Chopping up the wardrobe...

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Well, well, well….. what a time!
You were of course all right about the overlocker….. its unbelievabely wonderful! I can see its going to take some getting used to though, all those needles and threads, enough to turn a girls brain to jelly. But I think practice will help to make me better and neater with it. Its one of those things that is not easier than it looks!

The above top was a size 10 charity shop find for £1.50 which was made in the most beautiful print on soft jersey. It has a plunging neckline (I say…) and a crossover front. I fell in love with it and hoped that the jersey would be stretchy enough to fit…. Im a size 14 but can get away with a 12 for stretchy tops. It didnt! What a fidget….. untill now…..
I chopped off the too tight sleeves, overlocked, Im going to type that again because it felt quite nice, overlocked the armholes and then cutting off the top of each sleeve, did the same for them.

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And there we go… a rather nice set to wear out, or in I suppose too! Ive never worn seperate sleeves before and I must say they are really effective! Its not exactly warm outside today but I didnt feel cold. Just look at that tidy edge seam!
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My witches stone (rather special because it was waiting for me at the seaside one late summer evening) looked rather lovely with this neckline so Im throwing in a nice image of it, especially as All Hallows Eve is looming. As I type, a revolting long dark brown velour dress is drying on the kitchen washing line ready for the ‘overlocker’ treatment tommorow. Im splitting it straight down the front and finishing the edges, then making a button tab with the neckline trimmings, and finally closing it with a big leather button at the top. It going to hopefully be a wonderful thin overcoat to wear for the long weekend ahead sitting out under the starry sky poking bits on my fire……
Planned outfit for the Fairy Shoemaker is:

The long dk brown velvety overcoat (calf length).
Newly made dk brown long petticoat.
Raggedy bottomed linen brown fairy skirt.
Mid brown t shirt which Im chopping up and altering the neckline on later….
Dark brown corset (birthday present made by middle tiddlywink) which laces with gossamer ribbons.
Striped dark green and black stockings.
O and obviously…. a pair of fairysteps fairy shoes.
In short, I am going to look like a big bar of chocolate…

I think I need to make a pointy hat too….. now where is some stiffish fabric? I promise to dress up Polly with all the garb and post a picture here!

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