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gardening-girl



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 11 8:23 am    Post subject: Spinning pinnies and knitting smocks.  Reply with quote    

http://tallyarns.co.uk/shop/tales-knitting-smocks-and-spinning-pinnies/.

I saw a lady wearing one of these yesterday,I really fancy the one with pockets,but not at 99.
If I could find a similar pattern,I think I could make one.

mochyn



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 11 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Should be easy enough. Are you coming to the skill share? I'm sure something could be produced...

Sally Too



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 11 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Those look fun.

I think I'd need two... the second as a gardening smock! A clean one and a grubby one!

Woodburner



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 11 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

What's so special about either?* (Apart from the droopy corners.) The spinning pinny is a doddly to copy, but I can't quite make out how the've cut the bottom of the one with the seriously droopy corners to make them that droopy. It might just be straight and extra wide, or it might be negatively curved.

*eta, When I was a girl pinafore dresses were quite common, and pinafores and aprons were standard wear when doing anything slightly messy.

sally_in_wales
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 11 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I think they've just used the full fabric width accross the hem, then a-lined them down from the armhholes, so the excess drapes into that shape. Doddle to make something similar, stick a basic sleeveless t'shirt onto the centre of your fabric, trae round teh neck and armholes, then join the bottom of the armhole to the edge of the fabric wherever you want the hem to fall

gardening-girl



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 11 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

It just looked rather comfy to wear.
The person I saw wearing one had it on over trousers and a t-shirt.

gythagirl



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 11 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

If I made something like these, people would think I'd followed the pattern wrongly...

mochyn



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 11 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

gythagirl wrote:
If I made something like these, people would think I'd followed the pattern wrongly...


You care what people think? I knew there had to be someone on here who did!

Nell Merionwen



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 11 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

if I am at the skill share we could make them then
easy peasy!

mochyn



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 11 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

That's what I thought. A fairly dense, canvasy cloth would be good to stop fibres getting through, I think.

windyridge



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 11 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

There is going to be sooooooo much done at this skill share


gardening-girl



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 11 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I am going to look for some fabric,how much do you think I would need?
I`ll stick to plain or a small pattern.

sally_in_wales
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 11 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

gardening-girl wrote:
I am going to look for some fabric,how much do you think I would need?
I`ll stick to plain or a small pattern.


if you are using the full width of the fabric, the measurement you want is the neck to the hem (around your knees for example), you want that length twice in full width fabric

sally_in_wales
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 11 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'm fairly sure this is how you cut it- the blue edges of my notepaper are the selvedge of your fabric


mochyn



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 11 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Yup: you'll need two shapes. ( )

Sally: do you know about Lovewool? Do we need to link the skill share to it, do you think? http://www.campaignforwool.org/love-wool/sign-up/

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