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Tuesday, 16 April 2013

And the Sewing Machine's back in the Cupboard

I guess if I'd been gifted with three sons and one daughter rather than the other way round, I would have been able to reclaim a couple of days this week spent sewing.


Though of course I wouldn't have had the joy of making these pretty shirts, a feat which passed remarkably smoothly without too much unpicking and re-sewing involved.


For those who won't be present at the show this weekend, this is what the happening young crowd will be wearing.


Sal going the much-loved navy/fuchsia route,


Jess enjoying a little purple and paisley,



with Sarah just dotty for red.



Very pleased to have the dining table back functioning as it was intended.

23 comments:

  1. Very impressive! And you took close ups of the collars and buttonholes. Love the different colours.

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  2. Fiona, ganz super schöne Hemden hast du genäht, wie ein Profi!Alle gefallen mir sehr gut, das gestreifte mit den Pünktchen abgesetzt am besten!
    Gerne lese ich hier im Blog von eurer Familie!
    Liebe Grüße aus Deutschland von Wilma

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  3. well can I place my order please, that paisley is just divine! and I've always been partial to navy and fuscia, and also don't mind a bit of red dot either! Great work, VERY neat looking (you've been keeping your talents quiet, although the metres of recent piping probably gave the game away!)Look forward to seeing them on the girls...Wallace just making do with a boring old store bought shirt hey?! ;-)

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  4. ps was the navy one first...the pockets seem to have simplified along the way!

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    1. You're onto me Sharon! Two pocket flaps on the first, one pocket on the second, none on the last!

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  5. Fiona, these honestly look like the hardest things in the world to make. I am in complete awe of your sewing abilities. Absolutely beautiful! Do you speak German? Mel x

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    1. Unfortunately I don't speak German Mel, so need weidemama to come back and translate. And truly, collared shirts aren't hard to make. You should have a go.

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  6. Wow they are amazing. You are really talented. You should go into business. Hope the show goes well :0)

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  7. Geez! You're very good Fiona ... I struggle to make a straight pillowcase! The hip young crowd is going to look very snazzy!

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  8. Fiona the shirts are amazing. so professional.
    The colour/pattern combos are so pretty. x

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  9. Fiona, all super nice shirts you've sewn like a pro! See all really liked me, the striped dots deposited with the best!
    I love reading this blog of your family!
    Greetings from Germany by Wilma
    Unfortunately I do not speak English, but with Google Translate I can try it, laugh ......

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    1. Thanks so much for coming back! You'd left us wondering.

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  10. You are such a clever cookie. Your girls will look smashing! Happy days to you... xx
    P.S. look up "I quit sugar" and the 21 day sugar detox.

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  11. Fiona the girls shirts looked fantastic...I'm a bit sorry I didn't read this before the Show...you also did a great job in your duties at the Show. It was a great day wasn't it?

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  12. OMG can you sew!!!! Love the shirts!!!

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  13. These are stunning - it would have taken me months 9and a serious upgrade in skills) to produce this lot. Amazing ...

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  14. Love your shirts Fiona, they are gorgeous!
    I wonder where you find the time to sew....

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  15. You are amazing... I want me one of those shirts! Loved the shots of your kids showing their cattle too... mine will be jealous!

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  16. Hi! Long time stalker from afar! Can you please tell me what pattern you used for the girls shirts? It may just fix my ongoing drama of appropriate shirts for shows! I am hoping to get up to Rocky for Junior Beff Expo so would love to meet you then! Cheers, TEHA

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    1. Hi Thea,
      The pattern is Burda Kids 9524 (actually a boys shirt), so I simply swapped the buttons over. It was one of those patterns that all went together perfectly, though I always run a long stitch around the top of the sleeves to allow for a little gathering if necessary. Be sure to introduce yourself if you make it Junior Beef, would be lovely.

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    2. Thanks Fiona... love a well put together pattern (I did wonder if it was a Burda!). Fingers xd I can make the work gods shine one me and we can get to Rocky!

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