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Publications / Online sewing newsletters- which ones do you like?
« on: September 20, 2020, 12:20:10 PM »
I like the one I get a daily from TOAST, and now and again from Maker's Atelier. They have links to other interesting stuff.
What do other folk like?

Publications / Burda Style mag 8/2020
« on: September 01, 2020, 07:00:35 AM »
Where can I buy or borrow this mag?

Technical Help / Help please- tunnelled waistband anyone
« on: October 04, 2019, 15:04:13 PM »
This is a tailor trouser waistband,  with a flat front and an adjustable elastic back. The elastic is not sewn in- it is covered. It comes out at side slits and the ends are covered by pieces of the fabric. The elastic has a buttonhole at each side. The front has two buttons at each side, depending on how big a dinner the gentleman had eaten!
I suppose I can figure this out for myself, but does anyone know an easy way?

Patterns Discussion / Franken patterning- mixing it up
« on: September 10, 2019, 08:45:59 AM »
It means combining two or more patterns.
I am putting together the top half of the Loes Hinse Tank Top, with the sides and bottom of the Merchant and Mills Bantam vest.
I am doing this to get a bit more coverage.
Is anyone else moving bits around?

For sale, unused, all sizes.
£6 including postage.
To be paid in second class stamps.

Technical Help / Wallpapering table
« on: May 21, 2019, 07:01:59 AM »
Are they suitable for cutting out fabric?

Oxfam shops are selling cotton sashiko quilts for approx £40, that would make up into similar coats as sold on Toast for many times more.

The Haberdashery / How to fix a patch in place until I oversew?
« on: April 06, 2019, 18:07:25 PM »
I have a sashiko machine and want to stitch down patches against a background cloth (like Wabi Sabi). Is there something that will hold them in place that I can remove later?  (Not pins or safety pins, something I can stitch over).

Fun with Fabric / Dye help please
« on: March 15, 2019, 16:04:28 PM »
I used Koala Bear Cold Dye on an oatmeal coloured cotton/linen, and it went a yellowish mustard colour. I hoped it would be more like coffee. Any ideas to dull the yellow tinge without buying another dye?

Publications / Ottobre
« on: March 03, 2019, 13:55:31 PM »
The 2/19 womens clothing magazine is up on their website. Fairly basic stuff, tops still swinging out towards the hip. I can usually find the magazine in Bristol at Temple Meads station.

For Sale, Wanted & Free to a good home / Wanted- Union Dress
« on: January 28, 2019, 07:58:07 AM »
I'd like to buy  a non-pdf uncut copy of the Merchant and Mills Union dress pattern. Or I could swap it for the Dress Shirt pattern (unused). UK only please.

Sewing Machines / Sashiko Machine
« on: December 31, 2018, 12:58:06 PM »
Hi, has anyone else got once of these machines? What have you made on it? I bought one about 18 months ago, refused to listen to the dealer when he tried to demo it in my home, and spent months trying to rethread it. I eventually watched an online tutorial and realised that if I had listened I would have understood that it only looks like conventional threading but is certainly not. I haven't thought of a freehand project yet (Wabi Sabi style) but will probably start with a shopping bag as my old ones I made are beginning to wear out.
My local Oxfam shop has a craft corner that does a roaring trade - sells donated bits of cloth and threads and other habbie stuff. One person's reject is definitely another one's treasure !

Hi, I'm new... / Hello from Bristol UK
« on: December 31, 2018, 12:42:27 PM »
A thanks to Imei for sorting out my registration. I am retired, make stuff (lots of different stuff!, mostly on sewing machines) and my current interest is Japanese dressmaking books (although I haven't made anything from them yet, as I may end up looking like a bag lady encased in oatmeal linen.
Xmas makes were PJs for DD, a xmas sack and hotwater bottle for DGS, and I appliqued his dad's (bought) t- shirts with gnomes from a patchwork remainder.
DD unearthed (and wears) a famous Fair Isle sweater (Prince of Wales pattern) that my mother knitted 30 years ago for her father - I checked online and they are nearly £300 to buy.
I was Mcgintie on Stitchers Guild.
And...I have actually met Manuela!

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