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Fun with Fabric / Fabric Godmother
« on: July 26, 2019, 08:47:55 AM »
Has anyone ordered from Fabric Godmother recently?  I'm a bit worried; I ordered a couple of metres of fabric on 5th July by Paypal and the order is showing up on my account with FG as 'awaiting shipment'.  The fabric is now sold out online so I reckoned that it was an error and should have shown up as sold out when I tried to order.

I have emailed them twice now asking what has happened to the order and have had no reply.  I know I can get my money back through Paypal so am not worried about that, but it's very unlike them not to respond and/or send my order.

Was just wondering if anyone else had had a problem with them lately.  I'm hoping that it's just a glitch and that there's nothing wrong. Don't want to fall out with them as I like their fabrics and have ordered successfully from them quite a lot.  Any ideas?  Thank you! x

Fun with Fabric / Ideas from you creative people required
« on: May 23, 2019, 07:33:00 AM »
I've inherited quite a few of my late mother's beautifully hand embroidered table linens.   It's mainly tablecloths although there are a couple of tray cloths as well.

I don't have a table (at all at the moment! but one is on order, thankfully) which will fit any of these cloths, and I also have Christmas cloths etc of my own so don't need more.  Does anyone have any bright ideas of what to do with all these linens?  I don't really want to give them away/sell them at the moment as I have so many memories of the time Mum spent embroidering them.  Neither do I want to wear them particularly but I've absolutely no idea what else I can do with them.

Please can anyone help? x

Technical Help / Leggings fabric?
« on: August 27, 2018, 12:51:42 PM »
DD has asked me to help her make (ha! no chance, I know who will be doing it) some leggings for autumn/winter.  I have a couple of patterns which I can use but I've never done leggings, or even worn them, so am not sure what fabric would be best for them??  Does anyone have any suggestions?  Also what about the waistband?  What do you use for those?

TIA for any help! 

Technical Help / Trouser fitting question
« on: May 25, 2018, 13:04:32 PM »
Hi all.  I have recently finished a pair of culottes in a soft linen/cotton mix and the fit is amazing on me.  I'm so shocked as I usually have to add/subtract cm, lower the bum, take out wrinkles, shorten this and that etc etc.  I was wondering if I could just use the crotch and tum fitting part of the pattern to make an entirely different silhouette, i.e. a straight trouser? Because the culottes have a wide leg I was assuming that the good fit at the back was due to the excess of fabric under the seat but is that the case?  If I wanted to change to a plain trouser fit would it work?

I'd appreciate any help. Thanks.

Hi, I'm new... / Hello!
« on: January 01, 2018, 13:33:01 PM »
Hello, am delurking as part of my New Year's Resolutions  :)  I was briefly a member of TSP (but have forgotten my user name there, oops  :S) and have been a silent member here for a while.  But everyone here is so friendly I thought I should try and join in.  I like to sew and have just taken delivery of a lovely new Bernina 570QE which was a *cough* Big Birthday present from DH, lucky me :)  haven't had much time to play with it yet but am looking forward to learning.  Have spent the first morning of January 2018 up in my sewing loft trying to finish off a dress which was started, ahem, quite a while ago - just the hem to do now, yay so am feeling fairly virtuous - two Resolutions in one day :angel:


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