)
harrietbazley added the project To Frame Your Face
I came across a gorgeous vintage booklet of crochet patterns and thought this one looked the most practica…
harrietbazley commented on the project JJ Ruffle Shirt in Red
Very attractive! Looks cool too (maybe not good at this time of year!)
harrietbazley commented on the project Jurk 27
Very elegant! Your daughter poses beautifully.
19 February, 2013
harrietbazley added the project 1840s feminine nightcap
It has been pretty cold in Britain (by the standards of what we are used to) over this last winter, and as my bedroom is unheated I like plenty of warm woollen blankets on my bed – and bedsocks on …
harrietbazley commented on the article The Little Black Dress: Style Guide
Every so often, I get reminded that I’m weird for never having worn (let alone sewn) a Little Black Dress in my entire life….
harrietbazley commented on the project Macaron Redux Dress
Congratulations on finishing; what are applique darts?
1 February, 2013
harrietbazley commented on the forum topic Military(?) greatcoat
Well, it’s not military (I assume) because it proves to have a Moss Bros label (in the usual place inside a pocket)!
And the use of the semi-circular piece is to button across the throat when th…
30 January, 2013
harrietbazley commented on the forum topic Long Sleeves: fit and pattern construction
I’ve been told that to get more ease of movement you need tighter armholes: make your armholes too deep, and every time you raise your arms you are pulling up a wodge of bodice as well (where the…
10 January, 2013
harrietbazley commented on the project Ruffle and Gather ''JJ Blouse'' in Check Shirting Material
That looks pretty! I downloaded the JJ myself once I think, but I then got some vintage patterns and never got round to it…
9 December, 2012
harrietbazley commented on the forum topic Simplicity Pattern Queries
Don’t see why not in theory – I do the same on my hips and it doesn’t seem to cause problems.
Won’t the pattern have seam allowance included at this point (or is it a Burda pattern?)
harrietbazley commented on the forum topic Wardrobe essentials - Patterns and Inspiration
I find a wardrobe staple is a supply of plain (non-patterned) coloured blouses: will go with almost any skirt or trousers (if you’re sewing for yourself, you can even make a blouse and skirt out of…
3 December, 2012
14 November, 2012
harrietbazley commented on the article Casually Cozy: 10 New Patterns
Pastel knits and short skirts aren’t quite what I associate with winter – I’m currently lounging comfortably around in (lined) chocolate plush trousers, a deep gold button-down shirt with embroider…
12 November, 2012
harrietbazley added the project The Last Rose of Summer
It’s getting a little cold for this style of summery top, but I manage to model it here with the aid of thermal underwear and extra petticoats….
I’m always curious to try out new knitting tech…
11 November, 2012
harrietbazley added the project Stained Glass Tunic
This was the third crochet project I made, and it was based on a pattern in a 1980s book that I got out of the local library. By this point I didn’t have enough wool in any one colour left to make …
10 November, 2012
harrietbazley commented on the forum topic My Liberty dress has the moth!
It’s a local voluntary-run museum with a budget of three thousand pounds a year (if the Council hasn’t cut their grant as they were threatening to do), which is why they were reduced to borrowing …
harrietbazley commented on the project Lavenda droplet bolero
I think the gathering around the bottom edge is intentional to the design (whereas the gathering around the top edges wasn’t!), but I think I prefer my boleros straight-backed all the same!
6 November, 2012
harrietbazley added the project Lavenda droplet bolero
This was my first attempt at using one of the re-written patterns from Susan Crawford’s re-issued “A Stitch in Time” Vol 2 (rather than following an original single-size vintage pattern), but in fa…
4 November, 2012
harrietbazley commented on the forum topic wool fabric is fraying
Finish the edges of the cloth – by folding over and stitching, with bias binding/seam tape, by using seam techniques which enclose the raw edges (French seams, flat-fell seams…)
If the problem…
27 October, 2012
harrietbazley commented on the forum topic POST SPAM LINKS HERE
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2 October, 2012
harrietbazley commented on the article Fit and Flare: 10 New Patterns
I like all the ‘knee covering’ styles, but that pink jacket is completely invisible in the photo….
18 September, 2012
harrietbazley added the project Little boy's Balloon jumper
This is a jumper out of Sylvia Cosh’s book of crochet jumpers from the 1980s. All her patterns tend to require large quantities of wool in multiple different colours, so while they must come rath…