Monthly Archives: May 2012

Gone natural

Pattern Review’s current contest is to make something from natural fibre fabric, one fibre only, 100 per cent something natural.   The contest ends today, or perhaps in the early  hours of tomorrow for this time zone. I drafted a … Continue reading

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Phew!

How many processes go into a pair of jeans! The belt loops, waistband and hems done, finally finished .  What I’d do differently next time Apart from a change of fabric and nursing my overlocker of course. The back could … Continue reading

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Jeaniac

Been stitching like one possessed here. To cut to the chase – the jeans are together but for waistband, hems and a bit of top stitching. And they fit! The pattern is spot on but for the half inch I … Continue reading

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Taste assault

So, table clearish, fabric refolded and shelved,  the jeans from weird stuff saga begins in earnest. Here’s the pattern. ‘Factory’ folds because in the new tidy spirit it was given an envelope whilst I took advantage of being able to … Continue reading

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I’ll show you mine..

This is the reason for the long delay between thinking about making jeans and actually starting to make them. I have too much stuff. Here’s a bit more. Cutting table is also s**t high.

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Jeans maybe

I bought this from the lonely hearts pile in Myrtille several months ago – one euro a metre. Its got a fair amount of stretch on the weft and none on the warp. Good for a pair of jeans? I … Continue reading

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Burda Style 05-2012 107 Pattern

A few bits of construction info. I chucked the tracing I made for this garment before setting off home, the diagrams show the departures from the Burda pattern. First, the dress needed to be shorter by about three inches. The … Continue reading

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