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Have you ever been in love?

Added Jun 26, 2011

by freakusbzzz

Canberra, Australia






I remember when I was a very young navy officer cadet and one of my seniors told me there was an army cadet that thought I was cute. A few days later I was sitting at lunch and saw one of my seniors staring at me from another table. I immeadiately panicked wondering what I was doing wrong and after a few minutes I saw his name tag and realized it was my forbidden admirer.

My heart stuttered and I experienced the kind of love you can only feel with your first. He soon became my fiancee. The same feeling was resurected when I stumbled on this gorgeous Texas Rose cord.

My first attempt was a flop and luckily Collete from Tessuti found a spare roll in her warehouse so I had a second chance. (I’m too lazy to unpick)

I made the pattern from a sloper and the fit was perfect.
The first day I wore them I recieved a lovely compliment and at the Sydney Craft show this week I had 5 women comment on them. Such a cool feeling!

I’ve found some similar fabric on the net to dupicate them.

Fantastic orbit jersey with a self drafted pattern. I have almost perfected working with stretch fabric, it took a few practice runs but I am now happy enough to wear them.

Oh.. and I also now know to always pre wash your jersey.

Oh.. and I also now know to always pre wash your jersey.

Material Notes

Orbit jersey

Texas rose corduroy




Garment Type
Corduroy, Knits/Jersey

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    Jul 5, 2011, 07.45 PMby anajan

    Wow, you’re in the navy!?! So impressive and so unusual (at least to me). The pants are lovely!

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    Jun 26, 2011, 07.44 PMby dottty

    O yes, i love those pants, the whole thing looks great jj:)x

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    Jun 26, 2011, 10.32 AMby Adrienne Hendrix

    Wonderful job!!! Love the fabric! And the top os fantastic. I still shy away from knits as they seem too intimidating to me. I have made 1 top for myself and it turned out ok but i need to learn how to either do rolled hems of buy a serger. Keep up the fantastic sewing!!!!!

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