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harrietbazley

Completed first sleeve of blouse - after several months!

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20 June, 2011

  • 11:37 PM

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    harrietbazley posted a message on mskelly's wall

    Thanks for adding me; ironically enough I’ve just had to let out all the hip seams on my vintage skirt after discovering I was too ‘curvy’ for the standard pattern proportions to fit. And at eight…



19 June, 2011

  • 08:44 PM

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    harrietbazley commented on the forum topic Fill in the blank: If I had an entire day

    Had a full day today and thought I’d make a real push on this – but alas and alack, when the waistband was gathered in the hips didn’t fit! It was fine before the waist went on, but I was obviously…



18 June, 2011

  • 01:26 AM

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    harrietbazley commented on the forum topic Bias strips for placket?

    I think the CLIP in stage 2 is the bit I was missing (I’m assuming I’m doing that slightly below the actual bottom of the opening, as a tear in the cloth at the point of greatest strain sounds like…

  • 12:56 AM

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    harrietbazley commented on the forum topic Wanna be in my gang??

    I work in a charity shop – the ‘rule of thumb’ we are told to use for sizing clothes where no numerical size is given goes “XS: 6-8 / S: 8-10 / M: 12-14 / L: 16-18 / XL: 18-20”

    A 34" bust (which i…



17 June, 2011

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    harrietbazley commented on the forum topic Bias strips for placket?

    I’ve burnt my boats and cut straight strips out of my remnants with the aim of stabilising the edge…

    But I’m now totally stuck on how to make an extension placket at all! I understand the princ…



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9 June, 2011

  • 07:34 PM

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    harrietbazley added the project Bell sleeve jumper
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    This is a really lovely vintage pattern jumper that I made some time ago; probably one of my most successful experiments. I chose it out of the book purely and simply because the index to "A Stitch…

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  • 05:08 PM

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    harrietbazley commented on the project Frames per second

    Not too bad for this pattern. Because each stripe is only two stitches wide I could probably just have carried the unused wool across the back, but in fact I wove it in (having already learned to d…



7 June, 2011

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    harrietbazley added the project Frames per second
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    This project will always be associated (by me, and probably by those unfortunate enough to sit next to me while I was working on it!) with this spring’s film festival at the Barbican in London. Not…

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    harrietbazley added elegantmusings as a friend


6 June, 2011

  • 11:55 PM

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    harrietbazley commented on the article Why I Bother Sewing With a Treadle

    I learned on a hand sewing machine as a child (my mother didn’t trust me with her 1970s-vintage electric machine, so bought me a second-hand Singer in a home-made case to play with).

    The local s…



18 May, 2011

  • 12:24 PM

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    harrietbazley commented on the project Dotted Carmen Blouse

    I forgot to ask – which way does the grain run on the sleeve pieces? The ‘poncho’ layout on the pattern suggests that it may run from side to side rather than along the length, but I assume it does…

  • 12:21 PM

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    harrietbazley commented on the article Shoe Debate: Flatforms, Platforms, Wedges-- Yes or No?

    How precisely do these differ from the ‘lifts’ notoriously required by short actors? :-(

  • 12:17 PM

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    harrietbazley posted a message on ajtak7171's wall

    Re: Carmen blouse – I was just thinking that as you already have the text and pictures prepared on your blog it would be possible simply to paste your existing material into this project under ’Ins…



16 May, 2011