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The Haberdashery / Re: Tell me about duckbill scissors
« on: July 01, 2022, 12:59:20 PM »
@Bodgeitandscarper I've two large pairs and a smaller one that I use for my ITH embroidery and since using them I wouldn't be without them. They are really useful for getting up close to the stitching and trimming the excess fabric. The big ones have the bent handle thing but the small ones just look like embroidery scissors with a small lip on the one blade. They are invaluable for ITH embroidery and I would recommend them.
To see them in use with ITH embroideries have a look at the videos on KreativeKiwi. There are loads showing how to do the embroideries and the presenter shows herself using them - it was after seeing her use them that I got another pair forgetting I'd already got some!! I've since used them in my dressmaking as well but not as often, however they are useful for safe trimming.

Darn, that posted without the pics  :headbang:
Try again!!
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I've made two views from New Look 6394. The first one was view D but with different sleeves. The second was view E but with view D sleeves. Both are easy to wear but I had issues with the sleeves on the second one. Both are made in stash fabrics of unknown composition and origin but they feel lovely and have a nice weight.
As mentioned in my diary it will not be my go to pattern but it's an easy make and I like the collar and backs - the front I have some dart issues with and we wont begin to mention the sleeves!!   [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]    [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]  

In the wardrobe / Re: Coloured bottoms - in particular pink
« on: June 29, 2022, 22:36:19 PM »
I used to wear red Jeans but haven't found any lately that will fit me. As to pink in your nether regions please be careful of the shade - I was watching a YouTube recording of a church service and was shocked to see one of the women there wearing a tunic top and nothing else...... of course, she had pink leggings on but unless you looked carefully it was a bit arresting!!  :scream: It wasn't even flesh coloured pink!!  :P

Did they miss the word 'not' out of their name?  :P

Patterns Discussion / Re: Pattern for Golf Skort Needed
« on: June 29, 2022, 09:23:20 AM »
I've just come across a YouTube video of shenanigans skort by SewSewLive. Dunno if that will help at all.

Those are useful tops and you've made them interesting with the lace inserts. Well done!!  :thumb:

Access All Accessories / Re: Spencer Ogg Weekender bag
« on: June 27, 2022, 22:24:24 PM »
 I like the look of that pattern but realistically I'll never make it so I'll admire your make instead. The fabric is interesting as well.  :thumb:

Current Projects / Re: Bjay's zigzag journey
« on: June 27, 2022, 22:20:40 PM »
I didn't think there was a pattern to match on it @Bjay. Shows how we can be taken by surprise!!

My last two projects have been from stash but I succumbed at the Sewing show I went to at the NEC and then again at Malvern Quilt show so I'm probably at the same stage I was before!! I haven't been keeping a record so it is all a guesstimate at the moment.
The new fabric was worth it though!! Much better than my stash stuff  0_0

In the wardrobe / Re: Patchwork Dress
« on: June 23, 2022, 19:17:33 PM »
Not my style at all  ><
I quite agree with your comments @Iminei

One down, one to go. The second one is cut out but heat in the sewing loft has got the better of me. Hopefully it will be finished......  :P

Patterns Discussion / Re: It's Toile Time!
« on: June 21, 2022, 16:21:55 PM »
Now that's some great pattern matching @b15erk . Respect. :perfect10:

Hello and welcome from me too. We're a friendly lot on here but we do like pics!!  :P Looking forward to getting to know you.

Patterns Discussion / Re: It's Toile Time!
« on: June 21, 2022, 09:16:01 AM »
That's looking good @b15erk. Do we get a pic of you wearing it?!!  :P

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