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It's suspiciously quiet here so I am supposing you are all heads down  
and creating.

I have been making reversible hoodies for my stall with a lovely lot of  
polar fleece that arrived the other week.
I am also trying to think about Christmas gifts. any ideas for my Niece  
12 going on 20 would be appreciated. She didn't much like what I made  
her 2 years ago, no complaints I could just tell from her face when she  
opened it, it was a furry gilet.I purchased last years gift but thought  
I might try and make again this year. Brave or mad? not sure.

  I am going to do a dressing up set for my great nephew. he has a  
pirate obsession going on which has inspired me.

Any ideas for adult women, I am at a loss.

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Claire in Montreal FRANCE
http://claireowenperso.free.fr

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I'm currently apparently on a jacket kick... just finished a pattern for a  
rain jacket for my husband, and I need one, too.  Then I've got a piece of  
large paisley pinwale corduroy that's calling out to me that it wants to be a  
coat, but I need to find a matching solid for it first.  And a couple of  
pieces of ultrasuede that are likewise telling me they're really jackets.

In the meantime, I need some winter shirts, so I'm working on them.

Kay


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I'm trying to stash dehance.   also may be getting new oldie machine


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no, keep trying.  

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how so?


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what's a furry gilet?

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I give/make my younger relations what I think they need,
like it or not.  

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 or anyone given what's around nowadays.


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A sleeveless vest made of fur fabric, they are quite a la mode here with  
the teens.



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Claire in Montreal FRANCE
http://claireowenperso.free.fr

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Claire in France wrote:

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Too funny!  I just ordered black & ivory houndstooth fleece  
https://www.fabric.com/buy/de-971/winterfleece-houndstooth-black-ivory
to make a sleeveless vest for my DGD for Christmas.  I didn't know  
it they a special name. <g>

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Beverly
http://www.ickes.us


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On 10/27/2014 6:28 AM, Claire in France wrote:

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Which reminds me of the "monkey vest" Terry Moore made for Lotte  
Verbeek, who plays Geillis Duncan in Outlander.
http://www.terrydresbach.com/geillis-duncan/

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Pogonip

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brava!


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cycjec wrote:
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Hold your applause, it's a more complicated job than I first  
thought.  ;-}


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 will keep you both in mind; bests wishes for a good outcome


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Sounds terrific.  I especially like the sound of paisley corduroy.


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It was one she tried on while shopping for her prom dress.  She  
chose another very pretty gown, but I thought she should have this  
one (she will *need* a spectacular performance gown <g>) so I  
purchased it for her as part of my graduation gift to her.

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I revised my plan: After removing the self binding they used for the  
hem from the front and carefully removing sequins at and below the  
new stitching line, I realized they had cheaped-out and hemmed the  
back by stitching right *through* the sequins (they had not at on  
the front), which made the back hem really nasty.  So I removed the  
rest of the binding, and carefully removed all the sequins below the  
stitching line, re-applied the binding (I had to make some  
additional binding, I used the cut-off from the front), turned up  
the new hem and hand stitched it in place.  I am now replacing  
random sequins at the new bottom edge, I saved as many as I could.

A job I probably would not do for anyone other than DGD. ;-D

Pics later,

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Beverly
http://www.ickes.us


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