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Patterns Discussion / Butterick Summer Patterns
« on: July 26, 2022, 20:35:43 PM »
Here's the link.

They have given me inspiration to amend patterns I currently have, this (I've even got the double gauze); and this, but this, is a little cutie. I think there must be something wrong with me.  :scream: I don't usually look at the children's patterns. I must be a sucker for collars.

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Patterns Discussion / McCall's "Spring" Patterns
« on: June 24, 2022, 21:25:47 PM »
Their description, not mine, are here Or did I miss something?
Some interesting shapes, and styles

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I saw this & I thought you may be interested! / Adamley Silk Sale
« on: June 09, 2022, 21:06:30 PM »
This is the first one I have seen for a long while, but for two hours only??? Seems a bit limited, especially as the last time I went the sale was over a few days and and few hours each day, and there were queues. Unless it is in a larger venue.   [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]  

In the event that the attachment doesn't appear,  details are
Sunday 19 June 10am - 12pm
Adamley Textiles
Langley Hall Cl, Langley, Macclesfield SK11 0ER

They may have an announcement on FB and Insta, but I haven't seen anything on either.

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Events / Thread 2022 Farnham Maltings
« on: June 09, 2022, 20:45:42 PM »

There are a couple of vintage inspired exhibitors, ankara cloth,  the workshops look interesting too.

There is a Yarn event in September over two days.

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Patterns Discussion / Vogue Spring Patterns
« on: January 22, 2022, 16:02:43 PM »
Hi all
New patterns are here (lookbook)
Or here (individual patterns and info)

I have my eye on this.
But I am wondering why it hasn't been made up/modelled.

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Events / Rebecca Paige Sewing Summit
« on: January 20, 2022, 08:54:14 AM »
I don’t know anything about Rebecca Page, but I’ve had notifications from a couple of sewers I follow regarding this free event. There are a couple of classes that look interesting, I’m still debating whether to register. Don’t know why, I’m being cautious.


I dropped into the Cheadle store “for a look” today. I picked up a sale fabric and a striped organic  cotton terry. Both were reduced, which I wasn’t expecting as fabrics never seem to be included in their offers, although it is generally advertised in that department.

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Events / Sew Brum
« on: October 24, 2021, 09:27:26 AM »
Partial on line and in person event next weekend, free.
Includes businesses in the Midlands not just Birmingham. Details in the link.

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Patterns Discussion / Vogue Winter Patterns
« on: October 21, 2021, 21:53:55 PM »
See here
I like 1845 but the collar is a little too high.

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At Jaycotts and Sew Direct, so I assume it's country wide.

Sale ends 19th September - at Jaycotts, no mention on Sew Direct site that I can see.

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Courses & Classes / Craftsy Did you join? What have you watched?
« on: August 19, 2021, 15:42:51 PM »
Having signed up for the annual membership at rock bottom price, I am only just getting round to watching anything, :| having bought a few classes in the past.
I can recommend Pant Fitting Techniques - Sandra Betzina. I found seeing how trousers fit on people so much easier to understand than trying to work out what the wrinkles/smile lines on diagrams mean, and now know what my fitting issues are (lesson 3).  She also talks about how fabric covers the body to get a better fit, which is a useful insight to the art of garment making. The timings look long, but I am being entertained as well as learning, so the lesson is over before I realise it.
I have also looked at some quilting classes, and realise that the patchwork I do is called English Paper Piecing (who knew it had a name), and at the moment would rather do it all by hand, well maybe not the binding and backing. That said, I love the way blocks are designed and seem to take shape - no pun intended.

I have until November to make the most of it. Alison Smith classes, couture sewing and tailoring are on my list.

And if you haven't joined yet, the offer seems still to be on. Wish I'd started sooner.
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Patterns Discussion / New Vogue Patterns on Sale
« on: July 22, 2021, 21:17:49 PM »
US site only
See here
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Your Favourite Suppliers / Sew Direct has come up trumps
« on: June 17, 2021, 16:29:33 PM »
Long Story

I stopped using Sew Direct when they changed the platform and searching for patterns was nigh impossible. Jaycotts or local for me.

When someone posted the 50% off sale in April I went for Simplicity 9105 which I'd persuaded myself I didn't want but secretly hankered after, and Kay Unger Vogue Pattern. I am in between the two sizes for the Simplicity and unfortunately there was no overlap. I went for the smaller one so I would have less tissue to play with and it's easier to add onto. Besides, I would lose those extra pounds (won't I?) as summer approaches.

Two months later ... it's not going to happen. Beautiful weather I want to make the dress. On the off chance I emailed Sew Direct asking whether they would swap it for the larger size and that I would pay the postage.
Imagine my surprise when first I was able to swap patterns and secondly no mention of postage.

At size 16 I can go with a looser bodice fit and grade better the waist hip differences. Win win.  Should have done that in the first place.

Now, what to do about those extra pounds?

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Events / Sewing Weekender
« on: May 08, 2021, 11:33:15 AM »
I attended last year, more for the goodie bag than anything else, which contributed to my pattern and fabric  habit. Excellent content which seems even better this year. More zoom sessions and tutorials and like last year, 10% of the profits go to charity.

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