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We went up for the weekend to visit DS and FDiL. Another trip to the tailor was called for, for the first fitting of the suits being made for their wedding. DS was perfect and didn't need anything doing. Best man and DB needed a little more width in the chest and bottom of trouser legs adjusting. Hopefully, the final fitting is next month and nothing else needs doing then that will be those crossed off the to do list! They all look so smart, can't beat a man dressed in a lovely suit.
Our Christmas and New Year plans have fallen through but as they say, it is what it is. We are fine with it and did suggest it might need to happen. Sometimes, people need to be somewhere else far more important and both these occasions, are one of those times. Other people seem to mind on our behalf but as we already spend every other Christmas or New Year on our own, this is no different.
DS and FDiL should be with us for his birthday after Christmas. Don't think we have had him for his birthday for years so that will be lovely.
One of the things I had been sewing was for them. They have now seen it and it is already in use so now I can show it here:
It took about 2 weeks to make, mainly because I kept going wrong and got cheesed off. There are 3 different sized pockets, some double material, some lined. All have a fold over top for strength. The only thing that wasn't right once in use was the weight made the tops corners turn in. Guess I should have put the outer tabs right on the corners and maybe sewing a baton into the top back.
Ah well. I would say you live and learn but I don't plan on making any more. The material was an old duvet cover out of my sewing box and the white cord for the top we already had. I needed to buy some cotton thread and some medium density iron on liner for the whole of the base but that was it.
Anyway that is it for now. We have just come back from doing a weekly shop due to pay day being so close to Christmas and we don't fancy sorting out a monthly shop. Other than 1 item to get for next week, we should not have to set foot in a shop again for many days, thank goodness. It is starting to get hectic out there.
In case you want to know what I made, it is a game controller holder for at least 4 different platforms plus their cables. It is now full so guess it was good I made it the size I did!