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    Have not finished fixing the skirt yet.
    I cut 6" off the bottom of a cute long sleeve top and applied recycled hem tape. I don't like them too long. I'll hand-sew the hem tomorrow. I never got around to shortening the knit T-shirts for summer. Weather has turned cooler and there's always next year.

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    I removed shoulder pads and changed the buttons on a white cardigan from mom's. It had never even been worn.

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    Cut, turned and pinned new hem line for a challis skirt from mom's. I will probably do the hand sewing Saturday. I wore the white cardigan (new buttons) Monday and like it fine.
    The skirt that needed a new waist band is not finished - just lazy. The old waist size was 28" - who could wear that????

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    Don't you have a hemming stitch on your machine? So much quicker. 🙂

    I'm working on making little quilt squares with a maple leaf motif. I bought a jacket at a sale for $2 last weekend. It has autumn leaves embroidered all over it, but it has no pockets and I prefer it to be a little longer. The plan is to add a band of the leaf blocks around the bottom and then 2 leaf blocks for pockets on the front. I also need to add another buttonhole and button. I hope I can get it done by Tuesday, but it's been going much slower than anticipated. I'm not a quilter and I'm having trouble getting seams to line up so it all looks nice. But I will get it all done eventually.

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    I don't mind hand sewing and it's a portable project to take while "dad-sitting". I will feel like I accomplished something. I re-purposed a little needlepoint bag as my sewing take-along kit with needles, pins, small scissors and bobbins with whatever thread I need.

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    I did some hand sewing today and still hate it. I got the leaf squares made and sewed into a strip to go on the bottom of my new jacket. I plan to sew it on tomorrow. Still have to make pockets, too.Sewing clothing-20181102_194034_1541222678580.jpg

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    One of mom's jackets is a great rain jacket. It has a button-on hood but I discovered today several buttons missing. I went thru the baggie of random buttons brought home from her house and found the missing buttons - yeah. Sewed them on and sewed a "spare" into the lining. I also realized there should be a button-in lining which I assume is at the house somewhere.

    It also occurred to me I may be able to use one of the orphan linings in my trench coat (which has a really ugly lining.) But if I can match another lining pretty closely I'll just have to change the zipper.

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    Saw this in Kohl's, it is really cute. I like the stand-up collar, closure and contrast trim. This might look good in the blue wool with black trim.
    https://www.kohls.com/product/prd-33...e.jsp?prdPV=22

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    Today I cut out a black lightweight wool skirt and luckily found black lining fabric on hand also. I'm sure I have a zipper. May need some black hem tape.

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    I finished remodeling the sweatshirt I have been working on. I got it for a quarter at a rummage sale, along with a robe for a quarter to make the hood and pockets. I wanted to try adding a zipper to the front and I like how it turned out. I wish the zipper was longer, but otherwise it's something I will attempt again.Sewing clothing-20181121_122129_1542849829293.jpg

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    I love your sweatshirt. Great job!!

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    Thanks!

    I finished up a jacket project today. I got the jacket at a rummage sale for $2. I loved the leaf embroidery on it but it was too short and the sleeves were too short as well, plus it had no pockets. So I added 2 outside pockets, 2 inside pockets, a wide band at the bottom, and cuffs on the sleeves. It fits the way I want it now. I bought a bag of small cloth gift bags for 50 cents at the same sale and used those for the leaf blocks. Everything else came from stash. Total cash outlay was $2.50.
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    Great job on both. I am thinking about adding knitted cuffs to some of mom's old leather gloves. The old style gloves are shorter leaving wrists exposed. Sock tops would work as cuffs.

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    Great idea about the gloves.

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    Your embroidery is amazing! I love it. Gives your jacket it’s own individual style.

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