Thanks for all the encouraging words following my last post - I got a sale!!
I had a busy week last week - earlier in the month, in the online sales, I bought two pairs of Laura Ashley curtains, beautiful fabric, fully lined, just too long. No problem thought I!
And here's a top tip - I remembered a customer who used to use the shop I worked in - she made curtains professionally and in conversation, she recommended that if you ever need to shorten lined curtains - do it from the top. Either cut or unpick the tape, cut to size and sew the tape back on. You still have the lovely finish without having to worry about blind hemming or hand sewing hems.
It worked very well for me although I did have a major blip with one out of the four curtains - I measured about 4 times, cut once and it was too short - the air went blue and I felt momentarily sick. Next day when I returned to the scene of the crime, I put it right and continued with the remaining 3 curtains. All is now well and they look good.
As a bit of light relief and a quicker sewing fix, I ade this wee scarf for my favourite little person.
Emily in our Bee a Brit Stingy Bee. Emily has asked for x & + blocks, they are all over the blogs at the moment and proved to be good fun to make even if I did have to unpick a couple...........
I changed the values in this next one, sticks out a bit like a sore thumb.
Oh, and I watched a lot of tennis..........................