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15 December

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    Dec 15, 2011, 10.27 PMby jennyrecorder

    Have ordered five Vogue patterns and wish they were here now! Bought a heap of fabric as well: blue Italian felt for the Vogue jacket floral cotton stretch for my Danielle (to sew at Mums over Christmas/New Year Blue and whie stretch woven, either for a skirt or a top, haven’t decided yet Gorgeous embroidered cotton ( very sheer) for a caftan I’m going to make this week to go down to Mums for the hot, summer break

    Wish I had less stuff to do and more time to sew :(

30 November

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    Nov 30, 2011, 10.08 PMby jennyrecorder

    A plus A Line skirt is finished except the bottom hem. Conundrum, the skirt is so long, but the fabric is very sturdy…I’m thinking, on the knee to wear with boots, but I am afraid of making it too short……???

28 November

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    Nov 28, 2011, 11.04 PMby jennyrecorder

    Everyday life is getting in the way of making stuff= frustration!

26 November

19 November

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    Nov 19, 2011, 11.07 PMby jennyrecorder

    The things you find when you don’t go looking! I have never sewn buttonholes on my new-ish machine, but yesterday needed to for a project for a friends daughter. Well, botch-up after botch-up and I was getting pretty frustrated! The instructions in my manual were pretty vague, so I ended up with two slightly botchy but passable buttonholes :( As I was putting the dustcover back on my machine, for some obscure reason I started playing with my stitch selector control and chanced upon, guess what? The whole buttonholing business!!! Todays job is to perfect buttonholes, now I have learnt a little more about my machine!

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