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harrietbazley

Blouse finally finished - after several years! Photos wait..

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  • 10:26 AM

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    harrietbazley changed status to Blouse finally finished - after several years! Photos wait..


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…

    Read on



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