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« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2011 09:04:38 PM »

I'm really sorry about this but it says I need to make 10 posts before I can post pics of the bolero thingy I just altered soo.... I think this is number 7
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« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2011 09:05:30 PM »

Number 8
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« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2011 09:06:15 PM »

Number 9
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« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2011 09:07:29 PM »

Number 10... phew! BTW, what's with all the ducks?
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« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2011 09:08:19 PM »

First sewing adventure.

Frumpy brown sweater into wobbly bolero. Hubby said 'it needs fancying up' any ideas? Smiley

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« Reply #15 on: April 02, 2011 12:23:31 PM »

Add some buttons.
A row on each side, think that would look pretty nice
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« Reply #16 on: April 02, 2011 02:30:05 PM »

I did a line of hand stitching around the neck and down the front on each side.
I used a big darning needle and some cream coloured 'feather wool', then I took the needle and teased up the feathery bits.
It looks a bit rough but definitely has added a contrast and has broken up the whole lot of brown.

Well, I've done all of the household mending and am hoping to attack another old sweater today. This one is a little more difficult, it has a large turtle neck.

When I was searching for the bubble wrap I had stored away for my dummy, I found a large quantity of cream and dusty pink faux fur hidden in the cupboard. Could be time to make a collar or little shrug... or both! Just need some satin to line them :/
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« Reply #17 on: April 11, 2011 03:32:38 PM »

You're brave!  I have yet to work up the nerve to cut into a sweater...   Tongue
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« Reply #18 on: April 11, 2011 04:12:56 PM »

It is easy peasy, take the scissors and SNIP! (Dont forget to put in some control stitching first if you're using a knit  Wink )

I went to Mum's yesterday and she gave me a handful of vintage zippers, all unused and totally WOW colours (yay for the 60s) AND she gave me a bag FULL of patterns, all from the 60s-70s. I just had to go to the shop and buy 4m of fabric! I have no idea what I want to do with it though!
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« Reply #19 on: April 12, 2011 10:07:35 AM »

Ooooh... can we see the "fancied up" version of the bolero?
It's really cute, btw. I'm totally excited to see what else you make. Smiley
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