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karenball

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20 April, 2012



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27 January, 2012

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    karenball commented on the project Chanel goes Rocker

    That is one cool jacket! What a good friend you are.

  • 09:43 AM

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    karenball commented on the project V8548

    Thank you! I love your online name!

  • 09:43 AM

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    karenball commented on the project V8548

    I did shave some of the acute curve off the funnel neck as I was concerned it might look a bit ‘space age’.

  • 09:42 AM

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    karenball commented on the project V8548

    High praise, indeed! Thank you so much.

  • 09:42 AM

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    karenball commented on the project V8548

    Thank you all so much for your lovely comments!



26 January, 2012

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    karenball added the project V8548
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    A Vogue coat in cashmere wool with bound button holes, a back stay, self covered buttons, shot twill lining and lace trim on the hem. I blogged about this make here

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14 January, 2012

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    karenball commented on the project waxed cotton jacket

    Hi there – I’ve just bought some waxed cotton to make a jacket with. I’ve never sewn with anything like this before. Would you have any tips?



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18 July, 2011

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    karenball commented on the project Butterick B5605

    Your best bet is to take your body measurements and see how these match up to the sizing chart on the pattern. I found this pattern to be fairly true to measurements.



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9 July, 2011

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    karenball added the project Butterick B5605
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    Vintage pattern, kimono sleeve gussets, circle skirt at tea length, interesting back detail. I used horsehair braiding on the hem and used a handpicked lapped zipper. I’ve blogged about this beauti…

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  • 08:51 AM

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    karenball added the project Simplicity 3688
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    Retro wide leg high waist trousers, made from three pattern pieces. Extremely flattering! I’ve blogged about this make here

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10 May, 2011

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    karenball commented on the project B5600

    Walthamstow market is on most days, but I’d recommend a Saturday visit because that’s when most fabric stall holders are there. I’ve written a blog guide here:http://didyoumakethat.wordpress.com/20…

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    karenball added the project B5600
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    Shirt style dress with elasticated puff sleeves, pockets and front button bands. A great summer dress for anyone who doesn’t want frills and flounce.

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25 February, 2011

  • 09:15 AM

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    karenball added the project Simplicity 2443 Jacket
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    A Cynthia Rowley pattern that’s been popular in the blogging community. I made it with the most fascinating black linen with a silver pin stripe. It was pretty opaque but placed next to another fab…

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