beadsandbarnacles So yesterday's storm warning turned into a morning without a breath of wind... Turns out it was just delayed and is howling today... :-( 4w

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beadsandbarnacles Fun onboard yesterday when the #rnli came to visit. 1mon

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beadsandbarnacles #Repost @tspelican with @repostapp
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A lovely evening in #swanage with #ncswest and #swanagernli who came for a visit.
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beadsandbarnacles #miymarch16 all in the details this table in the local train station used the bottom of a treadle sewing machine. @thatwendyward @dressmakerssocial 1mon

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beadsandbarnacles #miymarch16 monochrome. My wardrobe when I was packing for ship is very monochrome...
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beadsandbarnacles #miymarch16 sewing ambitions. Make myself a coat. I have a pattern which would be able to make something like this I just need to actually do it! @thatwendyward @dressmakerssocial this winter I will do it. Hold me to it 1mon

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beadsandbarnacles #miymarch16 sewing with knits. One of my favourite jumpers a recent @seamworkmag Aberdeen jumper in a lovely squishy ribbed knit fabric.
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  •   beadsandbarnacles @thatwendyward it is. It came from fabric land. They still had stock last time I checked 1mon
  •   beadsandbarnacles @dressmakerssocial @runmumrun I did a few modifications. Changed the v neck into a round neck and lengthened the cuff piece as long as my fabric would allow. I then added a small cuff band to the bottom of the sleeve to add even more length. 1mon
  •   runmumrun It's lovely ! I plan a very slouchy thin cotton/ viscose jersey blend for mine ! 1mon
  •   thatwendyward Thanks 1mon

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beadsandbarnacles Sewing in front of TV with subtitles makes for very slow sewing.
#sewing #sewersofinstagram #handmadewardrobe
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beadsandbarnacles #miymarch16 fancy dress. Nikki rocking her fish scales dress that I made for her one evening when she was in first year and came back from town with this fabric and needed to wear it that evening for an underwater themed social. So big sister to the rescue and a dress complete with zipper was ready for her before she needed to leave.
This is one of those garments that you think will only be used once but actually gets lots of use. @thatwendyward @dressmakerssocial
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beadsandbarnacles Piles of #seamworkgeneva pants cut out ready for me to sew in the morning. Yay for @seamworkmag helping me on my way to underwear self sufficiency.
It's a shame I don't have a bra to match this now abundant colour scheme... #sewing #sewersofinstagram #handmadewardrobe
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beadsandbarnacles #miymarch16 new to me. Raiding my grandmother wardrobe last week provided me with a whole host of new to me clothes. Here are three coats and a sleeveless dress. I also gained a number of skirts and a #harristweed jacket. Top left is probably my favourite atm.
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beadsandbarnacles #miymarch16 sewing buddies. I don't really do much sewing with other people, except my sister.
I keep planning to meet up with people but it has never been at a good time.
Here is me and my sister in matching dresses. We are both wearing dresses made from the same #voguepatterns pattern. I am wearing my dragon dress which I made in my first year at uni and Nikki is wearing the original that our mother made for wearing in the evening of her wedding. Unfortunately I have never really fitted that dress as it is about a size 6! @thatwendyward @dressmakerssocial
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beadsandbarnacles #miymarch16 hand sewn.
Some gorgeous hand stitching this morning sewing the seams on my first cardigan. #knittersofinstagram #springisfinallyhere
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beadsandbarnacles #miymarch16 stripes. I seem to be favoring stripes in my knitting lately.
A lovely #mossstitchbeanie that I learnt to crochet from a YouTube video in German, that my sister has claimed
And a #briochestitch cowl for me to match my #1898hat. @thatwendyward @dressmakerssocial
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beadsandbarnacles #miymarch16 couldn't do with out. Fairly simple this one. My #singer sewing machine. Although it appears to be going on strike atm it is the one thing that gets used in every project.
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beadsandbarnacles #miymarch16 sewing smalls. I love my own home made pants. I find normal shop bought ones never have enough rise at the back.
These are all modified #seamworkgeneva pants.
The bottom two have power mesh backs which are double thickness to eliminate the need for elastic at the back of the leg opening.
And top right uses lycra in a similar way to most neckline finishes instead of elastic. Yay for scraps @thatwendyward @dressmakerssocial
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beadsandbarnacles Catching up on #miymarch16 pockets. Copying a detail from a RTW skirt I bought from a charity shop, this pocket doubles as the fastening/opening.
Leaving part of the top of the pocket bag open it provides the skirt with an opening and extra width to get over my rather ample derriere and the buttons keep it closed when worn. :-) @thatwendyward @dressmakerssocial
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