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Can’t help myself

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I found this stray machine left to itself near a garbage station. I couldn’t resist it’s pleading eyes and took it home. A bit cocky with my previous experience of fixing a broken machine I thought maybe I could save this one as well?

After taking it apart, I’d say I can. It’s in good shape, but a lot of pieces are missing, such as the bobbin case, one of the gears, the pedal and the attatchement pieces for the needle and the foot. Buying all that new is more than I can afford at the moment, so I’ll just keep it for a while. Maybe I’ll find another one, and build them together to one.

I dream of Kitty

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This christmas, I’m giving away 10 me-made things. 5 are finished (more or less), 3 under way and two not even started. Since the gifts are to be opened on christmas eve and I’ll be travelling the 23d, well…I’ve for quite a long time now realized that I’ll have to give away things under construction and finish them afterwards.

I found this Hello Kitty sheet in a thrift store, thinking I’d make a shirt out of it. Then I realized I could ask the reciever if they wanted the sheet the way it is, or a shirt. Thereby hiding an 11th not started gift in a finished one. I’m so clever.

Cross eyed

I’ve felt an urge to do embroidery for quite a while. Last summer I found this pillow case with a cross-stitch print on it and started to fill in some of the crosses, Foto-1939I hope to finish that one soon:) When I tried to do the same on plain pillow cases the woven threads were WAY to thin for me to see so I gave up. This blog really got me inspired, though and now I’ve found this really coarse linen and I’ll be damned if I can’t see these threads enough to make something out of it.Foto-1940

I also got me some reading glasses.

Left with a sash

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So someone took the dress and left the sash. How am I to interpret this?

  • They wanted the dress. It’s quite small, though, the statue is less than a half size person, and it’s not sewn together in the sides, so it would still need a belt to hold it together.
  • They saw my puting a dress on the statue as a political statement against nude females in public, ripped the dress off and left the sash in her hand as if she were a stripper, letting go of her last piece of clothing. Thus pointing out that females should be naked in public
  • They thought it was time for a change, the dress had been on for almost a week

Fitting issues

I’ve mentiioned before how I love mending, and this is a related topic. When I first made this dress, the bust darts were too high, (I’ve discussed reasons for that here). It made the dress a bit snug and flattens my chest a little, I’ve long thought about moving those seams but were top lazy. Until today.

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I tried the dress on and marked where my highest bust point were. I then ripped the seams and pressed a new fold from right before the highest point to where the fold had started before, I drew a line with a pen and a liner to make it easier to sew and ta daa! Much better fit. Why did I take so long to do this?

Turquoise redo

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I stumbled upon this dress in the bargain box at a thrift store. It has one shoulder strap missing, which I suppose is the reason it was in the box. I don’t normally like polyester or ruffles, but something with the color and how it’s cut got my attention.

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I don’t like the remaining pearl spaghetti strap so I’ll take that away and do something else. Although I could  get the dress on, I couldn’t move in it, so I’ll have to losen it a little, luckily there’s plenty of fabric in the seams. We’ll see how it ends up

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