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Hello - Alice here 👋 - reporting progress on the first of my #makenine2020 garments. First up - the Olso Coat - hurrah! It’s cold and grey & damp here in the Fens & I’m in need of warmth as well as some colour in my life.
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I’m using the PDF version of the #oslocoat - be warned - that’s over 100 individual sheets of paper 😢 We love PDF patterns here at ClothSpot - as do many of our customers who live in out-of-the-way places and who have forgotten to factor in advance delivery planning time for either a paper pattern or a copyshop print of a PDF pattern. However convenient they are, the assembly can be a daunting: We did a couple of blog posts on this a while back; this one has all our tips and tricks in it: https://clothspot.co.uk/2017/09/instant-gratification-part-2-using-pdf-sewing-patterns/  In short though - a gluestick and wallpaper scissors are your friends.
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The upside of printing onto A4 paper is that the resulting pattern pieces are much more durable than tissue paper and can be easily reused. They’re also very stable when cutting - although the mohair fabric is shedding hairs all over the ClothSpot workroom…😣🧹
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As well as interfacing the recommended elements of the Oslo coat, I’m interlining all my pieces with a knit interfacing. More on that on Tuesday with top tips thrown in🙌 - but meanwhile that’s meant lots of extra cutting, although it’s much easier to mark up using chalk than the mohair would have been.
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Hello - Alice here 👋 - reporting progress on the first of my #makenine2020 garments. First up - the Olso Coat - hurrah! It’s cold and grey & damp here in the Fens & I’m in need of warmth as well as some colour in my life. ⠀⠀ I’m using the PDF version of the #oslocoat - be warned - that’s over 100 individual sheets of paper 😢 We love PDF patterns here at ClothSpot - as do many of our customers who live in out-of-the-way places and who have forgotten to factor in advance delivery planning time for either a paper pattern or a copyshop print of a PDF pattern. However convenient they are, the assembly can be a daunting: We did a couple of blog posts on this a while back; this one has all our tips and tricks in it: https://clothspot.co.uk/2017/09/instant-gratification-part-2-using-pdf-sewing-patterns/ In short though - a gluestick and wallpaper scissors are your friends. ⠀⠀ The upside of printing onto A4 paper is that the resulting pattern pieces are much more durable than tissue paper and can be easily reused. They’re also very stable when cutting - although the mohair fabric is shedding hairs all over the ClothSpot workroom…😣🧹 ⠀⠀ As well as interfacing the recommended elements of the Oslo coat, I’m interlining all my pieces with a knit interfacing. More on that on Tuesday with top tips thrown in🙌 - but meanwhile that’s meant lots of extra cutting, although it’s much easier to mark up using chalk than the mohair would have been. •⠀ •⠀ •⠀ #clothspot #makenine #makenine2020⠀ #tessutipatterns #oslocoat ⠀ #memadewardrobe #pdfpatternassembly #pdfpatterns #pdfsewingpatterns #pdfpatternsewing
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Hi 👋Alice here! We try very hard to source our fabrics as sustainably as possible. Most of our collections come from designers’ sample runs -collections are developed in this country & fabrics are left over from the process. They also come from manufacturing over-runs, or ‘deadstock’. This can be a great way of making sure that nothing goes to waste from the manufacturing process, but we’re cautiously aware that some mass-production runs have calculated ‘deadstock’ sales into their costs and ⬆️ production accordingly. We try and ensure that as much of our deadstock fabric as possible, comes from higher-end European designer & manufacturers’ surplus fabric. However we know that nothing is as sustainable as re-purposing an existing garment or making something from your stash. ⠀⠀
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This loosely-woven checked mohair (we think!) Will be one of my #makenine2020 🙌 It came from a ‘stash’ being sold on behalf of someone no longer able to use their precious fabric. I’m thrilled to have had this piece to work with - but also disappointed that the original owner never got to work with it, much less wear it. It’s made me all the more determined not to put off wearing ‘best’ clothes, or delay making up ‘precious’ fabric in the future.
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Looking forward to the big reveal...pics coming soon📷
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-Stash Sewing- Hi 👋Alice here! We try very hard to source our fabrics as sustainably as possible. Most of our collections come from designers’ sample runs -collections are developed in this country & fabrics are left over from the process. They also come from manufacturing over-runs, or ‘deadstock’. This can be a great way of making sure that nothing goes to waste from the manufacturing process, but we’re cautiously aware that some mass-production runs have calculated ‘deadstock’ sales into their costs and ⬆️ production accordingly. We try and ensure that as much of our deadstock fabric as possible, comes from higher-end European designer & manufacturers’ surplus fabric. However we know that nothing is as sustainable as re-purposing an existing garment or making something from your stash. ⠀⠀ • This loosely-woven checked mohair (we think!) Will be one of my #makenine2020 🙌 It came from a ‘stash’ being sold on behalf of someone no longer able to use their precious fabric. I’m thrilled to have had this piece to work with - but also disappointed that the original owner never got to work with it, much less wear it. It’s made me all the more determined not to put off wearing ‘best’ clothes, or delay making up ‘precious’ fabric in the future. •⠀⠀ Looking forward to the big reveal...pics coming soon📷 📸 📷 #clothspot #makenine2020 #makeninechallenge #makenine #memadeeveryday #sewcialists #handmadewardrobe #iwearwhatisew #garmentsewing #sewyourstash #fabricaddict #sewcialist #fashionfabrics #fabricsonline #onlinefabricshop #fabricappreciation #memade