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Messages - Lachica

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In the wardrobe / Re: 1970s disco wear suggestions please
« on: December 04, 2021, 18:44:19 PM »
Weren't we a stylish bunch? I started Uni in 1974 and had no money for clothes then. No access to Mum's sewing machine either. I remember making a peasant top with Laura Ashley Toile de Jouy fabric though.

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Access All Accessories / Re: Child's backpack
« on: December 04, 2021, 14:44:45 PM »
That's lovely, I'm sure the little girl will be delighted.

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In the wardrobe / Re: 1970s disco wear suggestions please
« on: December 04, 2021, 14:19:09 PM »
Black hotpants, Black tights, platform boots, a velvet floor length cloak. At one point I glued aluminium foil to the platforms & heels bit the glue wasn't waterproof 😣

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In the wardrobe / Re: 1970s disco wear suggestions please
« on: December 04, 2021, 08:56:03 AM »
I do have an off-the-shoulder black top with a deep sequinned band, sadly I suspect that, too, has shrunk in the loft. Thanks for all the suggestions, if you're really un lucky I'll post a photo :S

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In the wardrobe / Re: 1970s disco wear suggestions please
« on: December 03, 2021, 23:31:30 PM »
https://www.google.com/search?q=1970s+loons&oq=1970s+loons&aqs=chrome..69i57.8441j1j7&client=ms-android-google&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8#imgrc=XKG3KM00TMlrdM&scso=_-aeqYdLIG5yUxc8PmNSb-AQ3:0
They flared over your boots & touched the pavement. Rainwater wicked up readily.

@Tamnymore @Lilian yes, hotpants. I made mine from babycord. Not going there 50 years on.

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In the wardrobe / Re: 1970s disco wear suggestions please
« on: December 03, 2021, 21:49:03 PM »
Ooh @fajita  :scream: not sure I could inflict that vision on friends!

I've just made a crushed velvet top which fits the bill (well it will with the addition of huge flared sleeves) so I'm going to make loons to match. DH has decided he'd like a velvet jacket, could I run one up?

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In previous years I've made calico 'bags for life' with embroidery on. I think these are more likely to be reused, although fancy gift bags would look nicer & might well be reused as gift wrapping.

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In the wardrobe / Re: 1970s disco wear suggestions please
« on: December 03, 2021, 20:25:40 PM »
Good idea @Bumblebuncher.

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Access All Accessories / Re: Pale blue leather bags
« on: December 03, 2021, 18:21:18 PM »
That's lovely. I like the rivet, it looks right with leather.

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In the wardrobe / 1970s disco wear suggestions please
« on: December 03, 2021, 18:20:04 PM »
We have a murder mystery pack for Boxing Day. I can make a pair of Loons for DH, and possibly a skinny t shirt although he's no longer skinny. I've found my 1974 platform boots but I can't get my feet in them so that's Plan A out the window. I still have a long Indian print circle skirt though the waist seems to have shrunk  ><. The brief is 'Disco' so I'm thinking Abba style,  I'll be more Julie Walters than Meryl Streep. What fabric? Shiny/ sequinned? I didn't wear minis then & I'm certainly not going to now, it'll have to be trousers & top. Suggestions please.

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Wednesday 1st December🎄
« on: December 01, 2021, 20:37:32 PM »
Congratulations @Acorn you'll love it. Publish the bloopers!

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Alterations Advice Please / Re: PJ Problemo
« on: December 01, 2021, 08:27:27 AM »
If I lived nearer I'd come over with my scissors & help you alter them. Definitely take a tape measure with you this time.

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Hi, I'm new... / Re: Hello
« on: November 30, 2021, 18:56:25 PM »
Welcome. We like pix of your makes, we're a nosy lot.

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Fun with Fabric / Re: Silk pillowcases
« on: November 30, 2021, 18:53:27 PM »
DGD has a silk pillowcase because of curly hair. I think my daughter said she bought it on eBay. It's silk satin, quite substantial. Habotai will be too flimsy.

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Alterations Advice Please / Re: PJ Problemo
« on: November 30, 2021, 07:39:48 AM »
You could try taking them back, without the receipt they won't refund though would almost certainly swap for a smaller pair..... except, if labelled correctly, you'd be looking for a 4-6 ......time to get out the machine & reduce the size methinks.

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