A completed project

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Well, not complete, because there are four more bras waiting for me to
complete the casings and insert elastic, but I did hang up a finished
bra yesterday.

I noticed that it looks much prettier than the older bras, including
one that has been in service only a couple of weeks, and reflected
that it will never again look that pretty.

Because I will never again iron it.

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Joy Beeson
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Re: A completed project
On Thursday, December 28, 2017 at 10:02:21 PM UTC-6, Joy Beeson wrote:
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Got any pictures????


Re: A completed project
On Thu, 28 Dec 2017 21:46:33 -0800 (PST), ItsJoanNotJoann

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http://wlweather.net/PAGESEW/BLG2XVII/BRAF1086.JPG

The four unfinished bras on the ironing board, waiting for elastic.

There are lots of pictures of intermediate stages in my sewing blog,
http://wlweather.net/PAGESEW/2017SEW2.HTM
starting on the fourth of September, but no pictures of the finished
product.

Warning:  this blog is absolutely everything that passes through my
mind:  the classic "too long, did not read".

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Joy Beeson
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Re: A completed project
On Friday, December 29, 2017 at 7:20:50 PM UTC-6, Joy Beeson wrote:
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You have been very busy and it's good to see how well your cat
'helps' you.

:-)


Re: A completed project
On Thu, 28 Dec 2017 21:46:33 -0800 (PST), ItsJoanNotJoann

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I finally got around to photographing the finished product:

http://wlweather.net/PAGESEW/BLG2XVII/2BRA6h.JPG

Or if you want a humongous file here's the cropped-but-not-scaled
version:

http://wlweather.net/PAGESEW/BLG2XVII/2BRA.JPG

I don't think you'll have any trouble telling which one has been
washed a couple of times.

I have cut elastic to finish two of the remaining four bras, but
darning my alpaca tights has priority over putting it in.  

I'll need warm clothes when I go out to buy ten yards of quarter-inch
elastic.  Only three inches remained after I cut six thirty-inch
pieces.

My next project is to buy a bolt of muslin to make sheets and
pillowcases.  Two of my linen sheets have "dare I wash this?" thin
spots, and I haven't looked closely at the other two.

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Re: A completed project
On Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 8:38:14 PM UTC-6, Joy Beeson wrote:
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You did a great job!
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I just threw away a set of sheets about two weeks ago where I had  
patched them but they ended up tearing in other places and it was
worth patching again.  Same for the pillowcases and this set was
only about 15 years old.  100% cotton and 300 thread count.

Re: A completed project
On Thu, 4 Jan 2018 21:26:30 -0800 (PST), ItsJoanNotJoann

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I considered 200 thread count too stiff for sheeting, and have never
looked at 300.  

After my 200-count sheets wore out, I needed tough paper to pin a note
to a pair of shorts I was sending to Marthe Hess to be copied, and I
tore an eight-and-a-half by eleven piece off the rag and ran it
through my computer's printer *without* first ironing it to freezer
paper!

I didn't starch it, either.

Scenery muslin is too coarse, but it's better than crackling when I
roll over.

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