Tag Archives: bodice block

Bodice block is on hold for the mo

A few evenings ago I climbed back into the bodice and stood very still while JJ carefully pinned me in (note to self, a centre back closure on a block is just daft).  About ten minutes later he ever so … Continue reading

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More creases and wrinkles

Here’s the bodice so far, with some alterations/hacks started. It is an improvement on the first version.  Progress hey?  Here’s what I did: Removed 5/8″ seam allowances from the neckline and armscye.  The neck still looks a little high so … Continue reading

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New things and a little sewing

Sewing?  Oh that, yes I have done a little.  A very little.  One of the merino tops for the girls is made up and I’ve sneezed at the bodice block.  That is to say I have removed the 5/8″ seam … Continue reading

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Wrinkles and creases

And here finally in all its wrinkled unaltered glory is the size 12 bodice block on me. Man my right arm looks weirdly enlarged in the rear view pic…. but ignore that as best you can.  Also please note that … Continue reading

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Let the search begin

I would love a dress form and could use one now more than ever.  The process of fitting my bodice block would be helped immensely by being able to walk around myself, stick pins in and so forth.  I just … Continue reading

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Bad sewing and fab fabric

I’m human and cannot cannot resist the wonderful temptation that a good fabric sale brings.  So, when The Curious Kiwi noted that a Wellington store was selling yardage for a song I went the very next day and bought a … Continue reading

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Slow sewing, tailors tacks and such

Slow sewing.  Do you do it?  Or do you zoom through projects with the finished product firmly in your sights? I certainly tend to the latter but over the last year or so I have started to slow it right … Continue reading

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Things a tickin’ along

I haven’t done much actual sewing in the last couple of weeks other than this little top for my girls.  Shirring is pretty but boy does it take ages to secure all those ends so thank GOD for zig zag … Continue reading

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