Tag Archives: altering

Japanese old man trousers

There have been a few changes around BST since my last post: I bought a new point-and-shoot camera (this might have happened shortly before the last post) I bought a remote to use with said camera the snow melted *** … Continue reading

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shirt shortening, round 2

OK, now to the good stuff – stuff for me! I bought these two linen shirts on sale (a few weeks apart) two, maybe three summers ago. My regular size seemed unusually narrow in the shoulders so I went up … Continue reading

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shirt shortening, round 1

Here’s another low-risk project to get the sewing juices flowing. My husband bought four linen-cotton shirts – same cut, different colours – something like 5 years ago. He once mentioned that he found them a little long and if I … Continue reading

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8 Oct 2011 MAF

Today’s alteration was to add a removable and washable sweatband to a summer hat. Here’s the hat: It may look somewhat familiar. I wanted a strip of fabric that was about 1ΒΌ” wide, with a fold on one side and … Continue reading

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mending and altering

Much of the sewing related work I do is mending with a little altering, and the odd bit of finishing thrown in (MAF). Not necessarily sexy, but it explains why I may feel like I’m spending time sewing but that … Continue reading

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