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Tech Know How / Re: Go to first unread post
« on: December 13, 2019, 13:36:00 PM »
Yes just hit "new" and it'll take you to all the posts that are new to you

Tech Know How / Re: Access Difficulty
« on: November 16, 2019, 17:17:02 PM »
Chrome wouldn't let me on not no way no how.
Seems back to normal now.
Thanks @Francesca.

You can in Chrome. Just need to click the expanded advanced options and proceed. But it's fixed now anyway.

Tech Know How / Re: Access Difficulty
« on: November 16, 2019, 14:14:35 PM »

I just discussed it with Iminei (apologies I didn't get on it earlier, I'm currently on support for work too and we just had an issue!)

This isn't anything to worry about, our certificate expired. I'm not sure why it didn't automatically renew as it should have done, but either way there is no security issue with the site. I'm on support with our hosting provider now to get the cert reinstated and find out why it didn't automatically renew.

Tech Know How / Re: "New" posts
« on: November 03, 2019, 13:02:36 PM »
But today I discovered some recent posts, that I had not read, without the "new" flag!

That's odd, as that's exactly what it's supposed to do. Is there a possibility you opened the thread but didn't read it? As it should show the new tag.

It does, however, time out after a while.

Patterns Discussion / Re: Winter McCall's
« on: October 24, 2019, 13:46:42 PM »
Oooh I glossed over that! That's great news! I hope they do this for all future releases. The gorgeous dress I was desperate for in the summer only recently landed in the UK and I have no desire to sew it until the weather perks up again. But if they continue to release everything in PDF they'll get a lot more sales out of me.

Your Favourite Suppliers / Frocks & Stock Canterbury
« on: August 20, 2019, 20:24:58 PM »
Whilst visiting Canterbury at the weekend I stopped in at Frocks & Stock which is a charity shop with a very large haberdashery department. The entire downstairs room is fabrics (some on rolls, most on hangers), plus patterns, yarns, accessories, buttons, and sewing machines.

I saw lots I liked but was sensible and came away with 2.5m of a really lovely burgundy jersey. Has very strong recovery so I suspect a decent spandex and cotton. It was £6. They had loads!

Fun with Fabric / Textile 9 on eBay (quite cheap dress fabrics)
« on: August 20, 2019, 16:36:45 PM »
Recently discovered Textile 9 on eBay. They sell loads of different fabrics but all specifically in 4m cuts for very cheap. 4m of jerseys, fleeces, scubas etc for as little as £8 (for the full 4m piece that is, not per metre).

I ordered some snake print fabric from them. It isn't the highest quality but for £2pm it's exactly what I wanted to make a wearable toile for a skirt pattern and I'll probably still have some leftover.

Tech Know How / Re: Displaying photos
« on: August 20, 2019, 07:45:35 AM »
If you download an app, or use a site to inspect the EXIF data of photos you'll be able to see the orientation marker number and compare it to the chart above to see what the base file orientation is. The reason the photos show correctly after being opened in a browser as an independent file is because most browsers nowadays will open the file and orient it as per the EXIF data, the same way the gallery app and such will.

Tech Know How / Re: Displaying photos
« on: August 19, 2019, 19:59:33 PM »
I downloaded FionaM's photograph from the Jalie thread as an example and inspected the EXIF data. It's marked as Orientation 6 which as you can see from the diagram I include of image mappings, is on its side. Any software that manipulates images for upload will be taking the orientation and subtracting one to mimic the desired orientation. Unfortunately SMF base image software does not manipulate the image in this way like other sites might.

Tech Know How / Re: Displaying photos
« on: August 19, 2019, 19:50:53 PM »
Similar to what I said above, it's probably because once you open the image in an editor and resave it, you're saving the base picture file as oriented in line with the accelerometer data. I expect Pixlr also has a similar set up to us where it doesn't do any sort of manipulation to the image before upload (obviously being an editor itself it probably knows you want the base image file uploaded with no changes) so it'll show the same in Pixlr.

Technical Help / MOVED: Displaying photos
« on: August 19, 2019, 19:49:34 PM »

Tech Know How / Re: Displaying photos
« on: August 19, 2019, 16:39:48 PM »
If the uploader uploads an image that is the right way up it'll be displayed as such.

Note, systems like iPads and some phones will display photos upright even when the original source file is not correctly orientated.

The forum just displays the images as they are uploaded.

In the wardrobe / Re: Birthday Party Dress
« on: August 09, 2019, 14:21:55 PM »
If you read this whole thread you can see lots and lots of adjustments. I did three toiles. Pinching out fabric here and there, transferring it over to the pattern etc.

Here's an album I took of some of the construction pics though they are not particularly useful without text. I aim to write a blog post at some point:

In the wardrobe / Re: Birthday Party Dress
« on: August 09, 2019, 11:24:13 AM »
It survived the wash! That's always the conclusion of a good homemade garment for me... does it come out of the washing machine still put together...

I'm going to make another one of these hopefully as soon as I've finished my current project. I spied some floral fabric in my stash that I think will work really well for it.

Some creators really do have a stick up their arse. I remember a knitting pattern designer decreeing that you couldn't knit her pattern in a different yarn from the one it was intended for  :o

I like the pattern very much, Spooky Queen that I am.

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