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mell1982

is too busy preparing to move house to do any sewing.....its...

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23 March, 2010

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    mell1982 posted a message on sewclairey's wall

    Best of luck with your cardigan then! Make sure you post a picture of the finished project so I can see how well it turned out.



18 March, 2010

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    mell1982 commented on the project Spring flowers!

    Thank you. And no I didnt, I made a pattern out of greaseproof paper (as I have no pattern paper and it works just the same) by placing it over each section of the cardigan and drawing round it, th…

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    mell1982 commented on the project Spring flowers!

    Thanks! I used just a sewing machine but took me ages to get the right tension and stitch to stop it snagging, I wasted a lot of time and effort doing that. One day I want to buy a serger which wil…

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    mell1982 commented on the project Pumice Peter Pan Trench

    Absolutely gorgeous. Wish I had the skill and time to make a trench. Such a useful coat when you live in the UK!

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    mell1982 added the project Spring flowers!
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    A no-pattern jacket/cardigan made of jersey fabric in little vintage floral print. It is meant to be a hybrid of this springs jersey blazers and floral trends.

    This was my first experience with…

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1 March, 2010

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    mell1982 commented on the project Scarecrow Puppet

    Seriously, he is amazing. I’ll never watch an animated film the same again, knowing how much effort goes into each individual character. I’m in awe of your talent.

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    mell1982 commented on the project dress NO6

    Great choice of fabric. I want one!



10 February, 2010



3 February, 2010

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    mell1982 commented on the project Mod Dress

    Love your fabric choice, and love the pattern. Very retro-modern.



12 January, 2010

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    mell1982 commented on the project Before and after dress

    I wish i had the creative vison to do this. I always see vintage dresses in great fabrics but just cant see past the old fashioned dress in front of me. Good job.

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    mell1982 commented on the project Pina Pants

    I want these. They look lovely. And fabric for 2 euros?! Bargain!



1 January, 2010



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28 December, 2009

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    mell1982 commented on the project Like a cloud (practice dress #2)

    I really really like this dress. I love the simplicity of it, made even more appealing by the muted color. It looks very elegant considering it is made of Jersey. Its winter in england at the mom…



17 November, 2009

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    mell1982 commented on the project Sparkly bolero

    yes i used a pattern but it was so simple it took me about an hour or so to make. And im with you on the sequin thing….the lame was my prototype with a view to making something more sparkly!



8 November, 2009

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    mell1982 commented on the forum topic Do you listen to music when you sew?

    Im a sewing music fan too…..for me its part of the actual escape that is sewing…why sew in silence? I put my ipod on and turn it right up, i cant then hear the phone, the door, my family or the…



3 November, 2009

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    mell1982 added the project Sparkly bolero
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    Inspired by all the sequins and shiny fabrics that seem to be hitting the shops…i decided to have a go with some silver lame….and made a cute little bolero top to jazz up vest tops for nights o…

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23 October, 2009

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    mell1982 commented on the project Fatina from Ghana

    Absolutely gorgeous…..you’ve done real justice to the fabric…..so jealous of your housemates fabric stash!



11 September, 2009

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    mell1982 commented on the project New York Dress

    I love the fabric! and great pairing with the vest, works really well.

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    mell1982 commented on the project claudia red dress

    Really nice colour and really good fit on you, well done.



26 August, 2009

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    mell1982 commented on the project Noriko Bag

    I really love this bag and the fabric is gorgeous…..its a bit different to all the normal bags you find and i love the tassel closure. I have just downloaded the pattern and am going to make a wh…



22 August, 2009

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    mell1982 added the project Tulip skirt
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    I finally succumbed to a pattern…although i did amend it slightly from an A-line to a tulip shaped skirt. This was also my first attempt at sewing a zip….and I must admit it wasn’t that hard. I…

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19 August, 2009

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    mell1982 commented on the project Summer dress part 2

    thanks very much…..and yes it was Mawgan Porth beach in Cornwall…..i went for a weeks holiday and this was one of the rare days of sunshine! It was lovely even in the rain though.



17 August, 2009

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    mell1982 added the project Summer dress part 2
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    I saw this fabric in the fabric store and although I didnt know exactly what i wished to do with it, I just saw a floaty little summer dress in my mind….i didnt use any patterns (i am scared of t…

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    mell1982 added the project Easy simple Summer dress
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    Simple dress for the summer…..in baby blue candy stripe. First dress I have ever completed from start to finish!

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    mell1982 added the project First project tote bag
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    Returning to sewing after nearly 10 years out…..i made this bag to test my sewing skills….turned out quite well. I got to test my sewing of straight lines, seams and patch pockets.

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