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Publications / Re: Love Sewing Magazine #78
« on: May 16, 2021, 16:38:01 PM »
I understand the dissatisfaction with the sewing magazines available to you, but at least you have them.

Publications / Re: Love Sewing Magazine #78
« on: May 16, 2021, 16:29:56 PM »
@Helen M
Thank you so very much! You are now on my best friend list.  ;)
So nice of you to take the time to do this.  :D

Publications / Love Sewing Magazine #78
« on: May 16, 2021, 00:47:44 AM »
Apparently, Love Sewing Magazine is not available in the USA. I just want to say that while I have heard many people from other places express envy that we in the US can purchase patterns for very low prices, what we don't have are the sewing magazines that the rest of the world has access to. Some that include free patterns!

That said, I found this free downloadable pattern on Love Sewing Magazine's website. FREE downloadable patterns abound on their website. I never want to hear anybody expressing envy about the US getting low cost patterns. Other places can get them for free. OK, back to subject.  0_0

I can't get the instructions for the Think Pink Top in Love Sewing Magazine #78. I can't purchase a copy of the magazine. I can't borrow a copy from the library. Does anyone have the instructions for this top and could tell me if there is anything particularly weird or odd about the construction of it? I know the basic order of construction of a top, just curious if there is anything I should know. For example, recommended fabric or stretch of fabric? Thank you.  :)

Patterns Discussion / Re: MCCall Autumn Pattern
« on: August 14, 2019, 17:18:41 PM »
Also sometimes people are a different size top and bottom. I'm ok with them separating pieces because it's easier to file away the pattern envelopes into categories and find them later.  :D

In the wardrobe / Re: Eau de Panic
« on: June 28, 2019, 19:24:43 PM »
Sorry @Margarita, I don't have one, I meant if I had a blog I wouldn't put it on there :|

Oh, that's too bad. I don't have a blog either.

In the wardrobe / Re: Eau de Panic
« on: June 28, 2019, 18:30:43 PM »
I've made and adjusted plenty of boned bodices, whilst what you say may be correct, it is down the person altering the dress to make it look good and like it fits.  I certainly wouldn't put that on my blog, nor would it encourage me to go to her.  It looks awful!

Do you have a blog where we can see some samples of your work?

In the wardrobe / Re: recutting and using scraps - ideas?
« on: May 18, 2019, 19:50:32 PM »
You can mix knits with wovens. There is at least one Burda envelope pattern that I know of (own) that actually is designed this way. Burda 6631 There is no reason why most t-shirt patterns can't be designed to use a woven fabric on some part.

Burda 6631


is it unfair to tell you that this shop is just 30min away from my town? :P


Completely unfair, but I'm happy to hear it actually exists and somebody has access to it. I would go for the buttons alone! LOL

Sometimes the hunt for the quality fabric is fun.  :D

Thanks for posting about it.

Hi, I'm new... / Re: Greetings!
« on: May 12, 2019, 17:20:42 PM »
Welcome, Morzel. Although I rarely post, when I joined, the people here welcomed me with open arms. I'm sure you will feel equally welcomed!  :D

Oh the name Graz drew me in! I spent a month there on an exchange just before I left school and it's a place I'd love to revisit, even more so knowing that there is a fabric store!

Do you know if this is a chain store operation or just one store? Oh my, all those buttons and such a variety of colors in their zippers.

Lowena, Which ones? The ones on rolls?

If I had a fabric store near me like this, I would camp out. If you look at them on Google Maps you can see their wall of buttons! I want that. Does anybody have a store like that nearby?

Stoffland Graz

Patterns Discussion / Re: Pattern envy...
« on: April 12, 2019, 20:46:35 PM »
I do like the looks of that jacket. I purchased the pattern when I thought I might need a jacket like that. No longer need a jacket like that.

Agree with Morgan that the attraction is the pocket detail. Also agree that Shaeffer makes the instructions overly complicated. I think all her patterns are like that.

Patterns Discussion / Re: "Pattern Review" a grumble
« on: April 12, 2019, 20:38:30 PM »
I guess I think of the pattern reviews as a tool that is sometimes helpful. I generally only sew from the "Big 4/5/6/7" so reading reviews of indies or self-drafted isn't always useful to me, BUT I'm glad all those reviews are there because you never know where inspiration may come from and what you might possibly learn from a review. Sometimes the photos are just so inspiring and you can see what is possible.

As far as what people include in their reviews, I've decided that it's a personal decision. Not everybody wants to put their personal measurements out there. It is an "open to the world" website after all. I do wish people would say what size they used. Some people like their clothes to be tighter fitting, some looser fitting, but if you know what size they used you can sort of figure out if you are close to their size what size you should use. I guess. Who knows. Anybody that takes the time to share their project with pictures is a superstar as far as I'm concerned.

Hi, I'm new... / Re: New from the Southwestern USA
« on: December 24, 2018, 02:16:21 AM »
This is such a nice welcome.  :)

Hi, @Renegade Sewist , I am in the Phoenix area of Arizona. Not Phoenix, but close. :) I've noticed a few people from the USA here.

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