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jedijudy

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Originally posted by Curiosity killed ...:
<tangent> I couldn't find a crafting thread - and wasn't sure if I should start a new one. </tangent>

Go for it! [Big Grin]

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lily pad
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Originally posted by Curiosity killed ...:
I have managed to dressmake - a pair of pyjama bottoms - first time I've had the sewing machine out for ages, and not for mending. The thing that took the longest was making the pattern pieces (from a grid pattern in a book).

Re making patterns for pyjama bottoms, I only ever make them from my last favourite pair. I find that they fit really well and are simple enough to cut from a garment rather than from a paper pattern. Btw, I loved seeing the word "winceyette". It is a long time since I have heard it as it is not used around here.

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Today I finished doing something I expect never to do again - making 10 Christmas tree skirts. Local nursing home has that many large artificial trees that go up each year, and they must minimise any trip hazards. I would never have a skirted tree in my house, but I understand it is quite the thing to do in some parts of America. I just never expected I would be making any. Very grateful for the internet for ideas.

I used old circular tablecloths, green (rubber backed) curtaining and lots of white lace and silver ribbon so the edges would be clearly visible. Now it is all packed away in their storage area ready for next Christmas. I shall have to wait until then to see how my recycling works...

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Yeah, but ... the whole reason I was making pyjama bottoms in a tearing hurry that evening was that after removing allergens* there were no pyjama bottoms left for my daughter to sleep in, or for me to clone from. I do still need to make another pair out of the other stashed length of cotton winceyette this week, but that will be much quicker as I now have a pattern, although I do need to adjust it slightly.

Other revived undead hobbies include knitting a ruffle scarf - I made several a couple of years ago, and making a pattern from an unusual blouse that was being removed as part of the cleansing process.

* rather than derailing this thread I'll take the reasons to TICTH.

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Today I had a request from eldest daughter to help her make a large dreamcatcher with macrame tails. I had to confess to her that I still have the 1970's macrame book I used in various high school projects for art...and...wait for it...a box of macrame tails finished with genuine 1970's orange wooden beads....

Cue creaking of coffin lids...

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