Monthly Archives: November 2014

Betting My Upcycled Shirt

PR’s Sewing Bee Contest Round 2 requires making something from up to 5 men’s shirts this week. I was only able to get one desperately dull white poly cotton number which was more of a handicap than an opportunity. Guess … Continue reading

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The Song of the Shirt

  Song of the Shirt by Thomas Hood With fingers weary and worn,    With eyelids heavy and red, A woman sat in unwomanly rags,    Plying her needle and thread—       Stitch! stitch! stitch! In poverty, hunger, and dirt,    And still with … Continue reading

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Pig in a Poke Sleeve Patterns

I nailed my colours to the mast on the set in sleeve pattern issue last post.  But how to put right a bad job ? Peggy Sagers says “Sleeves are so simple”. Not sure I agree with that, (or much … Continue reading

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Sleeve Serendipity and Bad Sleeve Patterns

This dress was posted on Gomi a couple of days ago. It set me off trying to figure out the sleeve. By a happy chance I found my old pattern for a strap sleeve and tried a bit of slash … Continue reading

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