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A bit of a 'do' / Re: Mother of the Groom
« Last post by Lowena on Today at 10:15:46 »
I've never worn a hat either, not to weddings, christenings, funerals... anything.
Patterns Discussion / Re: love notions laundry day tee
« Last post by Efemera on Today at 10:12:43 »
I’ve made about 6 of these.. the amount of ease does depend on your fabric. I used a 95% cotton 5% Lycra and there is almost no ease around the bust... another couple were made from different fabrics and there was a couple of inches ease. I found it to be quite fitted.
A bit of a 'do' / Re: Mother of the Groom
« Last post by fajita on Today at 10:11:55 »
Fun with Fabric / Re: Bamboo
« Last post by Fiona M on Today at 10:10:46 »
Could I ask where you got this bamboo jersey....I've been searching for linen jersey and this might fit the bill.
It’s a while since I bought it.  I can’t  recall where I got it now, but dragonfly have a few shades
If you do a google search I’m sure you’ll find stockists of other colours.  Mine was a bright green!  Lovely fabric to wear, soft and comfortable in any climate.
Patterns Discussion / Re: love notions laundry day tee
« Last post by Fiona M on Today at 10:00:25 »
Would think you could get an idea from the measurement of the pattern piece, try comparing it with a tee that fits you well.  I’d just print off the larger size and grade downwards where necessary.  But then I suppose I’m a bit lazy!
Overlockers & Coverstitchers / Re: Silver 720d or Jaguar 487
« Last post by Ellabella on Today at 09:54:43 »
I had a Silver sewing machine for years and found it excellent, never tried their overlockers though.
Today... / Re: Saturday 23rd March
« Last post by Kad on Today at 09:48:15 »

Husband is going to come shopping with me this morning - would prefer not to go but there is no food in the house. Don`t suggest I send him on his own - it`s not worth the stress of writing a list in microscopic detail and then biting my tongue because he`s still managed to buy something completely wrong!

I'm glad I've not got the only one  :D
After DD was born, he went to the supermarket armed with, what I thought, a comprehensive list. This list mentioned 4 leeks, with broccoli as the next item - he returned with the requisite number of leeks AND 4 heads of broccoli!!. I had to be quite inventive with the broccoli recipes that week  0_0
A bit of a 'do' / Re: Mother of the Groom
« Last post by Bodgeitandscarper on Today at 09:34:30 »
Shoes, I hate shoes! 
I've looked, and the odd pair I've found have been out of stock or not in my size (8).
It's probably sandals I'm after, although a peep toe sling back would be a possibility.  I don't/won't wear tights, so shoes are a no-no with my sweaty feet, and a fabric footbed is preferable to a plasticky one in a sandal.  I like espadrilles, but they need to be a bit dressy.  Oh, and no heels, I don't do heels!
I rather like these, but it looks a dodgy website, and I'm probably not going to be wearing pink!
Any ideas of places to look??
Patterns Discussion / Re: Looking for a pocket
« Last post by Ploshkin on Today at 09:25:46 »
Thank you Brenda, that's exactly the picture I had in my head - I didn't think to draw it  :)
Patterns Discussion / Re: Looking for a pocket
« Last post by BrendaP on Today at 09:22:29 »
Yes, what Ploshkin said. 

The front is cut as one single piece with a slash on each side so that it can be gathered.  I think on the illustration the yellow is just to cover over the seam but you could insert a pocket bag so that the front of the pocket is attached to the gathers and the back of the pocket to the bodice.  Use a thin fabric for the pockets.

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