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Today... / Re: Saturday 9th December
« on: December 09, 2017, 13:23:30 PM »
*waves at everbody*
Just surfacing to report that I'm still around and (somewhat) sane. I finished my first Teaching Practice this week, over Christmas I'll be working on a 5000 word case study. Apart from school projects, I haven't sewn anything since September  -<
I did have some fun though, a school trip: scuba diving in the Philippines - I actually got paid for that  :D

Today... / Re: Sunday 15th October 2017
« on: October 16, 2017, 06:05:17 AM »
Good to hear from you Manuela.. glad all is going well .. thought of you the other day and imagined you must be studying hard.. don't you have a holiday in the UK coming up before C*******s?
We arrived on Sept 30st and left on October 7th, I spent most on my time in the B&B studying and lesson planning....

Today... / Re: Sunday 15th October 2017
« on: October 15, 2017, 14:20:19 PM »
Just checking in to say that I'm still alive and (somewhat) well. As expected, studying took over my life. Submitted me research proposal this morning (5 days early) and did a little happy dance.
Now back with my nose into my books.

In the wardrobe / Re: Weekend sewing plans anyone?
« on: September 08, 2017, 15:46:42 PM »
Needing shoes for a dress one makes is fully understandable, one can always make more dresses to go with the new shoes  :devil:
This weekend I plan to make a long sleeved knit dress (or three) for our upcoming trip to the UK in early October.

In the wardrobe / Re: Summer dresses - share what you make/made
« on: September 08, 2017, 15:41:40 PM »
Bodgeitandscarper, interesting how different our preferences are - neckhole and collar were the only things I liked about Vogue 9112. I muslined the pattern, and it looked like a sad sack on me. I ended up using neckhole shape and collar with my TNT dress pattern  :)
I like the dress in you, hated it on me.

Summer is still going strong in Hong Kong (and usually lasts wel into October), so I made another floral dress... with a slanted hem and 2-way collar.
The fabric is a cotton sateen I found at the local Hawker's Bazaar in Hong Kong's fabric heaven called Sham Shui Po.

In the wardrobe / Re: Weekend sewing plans anyone?
« on: September 06, 2017, 00:03:00 AM »
Thank you Jen, the course starts on September 18 and I do everything to be as well prepared as possible.
I had a bit of time yesterday, so I did something really unselfish. I cut 2 pairs of jeans for Mr Manuela. He wants some light weight jeans in colours other than blue or black, so he'll get one pair in teal and one in red (his choice)  :D

In the wardrobe / Re: Weekend sewing plans anyone?
« on: September 04, 2017, 13:45:21 PM »
Not much sewing for me last weekend (half a dress only), as I was busy setting everything up for university. Did the online enrolment, set up my student's email and went through the induction process - hours and hours on the laptop, thank goodness it's pink  ;)

In the wardrobe / Re: Summer dresses - share what you make/made
« on: September 03, 2017, 16:13:34 PM »
Have a look at the Blaire Dress pattern too   :)

In the wardrobe / Re: Summer dresses - share what you make/made
« on: September 03, 2017, 14:52:03 PM »
Sewbee, I am 5'8" as well....
Try loose fitting shirt dresses with shirt tail hems (if you want to show some leg), semi-fitted shift dresses and cocoon dresses. As Kad said, the big 4 usually have little symbols on their epattern envelopes, recommending the pattern for certain body shapes.

Fabric Lover, what a beautiful dress, it looks lovely on you.

Hi, I'm new... / Re: Hi there!
« on: September 01, 2017, 00:54:56 AM »
A warm welcome from me too Daisy. No need to fear the enabling, just go with the flow.... I am currently podering whether I should take my vintage Singer 338k to oir holiday home to join my little Featherweight there, or try to find another one, to have one in Hong Kong and one in Thailand  :devil:

In the wardrobe / Re: Summer dresses - share what you make/made
« on: September 01, 2017, 00:45:04 AM »
And now for something completely different. A few months ago StyleArc had their Cher Knit Dress as their freebe for the month when you ordered 3 patterns. I didn't look at it twice when it arrived.
So a few days ago I opened my 'don't know what to do with it' fabric drawer, and decided to make the aforementioned dress.
Cocoon shape, cowl neck, optional sleeves, bright pink flowers.... what's not to like  :D
It goes together quickly, so there will be a few solid colour versions...

In the wardrobe / Re: Ottobre jazzy jacquard dress
« on: August 29, 2017, 00:56:37 AM »
Beautiful dress in a lovely fabric, I'm always for making several renditions of a pattern I love  :)

Today... / Sunday August 27th
« on: August 27, 2017, 07:18:09 AM »
Good afternoon everyone - it's 2pm here, and we spent all morning watching another typhoon. The second one this week, and thank goodness weaker than the one that came our way on Wednesday. It helped that we didn't need to go to any A&E this time...
Mr Manuela put a shoulder of pork into the slow cooker, the wine rack is well stocked, and I am making a knit dress. Outside it's still utter mayhem, the worst is over though, and we are nice and dry.
Happy Sunday everbody.

Today... / Re: Saturday August 26th
« on: August 26, 2017, 16:54:20 PM »
Typhoon update from Hong Kong, with quite a bit of luck, it won't be a direct hit. The little green dot is the current location, the red line might be wishful thinking...

The Cafe / Re: For anyone who remembers 1979
« on: August 26, 2017, 15:50:31 PM »
 Coming from East Germany, I'm not 'supposed' to remember that tune, but I do  :D
ETA: What have you done, now I remember 1977

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