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Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Charcoal and teal pinstripe cardigan jacket.

I used the cardigan from New Look 6735 for a cardigan jacket to go with the striped trousers I made previously.
I made mine about 2 inches (5cm) shorter than the pattern and did not make the belt.
It will give a soft suit look with the matching trousers.
Here's the pattern. Obviously its for knits, so if you use a woven it needs to have some stretch or you need to size up a little. My fabric is a woven with a little stretch.




I did finish this using the New Home MyLock 134D after all, as Keith the local repairman was able to sort it out the same day. Perhaps it was the threat that I would use the Bernina 800DL instead to finish the jacket that made him so speedy (he previously had a shop which sold Janome machines and so has his favourites).

It has had a general service, a replacement needle plate and a refurbished knife and no longer makes a noise like a pneumatic drill. I wish I had taken it in for a service earlier in its life as things would have been quieter, but I am very happy about this.

3 comments:

Sarah Liz said...

I love your very smart new suit. Lucky you finding a pin stripe knit.

Carol in Denver said...

Hi, Ruthie, I don't have an email address for you so I'm writing to your blog in an inappropriate place; I apologize.

I believe you are the person who wrote about a Kickstarter funding for EXO scissors made by Whiteley, a UK company. I immediately joined in that funding and ordered my scissors. The delivery of the scissors was anticipated to be May 2018 but I haven't received mine yet. I have written Whiteley about this and am wondering if you have received your scissors yet. Would you please let me know? I can read your response on your blog, if that's ok, as I don't want to send my email address out into the ether.

Thank you so much!

SewRuthie said...

Hi Carol in Denver. I have not had my scizzors yet either. I had registered with Kickstarter to get sent any updates from William Whiteley & Sons (Sheffield) Ltd by email, so suggest you do the same and/or go onto Kickstarter to read the latest. If you can't for some reason then here's the update I got on 5th June 2018.

Posted by William Whiteley & Sons (Sheffield) Ltd (Creator)


Dear backers,

Firstly, thank you for bearing with us so far and for your patience as we continue to update you. We wanted to share a more detailed explanation of where we’re at with our production process, so that you can understand a bit more about some of the issues we’ve been facing along the way and why we were unable to meet our initial estimated delivery date.

We have experienced some delays with a subcontractor doing surface finish operations on the blades. Due to the nature of innovative design and the use of new techniques, it’s not uncommon to come across unforeseen issues – however the frustration for us is that the subcontractor provided excellent pre-production samples, but then failed to inform us until a couple of weeks ago that when scaling up for the full production run they had met technical problems and delays. At this point we are committed to wait for them to resolve the issue as it’s currently a process we don’t have equipment for, so we’re unable to bring the operation ‘in house’. However, you’ll be pleased to know we have started to look at this option for the future to ensure we have more control.

An initial batch of EXOs will start final assembly and testing in approximately 10 -14 days time, which we can share with you via images and videos. It is expected that at least 500 EXOs will ship at the end of this run.

As we’ve mentioned in a previous update, the box manufacturers have also let us down and are several weeks late delivering, despite having taken an up-front payment against a guaranteed delivery date! After receiving and signing off on the final sample, we’ve now been promised that the boxes will be with us by the 18th June.

The foam design has removable inserts for the additional extra sheaths and embroidery scissors - so if you ordered extras then they will be shipped nice and safely with your EXOS, and if you didn't then we can leave the inserts in to keep the box more secure!

We’d like to offer our sincere apologies once again for the delay - all in house operations were in place and tested weeks ago, and it’s deeply frustrating for us to be let down at the 11th hour. We will do the best we can to get your EXOs to you as soon as possible, and we really appreciate the support you’ve continued to offer us along the way.

Wishing you a great week,

The Whiteley team