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Spent a lot of time today looking for a particular pattern in my stash only to discover a whole box of patterns.I hadn't noticed. Time for a bit of a clear out methinks. I did find the pattern though.

Lovely @Sandra . Looks proper purply to me.

Sewalongs and Competitions / Re: Autumn / Winter 3-piece Sewalong
« on: September 22, 2021, 15:57:17 PM »
Yes I think I could have a go at this. I've got the Style Arc Billie trousers pattern too. I've just taken delivery of a fairly meaty linen-cotton dark tartan fabric that's just right for autumn so I'm sure I can conjure up 3 things that will go together.

Today I have tidying and sewing to do... so I think I'll start with the sewing and see how the time goes.....  :devil:

Went for a meal out last night - it was really nice. We got there early and sat outside. Only problem was the restaurant was very busy so service slowed down and we got rather chilly. I think we may have to stick to al fresco lunches.

@Andymat  an alternative to giving the fabric to a charity shop would be to hand it in at your local secondary school for their textile department to use. I've done this several times and the school is always really glad to get the fabric.

I see some Liberty and Rose and Hubble fabric in there. If you don't get a taker here @Andymat it's definitely worth taking to a charity shop as they will get a bit for it. And if you do Gift Aid the charity will tell you what your stuff makes - and that's always rather satisfying!

In the wardrobe / Re: Fitted dress McCall's 7714
« on: September 21, 2021, 16:55:56 PM »
Just catching up with this thread. All the collars are fabulous! I bought some collates from a charity shop - I must use them.  As you have demonstrated they are really eye-catching on a plain coloured dress.

In the wardrobe / Re: 1948 dresses!
« on: September 20, 2021, 18:43:36 PM »
Wow. Fabulous frocks!

Patterns Discussion / Re: Independent pattern companies
« on: September 20, 2021, 14:58:13 PM »
I made a yellow jumpsuit in the 1970s. DH (not DH then) borrowed it, and my yellow sailing boots, to go to a fancy dress party as a banana.   :laughing: I remember going to said party as a 'spiv', wearing a bloke's suit with a coat hanger up my back for extra shoulder width, wearing a black shirt and white tie and offering to sell other party goers nylons. I think I'd been watching too much Dad's Army.

When we got married  (> 40 years ago) our going away outfits were matching white shirts and black cord dungarees! So I do have a fondness for dungarees and jumpsuits. Apart from the bladder issue.... ahem..... I think I have too much tum now to wear these successfully. Basically, it seems you don't want too much sticking out whether it's in the abdominal area or further up! However, Siobhan McSweeny, an actress I like, wore a number of nice dungarees and jumpsuits in the Pottery Throwdown series and looked great in them. She is by no means ultra thin but she is a lot younger than me so maybe that's the answer!

Today... One thread per day / Re: Sunday 19th September
« on: September 19, 2021, 21:27:18 PM »
Was so tired after the long car journey home from holidays yesterday that I slept until 9 am and completely missed the Sunday service on Radio 4.

I measured up my new fabric hauls from yesterday. Not quite sure why I bought one piece - that always happens when you choose too quickly (DH pacing up and down outside the half price fabric emporium   :S )

Today... One thread per day / Re: Saturday 18th September
« on: September 18, 2021, 22:15:21 PM »
Three years ago, on our way to Pembrokeshire we passed a sign on the road saying 'Half price fabrics' just outside Newport. Cue pit stop for some bargains.

We've passed the spot several times since but the sign hasn't been there..... until today that is! Much to my joy and DH's consternation there was the sign on the road once again coming home from hols today! Well you can't drive past a sign saying half price fabrics can you? I think it must be like Brigadoon - only appears once every few years.

Onwards to Aberystwyth where Aberdashery were having a sale! So what was meant to be a fabric free holiday worked out otherwise.   :devil:

We had a great time in Pembrokeshire- such a lovely place. And the great thing is now we are retired we don't have to go to work on Monday.

Today... One thread per day / Re: Today's Triple Birthday
« on: September 18, 2021, 22:03:46 PM »
Many happy returns to you all.

According to Weaverdee's website the sale is on until October 3rd. The latest pattern release hasn't landed in the UK yet but plenty of goodies. The McCalls half price sale seems to end on Saturday or Sunday I think.

Today... One thread per day / Re: We have not 1 not 2 but 3 Birthdays today
« on: September 16, 2021, 20:41:08 PM »
Happy Birthday to the birthday kids! Hope you consumed your weight in cake!

Today... One thread per day / Re: Wednesday 15th September
« on: September 15, 2021, 17:07:26 PM »
@Elnnina yes I've seen Harris Tweed being woven in weavers' homes on Lewis and the looms are operated by foot. I believe it can't actually be called Harris Tweed unless it is hand woven in Harris or Lewis. The single width older Hattersley looms have a pedal  action and the wider 150cm looms have a bicycling action - free work out while you weave - who needs Peloton? Not seen a wide width one in action... yet!

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