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    Quote Originally Posted by mothhawk View Post
    I found an old Simplicity pattern for a nightshirt I last made in the 90's, so I thought I'd make another. ( last time I bought some it was about £3 per metre, now it's 3 times that )

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    It should have buttons down the front, but I can't be doing with messing about making buttonholes
    And did you need more materiel as well and I am not saying you did, I am simply asking if you did
    Oh and I prefer buttons down the front
    it may be a struggle to reach the top, but once your over the hill your problems start.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rary View Post
    And did you need more materiel as well and I am not saying you did, I am simply asking if you did
    No. When I first made one it was very loose and large. Now it fits to perfection.
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    I think it is great how some folk can adjust patterns to make them fit actually you lot put me to shame I can't craft anything nor paint, (not even a flat wall)the only thing I can draw is my breath (OH says if I don't stop snoring that could be coming to a stop) and the only tune I can play is from the wireless, radio for you more modern folk, or younger but keep them coming they are great to see
    Thogh I can use a needle and thread how else could I keep my pockets closed
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    it may be a struggle to reach the top, but once your over the hill your problems start.

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    Itís that time of year again. The weather is horrible and playing in the garden is loosing its appeal.
    So the craft stuff starts.
    My first attempt at cross stitch

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    Yesterday I picked up a crochet needle for the first time in over 30 years. Made a little basket.

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    Making my first teddy, and also watching the repair shop on TV inspired me to have a go at repairing and restoring my own panda teddy which I've had for as long as I can remember.

    He's had many repairs as his seams parted or wore through, done in my childish hand, and in my teenage years, very crudely, as I was never much of a seamstress. For a considerable number of years he has lain in a drawer, mostly ignored (but still loved), so I got him out and had a go.

    The cotton plush fabric seams had so many repairs I decided to completely undo them and machine stitch him back together. So - out with his stuffing. To my astonishment he was stuffed with plush fabric remnants and clippings and bits of mohair fabric in many colours, plus a bit of wood wool and odd tufts of kapok.

    He must be an austerity teddy, made when materials were still very scarce in the years after the war. I think he was made in the early fifties. As I looked more carefully I realised his front fur runs top to bottom, but his back fur runs across from side to side. His front is white plush and his back is black plush. His arms are very short and he is not jointed.

    Here he is before...

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    and after, washed, re-sown and restuffed

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    Endless wonder.

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    Great job Mothhawk, your teddy had been given a whole new lease of life.
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    He looks like new.
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