Tuesday, 29 May 2012

A welcome return

The group returned on a gloriously hot and sunny day to the sounds of Magic on our faithful radio.
Jean brought in another round of delicious fairy cakes, Val donated a box of York fruits, biscuits were in abundance and so away we went!

Homemade cakes and treats brought in by members

The Patchwork Corner!

Here are more examples of the work completed this week by our cross-stitch and patchwork members.

Patchwork by Rosemary

Patchwork by Valerie

'Pour A Cup of Kindness' by Valerie

Patchwork by Jean

Jean decided to turn her nimble hands to crochet in a lovely blue yarn, while Val pattern cut a summer blouse. Rosemary made a start sewing a shirt-dress and Vicky tackled a Simplicity vintage dress in replica 1940's jersey print (more on that next week). Parsis joined us later for a spot of pattern-cutting, while yours truly ran up a New Look shift dress. Pictures of finished garments to come next week!

Jean crocheting a baby blanket

You may remember, Marilyn began cutting the pattern for Simplicity 2588 in Amy Butler fabric.
Well, she returned this week, relaxed and smiling after her Jamaican holiday with her work so far.
After constructing the bodice, she completed the skirt with pleats and attached both together. Not yet finished but, once the zip has gone in and it's had a few 'nips and tucks' its clear this dress is going to be something very special.

Simplicity 2588 in construction by Marilyn

'Dolly Mix' Liz once again astounded the group in completing a skirt, in what has to be the fastest recorded time ever at CSKG - one hour! Remember the 3-hour top she made a few weeks ago?
Well, she decided to make a skirt to go with it. After discovering she did not have enough fabric to make the Simplicity 4095 skirt, she instead did a 'free cut' and fashioned her own skirt - and it's fabulous!

Liz in her 'one hour' skirt!

Catford South Sewing & Knitting Group is completely FREE of charge, thanks to Lewisham Council. Use it or lose it.

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