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Scuba?

Acorn

Re: Scuba?
« Reply #15 on: October 23, 2017, 14:00:45 PM »
From the same source I have purchased plain cotton feel poly scuba which is just like a double knit, and baby scuba which again is a double knit (and turned out to be very successful, I've had a lot of compliments when wearing the dress :) )
My scuba bore no relation whatsoever to that - unfortunately it's no longer available from the shop where I bought it so I can't give a link, but it was heavy, shiny, and although it was knitted it wasn't obviously so.
I might look as though I'm talking to you, but inside my head I'm sewing.

BrendaP

Re: Scuba?
« Reply #16 on: October 23, 2017, 22:59:53 PM »
I think that with nearly all fashion fabrics you have to accept that once it's gone, it's gone!
Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.uk/

Acorn

Re: Scuba?
« Reply #17 on: October 24, 2017, 09:01:17 AM »
And good riddance to this one!   :P 
I might look as though I'm talking to you, but inside my head I'm sewing.

Happymrsg

Re: Scuba?
« Reply #18 on: November 14, 2017, 12:57:21 PM »
I've bought some!
I'll let you know how it goes :frock: :frock:

crooknees

Re: Scuba?
« Reply #19 on: November 16, 2017, 17:30:47 PM »
Brenda, I bought some specially designed bras after a masectomy. I assumed that they were just normal pre-formed. They cause terrible itching and I will only wear one if my top/dress really needs it. I wonder if they are indeed some form of scuba fabric?
Plain cotton are much more comfortable, but they are a quite nasty shade of 'natural' beige and look as though designed to look deliberately ugly. Unfortunately in my small size there is little choice in ready to wear and having four of each type, I don't feel the urge to start making more.
crooknees - buried under a mountain of fabric and yarn.