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Thursday, 30 July 2020

Another sewing day

I know all this rain keeps the garden lush and growing strongly but bluuuuueeergh.  It feels as if it has rained for nearly all of July and I am cold - even if it's only 2 or 3 logs I should not be lighting the woodburner at suppertime, but I am.  When it is finally dry enough to cut the grass the job will be a hard-work nightmare and Management has already been warned he's going to be involved in helping me.

Another day of simple sewing yesterday.  With a few tweaks I now have my preferred face-mask pattern*  adjusted to fit.  Having already lost the first one I made I know these are going to become like gloves, hats and scarves:  I have "speshul skills" when it comes to misplacing all three, might as well add masks to the list of disappearing accessories.




Back to the scraps now, that is quite enough Grown Up Sewing for one week.



*other patterns are available (thousands of them!).  This works for me:  Dhurata Davies



10 comments:

  1. You are very well prepared and those fabric patterns are lovely. I only have three and as I'm guaranteed to misplace them I'm sure I'll be making or buying some more before long. X

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    1. Hi Jules, I suspect we are going to be using masks for a long time, so eventually I will get through these and need to make more.

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  2. July has been a miserable month, let's hope August will be better. I like your selection of masks, I have one I bought and some provided by the district nurse so no need to test my poor/non-existent sewing skills. I hope your finger is healing well.

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    1. Hope you are feeling better Eileen. Finger is progressing slowly thanks.

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  3. Great looking masks.its still very dry here on the Essex coast. We had very fine drizzle on Saturday but nothing to write home about.

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    1. Crazy weather - yesterday it rained and was cold.

      Today - clear blue sky, and when I went back to the car at Sainsbug’s the dashboard told me it was 30 degrees outside!

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  4. Sewing today - was very taken by the simplicity of the pattern - so much less faffy than the one I have been wrestling with recently - glad you shared the link thank you xxx

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    1. I am so glad that helped you my dear. During my ‘mask day’ I made a couple of tweaks which are working well for us - I have omitted the horizontal dart at the nose end, and it now fits me much better.

      For Management, whose head is larger and a completely different shape to me, he has found if he puts the chin bit on top (so it’s upside down!) then it is much more comfortable!

      Just wore one of mine for an hour in the hairdresser and it was not as ghastly as I expected.

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  5. That is my favourite pattern of the fitted ones but I only make them for family so I can measure. I have made and donated more than 300 masks in the classic rectangle courtesy of Leah Day https://leahday.com/pages/how-to-make-a-face-mask-free-pattern.

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    1. You’re right Marjorie, fit is so personal. Well done for making so many :-)

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