Monthly Archives: September 2013

Poorly sick…

Not I, I’m happy to say. My poor little Janome had a bit of a breakdown yesterday. For some reason it has started skipping stitches. So I gave it a good old clean, changed the needle (twice), experimented with different … Continue reading

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Robson Trench – day 7 progress

Well, making a trench coat is definitely a marathon, not a sprint. I did actually do some sewing yesterday, but so little I decided not to post about it… So today is my 7th day of working on my Robson. … Continue reading

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Why I keep him around

I am fortunate enough to have a sewing room. It is small and overcrowded and frequently messy, but it is a Room Just For Sewing In, and I know that not everyone is lucky enough to have one of those. … Continue reading

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Robson Trench – day 5 progress

Today has been all about the pockets. I actually first did my pocket welts a couple of days ago, but found I had difficulty getting the seam allowance correct at the corners, so yesterday I made a simple template and … Continue reading

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Robson Trench – day 4 progress

Oh my, it’s groundhog day here today. To start let me show you that seam from yesterday in better detail – I just couldn’t capture it in yesterday’s light: You remember it? the misaligned plaid? the wonky blue stitching? Now, … Continue reading

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Robson trench – day 3 progress

First of all I want to say thank you for your comments on these posts – it is a real motivator to know that you’re keeping an eye on my progress and to be honest I didn’t think anybody would … Continue reading

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Robson trench – day 2 progress

Well, today’s image is quite similar to yesterday’s: All I have achieved today is cutting out and applying interfacing and basting my underlining pieces to my shell fabric pieces. I say all, but I have been working on it, off … Continue reading

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