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My latest sewing projects

Discussion in 'DIY and Traditional crafts' started by John Fenna, Nov 15, 2019.

  1. John Fenna

    John Fenna Lifetime Member & Maker

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    I was intending to make some summer clothing (to fit my new body shape!) last spring - but time got away from me and I have only just made it. Two pairs of trousers and a SAS smock to my re-cut patterns (like my previous Ventile creations) in an almost windproof 100% cotton twill fabric.
    I am now ready for next summer! :)
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    I have also been making an Iron Age outfit for my new job as an "Activities and Education Contributor" at Castell Henllys Iron Age fort (basically interpreting the site and the Iron Ge for visiting schools etc
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    I do have fun!
     
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    Wildgoose Full Member

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    Sounds like a dream job.
    Great looking kit too
     
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    Mesquite Anyone for sailing?

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    Looking very dapper John.

    Where do you source the twill fabric from?
     
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    John Fenna Lifetime Member & Maker

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    I got the fabric from our local market - Caz, the owner, and I were Scout Leaders together and I get a healthy discount...
    The Iron Age stuff was from various sources including Charity shops and our local "posh" fabric shop - I try to "shop local" as much as possible.
     
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    Love that coat. Is there a drawstring inside for the wind at the waist?
    Thank you for the pockets big enough to be useful.
     
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    John Fenna Lifetime Member & Maker

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    No waist drawcord - I do not suffer that badly from wind at the waist..... the drawcord is below the buttocks...
    :)
     
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    Great stuff, wish I had the skills meself. You can’t beat that sense of satisfaction when you make something yourself to your own spec
     
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    crosslandkelly A somewhat settled

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    Good looking kit John.
     
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    John Fenna Lifetime Member & Maker

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    Thanks for the comments guys - I have lots of fun making all sorts of stuff :)
     
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    I still like your little pink number John...
     
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    Love the bushcraft suit , you remind me of Action Man Adventurer
     
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