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    I would sew the lace onto the T-shirt and not cut away underneath. I'm short-waisted so a shirt being too short is not usually my problem. White shorts Hopefully I'll cut off the navy poly shorts tonight and put hem tape on. The hem fell mid-kneecap originally. These will be more dressy than the navy shorts I already have.

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    Finished the navy poly shorts.
    I found this free PDF hat pattern to try, looks easy enough and I have plenty of suitable fabric to try with.
    https://www.sewmamasew.com/2015/06/r...from-elsewhen/

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    That looks like an interesting hat project. Let us know how it goes.

    I will be home sewing today, waiting for the plumber. I think I'll work on stuff that is already cut, get some small projects out of the way.
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    Copied a existing top onto tissue paper and made 1 top from fabric on hand. I did something that did not work well on the neckline, so I may re-do later. (learning experience). I'm going to cut out another top. These are silky-type summer tops that match existing simple elastic-waist skirts I already made. Not a lot of fabric required due to simple neckline and no sleeves. However there are interesting possibilities with contrasting binding or trims.

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    Thinking about fixing several coats instead of buying new ones.
    1) Already fixed a broken zipper pull tab in oldest parka by inserting a split ring in the hole on the slider and a keychain fob.

    2nd parka could use a new zipper - I see them available online and maybe JoAnn for about $6-7 so worth while to do. It is good condition except for the #@$! zipper.

    3) Black trench/raincoat that I always disliked the zip-out lining flannel plaid fabric and I have a lot of wool yardage. So use the old lining as a pattern, make new lining and transfer zipper from old to new lining. Hand-wash new lining only since wool but outer shell still would be washable.

    4) A jacket that has a faux fur body lining, but lining in the sleeves is too thin and not warm enough. Still
    deciding what I could use for sleeves lining but I probably can find something. Even if I have to buy, not much yardage would be required.

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    #1 and #4 above already done. I'm working on #3.
    Replacing the zipper in parka #2 would really be a pain once I looked at how the current zipper is installed. Last resort.

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    Figured out how to alter sweat pants that were so baggy in the crotch. Not what I expected (tried once before and it did not work out.) I took measurements off a pair of knit pants that DO fit. Front rise (crotch to waist) should be about 3" shorter than it was on the sweatpants. So cut the inside leg seams from about calf up through crotch. Re-position back piece against shorter front piece w/ correct rise. Baste & try on, then finish w/tight zig-zag. Also took in the front seam about 1/2" thru the belly. Much better fit now. I have several more pairs to work on now I have figured this out.

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