rachagainstthesewingmachine

a blog about my adventures in dressmaking, crochet, knitting and anything else i try to make.

“these things take practice, rach” – the colette hawthorn dress.

hawthorn dress by colette        1) i am happy with this dress  2) i was not happy with myself when i was making it    my big problem is fitting; when will i learn to cut the size 8 top and 12 bottom?! i really want to go on a fitting/adjustment type class but i can’t find one available around where i live. anyway, the dress.      

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only a quick knitting post

here’s a scarf I’m re-knitting for my boyfriend. I cast on too many stitches the first time I knitted it (36) so it was too wide therefore too short. so I’ve unravelled it and taken it down to 27 stitches and I’ve started again. it’s just KKP, I think it looks ace!  make sure you’ve cast on a total number of stitches that can be divided by 3 🙂 it’s

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#1 – my first week in (mostly) uncharted waters

my first post, eek! i tried starting a sewing blog on tumblr but i don’t think many people use it, so now i’m trying to figure this out. can we mention ‘other’ blogs?  i don’t know blog code. i bought my first “good” sewing machine last week, i was a bit apprehensive about buying one because the last time i tried anything to do with one, i just got very

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