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Cora Courcelle

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Guild of Last Minute Sewers
« on: April 19, 2018, 02:20:00 pm »
Are you a last minute sewer?

Is the final button applied as you are leaving the building?
Are you still turning up the hem as your vehicle is moving off?
Is your 'sewing to do' pile always larger than your 'sewing completed' list?

If any of these apply you are a natural member of the Guild of Last Minute Sewers!
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Re: Guild of Last Minute Sewers
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2018, 02:27:16 pm »
I have two items on my chair in the sunroom - will probably cobble up the hem on the trousers 5 minutes before I want to wear them, and I can't remember If I have sewn up the small tear in the black shirt. Will have to check. If not, mend before wearing! I'm not a sewer - if it's not a button or anything that can't be hand sewn in 5 minutes ... well, lets just say, "it ain't pretty!"

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Re: Guild of Last Minute Sewers
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2018, 02:32:56 pm »
The guild could also include a Button Brigade - and an undercover section which specialises in bondaweb for hems  ;)

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Re: Guild of Last Minute Sewers
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2018, 12:32:44 am »
But iron-hemming material means, gasp! ..., ironing!

The hemming had been done, but a few cms have come undone - hem repair, rather than whole hem.

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Re: Guild of Last Minute Sewers
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2018, 12:41:57 am »
I volunteered to make 23 child-sized art smocks for kindergarten. Had all summer holidays to make them but only managed to get 18 done by the first day of term... Got the rest done and a bag to put them in done 4 days later... Phew! (and I had worked to a deadline for the last 12 years of my working life - maybe I have developed an aversion to deadlines?) Oh yeah - I still haven't done the hem on the bedroom curtains 3 years later... Hung them up to check the length and never took them down to finish them. My bad. I really should finish them... The whole family is coming to visit in August, so I have plenty of time to finish them by then!  ;) Better sign me up as a member.

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Re: Guild of Last Minute Sewers
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2018, 04:09:29 am »
My goodness, it was just the other day I had only just stitched up a tear in my trousers the day I had to wear them!
Not to mention a couple shirts with missing buttons that wouldn't fit me any more even if I got around to them.
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Re: Guild of Last Minute Sewers
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2018, 03:39:21 pm »


 That's what safety pins are for

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Re: Guild of Last Minute Sewers
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2018, 09:05:34 pm »
Does a 'Guild of last minute Sewers' need to meet the 'Union of final small Plumbers'....?    ;D
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Re: Guild of Last Minute Sewers
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2018, 09:13:40 pm »
Does a 'Guild of last minute Sewers' need to meet the 'Union of final small Plumbers'....?    ;D
Only if you're a small plumber.

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Re: Guild of Last Minute Sewers
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2018, 08:22:44 am »
I remember once pointing out to a bloke at work that his shirt was missing two buttons. He just picked up a stapler and stapled it together. Single bloke. 40 years later he's still single!

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Re: Guild of Last Minute Sewers
« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2018, 09:58:20 pm »
Ahhhhhhhh ....

"those who sew at the last moment"

vs

"those who handle liquid effluviant (sewage) at the last moment"

never mind...

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Re: Guild of Last Minute Sewers
« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2018, 08:11:34 pm »
Well. I did consider naming it the Guild of Last Minute Stitchers but, as is becoming clear, at the last minute one is more likely to pin, glue or otherwise cheat on the actual stitch element - besides, who am I to deny anyone the chance of making a scatological joke ...

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Re: Guild of Last Minute Sewers
« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2018, 10:17:17 pm »
I once informed a proper Victorian reenactor that most of my outfit was held together with safety pins and she very kindly informed me that was fine as the safety pin was a Victorian invention; I've been OK with hastily safety pinned outfits ever since  :). Anyway, it's not a proper project unless you're throwing bits onto it the night before. One minor disaster though; for the piccy I recently put up on 'Playing dress up' I was supposed to be wearing a Steampunk tiara I'd, in the tradition described, rapidly made the night before, but it turned out to be a little too rapid as when I tried to put in on the following day the darn thing broke in half. My fault for building it off an alice band from the pound shop...

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Re: Guild of Last Minute Sewers
« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2018, 07:23:42 pm »
Last minute stiching on my hat was aborted. I decided that Velcro was not the way to go. Instead I used large snap buttons to great effect. So I guess I'll have to join the "Guild of Last Minute Butoneers."

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Re: Guild of Last Minute Sewers
« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2018, 08:28:00 pm »
My fault for building it off an alice band from the pound shop...

Yours,
Miranda.

Sometimes they have metal alice bands, usually with a ribbon stuck over the metal, and when I see them I always buy a few to have in for projects, 'cos when you need one they're never in stock. But that's just lthe way of the world, (like the old joke where the shopkeeper says "I'm fed up with telling people, there's no call for them").

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Re: Guild of Last Minute Sewers
« Reply #15 on: May 06, 2018, 05:42:02 am »
I have a big black watch coat/artist's smock I've been meaning to change the buttons on (black plastic to bright brass) for about...oh, the past six months...?
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Re: Guild of Last Minute Sewers
« Reply #16 on: May 07, 2018, 01:16:55 am »
I have a big black watch coat/artist's smock I've been meaning to change the buttons on (black plastic to bright brass) for about...oh, the past six months...?

6 MONTHS!?? You are an amateur, I'm afraid. Even my pair of jeans. that I have been meaning to take up and remain folded on the shelf in the sewing room, are 3 years in waiting... Perhaps I should just put them in the cupboard where I can't see them? Problem solved!

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Re: Guild of Last Minute Sewers
« Reply #17 on: May 07, 2018, 03:12:03 pm »
Ahhhhhhhh ....

"those who sew at the last moment"

vs

"those who handle liquid effluviant (sewage) at the last moment"

never mind...

yhs
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Re: Guild of Last Minute Sewers
« Reply #18 on: May 07, 2018, 03:13:30 pm »
Well. I did consider naming it the Guild of Last Minute Stitchers but, as is becoming clear, at the last minute one is more likely to pin, glue or otherwise cheat on the actual stitch element - besides, who am I to deny anyone the chance of making a scatological joke ...

Thank You!

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Re: Guild of Last Minute Sewers
« Reply #19 on: May 07, 2018, 10:02:44 pm »
Rather unexpectedly, I seem to have all the parts of next weekend's outfit sorted out already. I'm worried this may be a sign that I'm coming down with something...

Yours,
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Re: Guild of Last Minute Sewers
« Reply #20 on: May 08, 2018, 08:22:30 am »
Oh Miranda, that does sound dangerous... Don't leave any lighted candles around...

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Re: Guild of Last Minute Sewers
« Reply #21 on: May 10, 2018, 08:50:48 pm »
Rather unexpectedly, I seem to have all the parts of next weekend's outfit sorted out already. I'm worried this may be a sign that I'm coming down with something...

Yours,
Miranda.


Okay whoever you are, give Miranda back her consciousness right now!

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Re: Guild of Last Minute Sewers
« Reply #22 on: May 10, 2018, 10:30:06 pm »

Okay whoever you are, give Miranda back her consciousness right now!

 :D

Normal service has been resumed - tonight I found myself fiddling around with the belt I'm putting with the outfit and making a list of things to source on Saturday to add on ready for the outing on Sunday...

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Re: Guild of Last Minute Sewers
« Reply #23 on: May 22, 2018, 03:48:34 am »
I have yet to finish the hem on my mad scientist Howie lab coat and I've worn it to three events. :D

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Re: Guild of Last Minute Sewers
« Reply #24 on: May 23, 2018, 08:39:46 pm »
I have yet to finish the hem on my mad scientist Howie lab coat and I've worn it to three events. :D

Well, any mad scientist worth their salt would be far too busy creating insane inventions and building rampaging giant robots to worry about anything as workaday as a coat hem  :D

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