a new suit for nothing

I visited Härnösand some weeks ago, and I went to the church’s second hand. I found a coat and a suit, dark blue with white stripes. Very cheap. But I didn’t buy any of them, clearly I am very stupid. Back home I couldn’t forget the suit so I called Mona Nordin at The Curch of Sweden, the person I met in Härnösand for an interview. She helped me to get the suit, I am very grateful!

My suit is made in Sweden Design Magni of Sweden, almost never used before. For 85 Swedish crones, that is about 8 pounds (Great britain).

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I thought it was too big but it fits me perfect! I will just make some tiny adjustments.

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And the new blouse works well together with it, too.

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when to stop ?

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So I started an embroidary on the blouse, my top for spring. It is very seldom I embroid, actually ages ago. And I really wanted to learn how to do a french knot. After several mistakes I finally got it right.

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The stiches are following the flowers and the branches in the fabric.

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But I don’t know when to stop…

yet another project

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In my post yesterday: A vintage dress pattern by McCall no 7849, 1940’s, sent from USA!

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After a short vacation in the north of Sweden I will isolate myself and the sewing machine!

And, by the way, the blouse and I are friends again. I took off the collar, corrected it and put it back.

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I even started an embroidary at the upper back, thought the blouse was too sweet. :)

everything is wrong with the sewing

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The blouse that I have been working on doesn’t turn out the way I would like. I am so frustrated!
The blouse is now thrown somewhere so I can’t see it.
The collar is the problem, and me being not careful enough with the placing of it. I admit, feeling very shameful, the collar is sewn some millimeters too many to one side and I am too lazy to correct it.
And, more, the “stiffening” inside the collar is too much which makes it hard and unsmooth (sorry my english is bad too today).

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On top of it all – I can’t start all over and cut a new collar because there are no more fabric. Yes I am whining, sorry. Well, I realise every project can’t run smoothly.

I am taking a break now from sewing this blouse – how do you handle a problem like this?

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