8 June 2023

The jacket progression - or not!

Well the fabric is made but unfortunately all is not going well at the moment!!!

I think it will take a little sorting out but I need a space of time to make that happen.  

I had planned to ‘fit’ the fabric over the fleece and make slits in the fabric to give access to the ‘already there’ pockets in the fleece.  However when I got to that point I thought it would be somewhat foolhardy.   The placket around the fleece zip was rather thick and to get the new placket on the fabric to fit EXACTLY over the right place was a risk too far. 

So I’ve made patch pockets instead!!  Now I haven’t just made them out of just ‘patchwork pieces’, I’ve added in some fleece lining to give them a more ‘padded’ look/feel and then added plain lining to hide it.  

Another ‘problem’ is that I’m not happy with the sleeves as they’re too bulky under the armpit.  Back to the unpicker gadget and another ‘date’ with BC3!!!!  When the sleeves are sorted and the pockets are placed in the right place it ‘should’ be quite straightforward - I hope!!!

6 June 2023

A new Houtz book

Have you seen the new book by Gary and Randy Houtz?  If not I suggest you take a look at it.  It’s called Tatting Chain Around.

Sue told me one day that she was ordering a copy from America and asked if I wanted to order with her to save on postage.  I’m not sure if the book is available yet in the UK - worth a check, though.  Anyway, I digress.  

The book is full of fun things and it’s interesting to see how those ‘crafty guys’ have managed to make decent sized motifs without ever starting and stopping.  The motif below (which is on page 30) is a classic example.  

I’m now working on the motif on page 36 so you’ll HAVE to buy the book to see what that’s going to look like!!!

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