Busy week

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I've been busy working on a fleece robe for me this  week. Simplicity  
#2482. The sewing is the easiest part. I had to do a FBA  in  front and  
a big adjustment on the back because I have become very rounded. I  
needed to add 1 3/4". Rather than do a couple of adjustments, I did 7.  
Each was 1/4 inch  and 1 inch between each one. It gave me more a more  
gentle curve I think. I also put in a center back seam. I also deleted  
the collar and I'm using a band at the neck. I cut a straight hem  
instead of the one shown in the sketch.
I had to put off the throw pillow covers until my DDIL checked the  
fabric. I was absolutely sure which side was the right side. I hope to  
start them tomorrow.
Juno



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Those look like very sensible alterations. The hem in the sketch looks a bit  
odd to me, too. In fact, I was downright enthusiastic about the pattern and  
thought I might like to make something like that robe for me, too. However,  
when I visited on the way back home from my dentist the Little Fabric Shoppe  
that is one of my main suppliers, I found out that they don't stock or order  
Simplicity any longer. The reason why: Simplicity was sold to Burda and they  
now have a policy that if you sell their patterns, you have to sell a  
certain number of them per month, otherwise, they take away the right to  
sell their products. As that shop is small, well stocked with all kinds of  
really pretty fabric (garment and patchwork), and well frequented but not  
part of a large chain, I can fully understand that the owner can't be  
bothered to stock everything you can get in major fabric stores. However,  
she has a couple of small lines of patterns not to be had in the big stores.  
Anyway, I bought two metres of light pink terry cloth for a bathing robe for  
DD, plus half a metre of expensive braid to decorate the pockets, and fabric  
for an apron for the one of my brothers who cooks; Christmas comes to us all  
once a year (to use that quote), and, dang, it manages to sneak up on me  
every time without giving me time to prepare. This year, though, there will  
be proper presents for most... And if I'm lucky, I'll manage cards, too.  
;-)

Anyway, I'll wait for your results with that pattern and then might get it  
online somewhere, or from the Big Fabric Store. Keep us posted, please!

U.  


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On 11/25/2013 11:06 AM, Ursula Schrader wrote:
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Ursula
If you're not in a hurry and can wait until it goes on sale,I'll pick it  
up for you and ship it to you.
Juno

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Oh dear, thank you but, no, please don't bother! It would be too expensive  
for you to ship it; I remember the shipping cost for that Loes Hinse pattern  
(which I didn't get in the end) - more than the whole pattern cost, I think.  
I can always order it at the big shop and pick it up from there myself at no  
extra cost. I thought it also might work well as a summer dress, with short  
sleeves, a higher hemline, and in linen (I've got tons of linen fabric laid  
by). It really tickled my fancy but one doesn't have to give in to every  
tickle, you know, and certainly not at the expense of friends.

U.  


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Sounds really cozy!  Your alterations make perfect sense.

I have to find my go-to pattern for a cotton velour robe  
http://butterick.mccall.com/b4406-products-7221.php?page_id=870  .  
I eliminate the cuffs (who needs all that extra fabric dragging  
through the morning coffee?) and use a long separating zipper  
instead of buttons-and-loops.

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Beverly
http://www.ickes.us


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*WE* are enjoying the size XL minkee robe I found at a fire sale. Mr. Esther  
has fractured a vertebra and it keeps him warm for the small times he's able  
to walk. Keeps me warm for the frequent times I have to do night time duties  
such as letting the dog in/out and being the 24 hour nurse.  Anyhow - the  
robe came with inside ties and a belt. Inside ties too tedious to bother  
with; belt tend to drag into the potty. A zipper would take more fiddling  
that we could manage. NOT fashionable but I've found a clamp - sort of a  
heavy duty clothespin works very well.  Polly



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On 11/26/2013 12:14 AM, Polly Esther wrote:
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On 11/26/2013 8:46 AM, Juno wrote:
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Polly this was one of those times when I hit sent without actually  
sending something. I'm sorry your husband hurt his back. That's no fun.  
I hope he mends quickly. Smart use of a nice comfy, cozy robe. Good find!
Juno

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Yes, of course, that is just >your< pattern. Why change a winning team? The  
pattern looks tempting, too. I remember admiring it in your green silk  
paisley jacket first. But then, on your figure, most things look nice, while  
on mine, most don't. Don't worry, I'm not complaining, it just is. The  
zipper is definitely the best solution for a garment made for comfort.

U.  


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Ursula Schrader wrote:
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The jacket was made using New Look #6759.
http://sewing.patternreview.com/patterns/16826
It had some darts for shaping.

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I prefer a long separating zipper on a robe rather than a  
lap-and-tie or buttons, but that's just my own personal  
idiosyncrasy.  ;-}

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Beverly
http://www.ickes.us



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On 11/25/2013 1:11 PM, BEI Design wrote:
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That's really nice, a no fuss robe. If I were to make it I's take of the  
collar as well as the cuffs.  I don't like  high collars on my clothes .  
I find they irritate my neck. That's the advantage of sewing over buying.
J

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I do like a small band collar.  I keep my thermometer at 66F during  
the day, and like having something snuggled around my neck while I  
read the paper and sip my mocha.

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Beverly
http://www.ickes.us


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On 11/27/2013 1:20 AM, BEI Design wrote:
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We keep the house at several  different temps.68 from 7:15 until 10AM.  
That keeps it warm for breakfast and showers. 66 from 10AM until 10:30  
PM Then back up to 68 for 30 minutes so the bedroom is warm  before  
going to bed. Then we drop it to 63 for the night. Our bedroom usually  
goes down to about 58 at night. When we get temps around zero at night  
the bedroom  might go down a little lower. Then we put more blankets on.

The robe is done, so are the 6 loaves of bread, 2 pies,1dairy free  
gluten free pumpkin and 1 regular sweet potato. I've also have 1 dozen  
gluten free rolls baked. 2 more loaves of bread to go tonight.I just  
hope the weather is OK for us to go to Albany tomorrow for dinner at DD  
house. If  we  can't go it's bread and pie for Thanksgiving dinner.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone.
Juno


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I'm making  Streusel Yams, Secret Family Recipe Sauerkraut and fresh  
cranberry/orange relish to take to our celebration.
The weather is expected to be cold but dry here.  Yay!

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Beverly E. Ickes
BEI Designs
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