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harrietbazley

Completed first sleeve of blouse - after several months!

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8 September, 2012

  • 03:10 AM

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    harrietbazley commented on the forum topic Easy way to add seam allowances?

    It really is WAY easier having your markings automatically appearing on both sides of the fabric!

    (Which is the main reason why I do it that way, not being a terribly good sewer: the other reaso…



4 September, 2012



11 August, 2012

  • 12:32 PM

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    harrietbazley commented on the forum topic Order of seams on trousers

    I followed Kate’s advice and did felled seams on the outside leg and crotch and French seams on the final inside leg – looks very smart and is comfortable to wear!

  • 12:30 PM

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    harrietbazley commented on the forum topic Spoilt by steam

    I tried squeezing it rhythmically in warm water by hand for five minutes to try to redistribute the ‘lumps’, but it didn’t have any discernable effect. Close inspections showed that it was definite…

  • 12:02 PM

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    harrietbazley added gertie as a friend


9 August, 2012

  • 04:53 PM

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    harrietbazley commented on the project Tablecloth Trousers

    The great thing about these trousers is that the waist doesn’t actually look ‘high’, either from the front or the back (and believe me, I’ve had ones where it did!) – it just looks right :-)



8 August, 2012

  • 09:12 PM

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    harrietbazley added the project Tablecloth Trousers
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    When Nature decided to endow me with ‘curves’, she did it in two stages – first the pelvis, and then a set of crocodile-jointed thigh-bones jutting out like steps several inches lower down. Slimmin…

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2 August, 2012

  • 01:30 AM

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    harrietbazley commented on the forum topic Easy way to add seam allowances?

    Yes, by eyeballing it. I generally try to leave a fairly generous seam allowance because I will be using some or all of it for seam finishes later on.

    I align the seam lines (by eye/touch→pin→…



31 July, 2012

  • 06:32 PM

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    harrietbazley commented on the forum topic Easy way to add seam allowances?

    I usually just put the pattern pieces on the cloth, mark around the outsides for the seam line, then cut out freehand; in fact, when I recently had to use a pattern with seam allowances included, I…

  • 06:08 PM

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    harrietbazley commented on the project Yellow (-ish) skirt

    The gold border looks good – my mother used to do this to my skirts when I was in danger of growing out of them as a child!



15 July, 2012



27 June, 2012

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    harrietbazley commented on the forum topic My picture is cropped

    Thanks for the explanation – this has been puzzling me literally for years.

    So the important thing is for the main image to be a square 615 pixels – and a minimum of 475 pixels wide in any case.



21 June, 2012

  • 10:54 AM

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    harrietbazley commented on the project As a young cognac - bolero in summer

    That looks beautiful – and congratulations on keeping the work going over such a long period! Football has its uses after all….

  • 10:51 AM

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    harrietbazley commented on the forum topic My picture is cropped

    This is something I’ve been confused about for a long time – the instructions tell you to submit pictures at 615 pixels wide, but the actual project images on the screen are displayed at 475 pixels…



19 June, 2012



17 June, 2012

  • 10:22 PM

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    harrietbazley commented on the forum topic Hemming Boy's Slacks

    My mother used to let down my skirts as I grew taller – there was always a worn line along where the old turnback had been. She used to cover this up with consecutive rings of rackrack trim, but yo…

  • 09:36 PM

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    harrietbazley commented on the project Cambie dress for work

    I like this A-line better than the gathered skirt variant.

  • 09:31 PM

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    harrietbazley commented on the project Paisley print dressing gown

    This really is lovely – it caught my eye at once when glancing at the Projects page, and now I see that it’s a vintage 50s-style pattern. Which explains a lot, but not the skill that went into maki…

  • 09:13 PM

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    harrietbazley added the project Starring Stripes
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    This started off as a ‘simple’ stocking-stitch jumper to use up some scraps of very lightweight bouclé yarn – I thought if I put all the three different colours together I would have just en…

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29 May, 2012



23 May, 2012

  • 01:07 PM

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    harrietbazley commented on the project Looking for a Fresh Note

    I don’t think I can post the whole pattern here as the book I got it from was only printed in 1972 – there are quite a few free crochet collar patterns available on the Web.

    The actual lace patter…



22 May, 2012

  • 12:14 AM

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    harrietbazley commented on the forum topic Tracing a printed pattern

    I can’t think why it never occurred to me to use transparent paper (after all, that’s what tracing paper normally is!) Too much time spent removing seam allowances by tracing round the outline …



15 May, 2012