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harrietbazley

Completed first sleeve of blouse - after several months!

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18 November, 2013

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    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

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    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

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    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



6 April, 2013

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    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



19 February, 2013



1 February, 2013

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    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

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    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



9 December, 2012

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    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?)

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    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

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    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

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    harrietbazley added the project The Last Rose of Summer
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    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…

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11 November, 2012

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    harrietbazley added the project Stained Glass Tunic
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    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 …

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10 November, 2012

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    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 …

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    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

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    harrietbazley added the project Lavenda droplet bolero
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    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…

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4 November, 2012

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    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



2 October, 2012



18 September, 2012

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    harrietbazley added the project Little boy's Balloon jumper
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    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…

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