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Fun with Fabric / Re: Lost mojo
« on: October 12, 2021, 17:24:43 PM »
...and mine. A pair of (easy) jeans and two masks since May is pathetic really. At least you bought fabric @Catllar!

The Haberdashery / Re: Hemostats
« on: June 05, 2021, 17:26:33 PM »
I have a set of two, one straight, one curved, bought on EBay, cost me less than £5+Postage. They're standard surgical haemostats, just the job, I use them frequently, especially the curved one. I got the idea on this forum (where else? :)).

This was the description: Hemostat mosquito forceps fishing surgical veterinary craft curved & straight 5" pliers.. There are very similar items on there now.

Patterns Discussion / Re: Burda 02-19/105 Trench coat
« on: May 19, 2021, 11:22:00 AM »
@b15erk there are contact details on Catherine Daze's blog (the link Lizzy777 posted). Why not ask her? She might reply, worth a try anyway.

In the wardrobe / Re: Stylearc Bonita dress
« on: May 18, 2021, 15:59:11 PM »
Gorgeous dress, perfect for the summer ahead, and nice and cool with those floaty sleeves. I have some woven viscose in my stash waiting (too long) for inspiration, thanks for the prompt @dolcevita :).

In the wardrobe / Re: Grainline Linden sweatshirt
« on: May 18, 2021, 15:39:49 PM »
Thanks @Lemon Syllabub. Sometimes you would sew a size down for stretchier fabric but I decided not to for a two reasons: firstly I didn't want the bother of tracing out new pattern pieces; and from previous experience I'm paranoid about making garments uncomfortably small. I've ruined some gorgeous fabric doing that. I decided that I wanted a slouchy sweatshirt and that's exactly what I got.

But it's amazing how different fabric behaves for the same pattern - easy to get caught out.

In the wardrobe / Re: Grainline Linden sweatshirt
« on: May 18, 2021, 12:55:51 PM »
Another Linden in plain cotton/lycra. Took a 3/8" s/a this time instead of 1/4" to cater for stretchier fabric and topstitched the raglan seams. Not very exciting I know but I'll wear it loads.
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The Haberdashery / Re: Love vario pliers - tool advice please
« on: May 17, 2021, 22:45:46 PM »
Quick update - I've decided to give up on the Love Vario for installing rivets and just ordered a 240 two-size four-colour rivet set I saw recommended on a Sewcanshe YouTube tutorial. It includes the right hand tools (as opposed to the last set I bought which doesn't). In case anyone is tempted it's this one.

In the wardrobe / Re: Pressing matters.
« on: May 17, 2021, 19:57:45 PM »
I have the Brabantia sleeve board, use it constantly, not just for sleeves - and it's good and solid. Not the cheapest but well worth the price imo.

The Haberdashery / Re: Love vario pliers - tool advice please
« on: May 17, 2021, 17:50:51 PM »
Thanks @StitchinTime. The snaps and eyelets tools you linked to were already included with my pliers. I did read the Guthrie and Ghana info - it has a picture of the Prym jeans rivet tool but one of those rivet parts has a different shape, ie not a standard double cap which is what I'm looking for and I haven't found what I want elsewhere on the web. I'm not sure now that it even exists so unless someone here knows different...the rivet press beckons.

The Haberdashery / Love vario pliers - tool advice please
« on: May 17, 2021, 15:58:51 PM »
I still don't understand why when I bought this Love Vario pliers a couple of years ago (after some serious enabling on the forum :[) it included no tools of any practical use! I already have Kam snap pliers so the Love Vario have never even been used.

So I want to buy the tool set for applying 8/9mm - and preferably also 6mm - double cap rivets. That's all I need really. I wonder can anyone show me a picture of exactly which tools I would need? A picture would be great.

I have the rivets but the hand tools in the set are useless and I'd rather not spend £50 on a rivet press unless I have to.

Patterns Discussion / Re: Shortening...
« on: May 13, 2021, 19:34:15 PM »
Wouldn't you shorten each of the two sections somewhere in the middle of each pattern piece? How they fit together shouldn't be affected then.

Courses & Classes / Re: Craftsy app
« on: May 10, 2021, 20:25:17 PM »
Helen, I don't think there's an app any more. Afaik when Bluprint changed back into Craftsy they ditched the app and made it web access only.

Reminds me that I haven't used my cheapo $5 annual membership at all yet - ah well, still 6 months to go.

Access All Accessories / Re: Spencer Ogg Patterns
« on: May 10, 2021, 20:07:12 PM »
Thanks Crafty, 30 metres hmm :thinking:

Access All Accessories / Re: Spencer Ogg Patterns
« on: May 10, 2021, 19:49:49 PM »
Very nice @CraftyIrish - is that the larger Amplector? That colour webbing looks useful, would you have a link for it?

Access All Accessories / Re: Spencer Ogg Patterns
« on: May 09, 2021, 08:10:35 AM »
I wish I had a fabric shop near me that had all this stuff.

Me too @CraftyIrish. You finally track down what you want then discover postage to Ireland is £15! Or wait 6 weeks for delivery from China...  :rolleyes:.

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