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post #211 of 350
He's very lucky that Mrs. NOBD is that cooperative. I suggested it to Mrs. AJ and she said that she will rather pay for the PS than spend her 2 weekly off sewing PS.
post #212 of 350
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He's very lucky that Mrs. NOBD is that cooperative. I suggested it to Mrs. AJ and she said that she will rather pay for the PS than spend her 2 weekly off sewing PS.

Haha! I just get 'the look'!
post #213 of 350
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Nice one NOBD (or Mrs NOBD..?!) - I admire your approach and love these mini photo-essays. Keep them coming!

Definitely Mrs. Thanks.


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Originally Posted by aj_del View Post
He's very lucky that Mrs. NOBD is that cooperative. I suggested it to Mrs. AJ and she said that she will rather pay for the PS than spend her 2 weekly off sewing PS.

This one was done in half an hour, I think. But I see what you (or rather she) mean(s).
post #214 of 350
Excellent work!
post #215 of 350
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Thank you, WMOG.
post #216 of 350
Just found this thread and I have to say that your work is truly amazing

Is all the fabrics from old clothes or do you buy some too?
post #217 of 350
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Originally Posted by Wiker View Post
Just found this thread and I have to say that your work is truly amazing

Is all the fabrics from old clothes or do you buy some too?

Not really my work, but thank you.

No, not everything is from old clothes. We've bought some and have been donated some (shirt fabrics) as well.
post #218 of 350
Thread Starter 
Second Life for a Shirt


Nice shirt, but unfortunately worn-out (about seven years old). The colours are
still quite vibrant after wearing and washing it many, many times, but the collar...






This I can do myself:






But not this:






To be continued.
post #219 of 350
Thread Starter 
The parts

fronts - back




sleeve - collar/cuffs




I was curious about the lining:



No fusing. The lining"”feel free to correct me if I am not using the right term(s)"”is loose: sewn,
not fused to the fabric. Same for the cuffs:




Pattern on back:




Pattern on sleeve; this pattern is repeated four times:




And a pocket square for daddy:

post #220 of 350
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The parts are cut, so now it's time to sew them together:




The bottom part of the dress"”almost square. The shape will be created by pleats.




Finishing of the armhole:




Close-up:




The elements of the top part and the example:




That's it for today. Time for a

post #221 of 350
Thread Starter 
Moving on

The four elements of the upper part sewn together:




Through the machine:




Done:




No pattern-matching on the side seam... let's call it sprezza:




Finishing on the inside of the side seam

post #222 of 350
This is just great. You are awesome, nobd. Keep up the good work!
post #223 of 350
This thread is so sweeet! Can't wait to see the finished product.
post #224 of 350
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^
Thanks, both! Here you go:


Thread through gathered fabric, pull thread: pleats




Sew:




And done:




Details:




And a last one on a hanger:



The End
post #225 of 350
Simply amazing

I really enjoy the periodic updates -- it's like a friend calling out of the blue.
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