the Sewing Bee watch part II (it might be over, but we're still sewing)

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I thought I'd better start a new thread so that we don't lose it!

Original part here...

Background - flubba got excited by The Great British Sewing Bee and we all piled in too grin

Signing in. Thanks Unique. smile

I've run out of time. Cushions will have to wait until tomorrow. Sigh.

I'm here, spent today writing instead of sewing, but I'll get my dress finished one of these days...

HellesBelles396 Wed 01-May-13 17:10:58

I have bought cotton, thread and a zip for the tunic in the book smile

PigeonPie Wed 01-May-13 19:13:49

Thank you Unique for the new thread. I am hoping that I might have time after my appointment in Oxford tomorrow to shoot down to Mason's in Abingdon to see what they've got. smile

Fab, marking place on this thread - baby being evicted in 2 weeks, hopefully this one will last long enough that I'll be sewing again by the end grin

flubba Wed 01-May-13 21:36:54

Thanks for this, unique
blush at my over-excitement for the Bee, but grin that you're all of the same ilk smile

My DD (6 today) was given a sewing machine (one of the John Lewis kids' ones) and a sewing box for her birthday - so she can sew alongside me! smile (we need a heart emoticon!) smile smile

Yay Flubba grin my DD (6 on Saturday!) got one last year, she enjoys it but can't really use it independently just yet. She's made some dolls clothes and a quilt top on hers so far - nothing if not ambitious grin and I've had to give her free access to my remnant box.

flubba Thu 02-May-13 07:22:43

Yes, I have to admit I'm slightly worried about her wanting all my lovely fabrics to destroy and sew some knots into grin

How funny that your DD is three days younger than mine! smile I got all tear-y thinking back to this time six years ago - in some ways it's flown and some ways it's been an eternity already!

Happy birthday to flubbamini. Hope she had a great day!

I got round to it and made three cushion covers last night. Dh was majorly impressed by how much time I saved having a machine. I actually feel like I achieved something. Yay!

I am going to dig out my patterns today to see what is nice and simple to start with. Any advice to point me in the right direction is most welcome. grin

my birthday was yesterday too grin

i got a bias-binding maker and a crochet book.
and an unpicker (and a seam ripper by mistake because the woman in the wool shop doesn't know sewing... hmm)

nevergoogle Thu 02-May-13 21:26:40

checking in smile

MrsPennyapple Thu 02-May-13 23:13:51

Just found this thread, haven't got any further with the patchwork bag I started as I've been stupidly busy for ages. Hoping I'll be able to put in some time at the machine soon!

PigeonPie Fri 03-May-13 17:00:09

Well I managed to get to the fabric shop in Abingdon yesterday and got myself some denim for my jeans and some more calico for further toiles. So this weekend I hope I will be mostly sewing!

mamacoffee Sat 04-May-13 00:07:24

Hello there can I join? I was ready to print the pyjamas pattern today but while googling for it bc I couldn't find my book I read an amazon review of the book which said printing the patterns was a real faff bc loads of paper needed and then you have to stick it together and then the person found an error in the pattern (be warned! !)!! What is the best way to copy the patterns?

DameFanny Sat 04-May-13 00:09:05

Marking place to join in later

nevergoogle Sat 04-May-13 10:14:18

I email any downloaded patterns to the local print shop who print them off at 100% on big paper. Depending on the layout, I've had them print off copies with each section fully on the page so your pattern doesn't need sticking together. Do a search for your local print shop and ask them for help.

That is a brilliant idea nevergoogle. I'd never have thought of that.

DameFanny Sat 04-May-13 10:46:35

Ooh nevergoogle - good idea. Roughly how much would they charge?

DameFanny Sat 04-May-13 10:49:42

I would have joined in on the first thread but by the time I saw it there were already 400+ posts and i was lazy grin.

Have just started hand finishing a dress I put away about 10 years ago - I figure if I hand overcast I could be thin enough to wear it when it's done...

NomDeClavier Sat 04-May-13 11:18:03

Ooooh I'm in. I got a tad obsessed by Sewing Bee and am plotting to recover my sewing machine. Not sure where I'll put it...

I'm also dying to go to a workshop at Lauren's shop.

dining table nom , dining table grin

Before I got a seeing room I kept my machine, fabric etc etc in a kitchen cupboard that I emptied specially smile fortunately we do have a lot of kitchen cupboards!

(And sewed at the kitchen table!)

nevergoogle Sat 04-May-13 13:26:46

I think the last one I had printed was for the Burda Anda dress, that cost about £8-12. I'm not sure because I also sent DH to collect and pay for it. grin

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