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Today... One thread per day / Re: Saturday 4th December
« on: Today at 11:46:04 »
I do the same as @Bill .  Cut small lengths of sellotape and stick them to the table edge.  Much quicker and less annoying that way - had a dispenser years ago but have no idea what happened to it.

Sunny here at the moment.  I'm just about to slurp some soup and then I have to wait a while before doing a LFT - we're off to the other side of the country later for DH's sister's birthday do. I have an ensemble rehearsal tomorrow when a 91 year old visitor will be present so it's only polite to make sure I'm not harbouring anything nasty for her.  So it will be a crazy dash back home early in the morning, then I have to whip up some edibles to take with me to that.  Sigh.  So much for my nice quiet weekend.

On the plus side, I've just laid out the dress pattern I'd like to make for Christmas out on the fabric.  Just got to cut and sew now. Ha!  Goodness knows when that will get done  :faints:

Happy Saturday all xx

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Friday 3rd December
« on: Yesterday at 14:58:24 »
That's brilliant news @Sara-S   !

Hi all, it's been a couple of days since I posted I think.  Not much going on, just seasonal stuff.  It's cold, grey and wet here at the moment.  Not as icy as it has been though; at least I could walk on the pavements this morning without panicking that I was going to slip over.

So I've been out this morning, walked into town with my friend,  picked up some click and collect parcels and then drove to the other side of town to pick up some more.  Am trying not to get annoyed with sister in law whose 70th birthday is next week.  She decided she would have a family get together to celebrate and has now forgotten to give us any details of when/where it's being held.  As it's over 150 miles away and we have plans for the weekend I'm not thrilled to discover it's a family meal somewhere tomorrow night.  DH is anxious to go (she lost her husband at the beginning of the year so he feels we should support her) and I really don't mind except that he's now saying we can only stay for an hour or so before finding and driving to a B&B somewhere on the way home so that he can leave at the crack of dawn on Sunday to play in a tennis match an hour's drive from here at 11.00 a.m.  Me, cross?  :rant:

Hey ho.  Need to see if I have any glad rags I can stretch round my post lockdown bod.  Hooray.

Have a fun afternoon all.  Stay warm and dry.  I'm staying in.

xx

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In the wardrobe / Re: Another Jalie 2795 zip jacket
« on: November 12, 2021, 08:42:15 AM »
It's lovely!  I like Jalie patterns too, they fit well.  That style really suits you, @Vezelay  xx

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Hi, I'm new... / Re: I’m kowgiirl.up
« on: October 17, 2021, 13:42:05 PM »
Hello @kowgiirl.up  and welcome!   :toast:

@Pearl SG is another US sewing site - Stitcher's Guild.  Think they've been having some site problems lately.  I used to read and post on there but not any more.

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A bit of a 'do' / Re: Bride's dress
« on: October 14, 2021, 12:15:25 PM »
Ooh how lovely!  exciting stuff, look forward to seeing your photos!  And I'm in awe.  xx

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In the wardrobe / Re: Claudie Jacket
« on: October 09, 2021, 08:54:15 AM »
Looks good to me too!  And I love the colour.  I bet it will be a really useful basic jacket.

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In the wardrobe / Re: Ottobre Dress 10-5-21
« on: October 05, 2021, 08:30:54 AM »
That's lovely and I think the length is perfect.  I love dresses with boots!  x

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Hi, I'm new... / Re: Hello, I'm new here.
« on: September 30, 2021, 12:34:29 PM »
Hello and welcome @furstylisa  from me, too  :toast:

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Hi, I'm new... / Re: Hello to all you lovely sewers
« on: September 30, 2021, 12:13:53 PM »
Hello @Helcat_42  from me, too  :toast: 

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In the wardrobe / Re: 1948 dresses!
« on: September 21, 2021, 13:37:39 PM »
Ooh gorgeous, @Syrinx   !!  Love the hair too, such a beautiful style.  Hope you had two glorious days x

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Patterns Discussion / Re: Independent pattern companies
« on: September 20, 2021, 13:48:56 PM »
I agree, @Bumblebuncher   my stats are similar to yours.  No way would I struggle into an all in one.  And the loo issue is a major one for me, I'm shuddering at the thought of dashing into a public convenience and having to completely undress.  I did wear a 'flying suit' (as it was called back in the day) way back in the early 1980s, can't remember where I bought it but I loved it on me then.  But that was then, and now is now, and I'm older, wiser and with a considerably weaker bladder  :laughing:

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Bridal / Re: My Wedding Dress
« on: September 20, 2021, 13:43:11 PM »
Both you and the dress are just beautiful  <3 <3

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In the wardrobe / Re: Tessuti Felicia Dress
« on: September 20, 2021, 11:38:11 AM »
That looks lovely, @Starryfish  !  I love the colours.  I wish I could wear that style of dress, it looks so comfy but as I am so well endowed on top I would just look 20 months' pregnant in one. 

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Patterns Discussion / Re: McCalls 8121
« on: September 20, 2021, 11:33:11 AM »
I would say you have the skills to sew your zip whichever way you prefer.  I'm currently wearing a pair of M&S jeans which zip up the 'wrong' way i.e the fly is on the right hand side.  Drives me potty when I'm used to all my other pairs zipping up the other way.  Another incentive to lose that corona-stone which seems to have crept up onto my hips  :angry:

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A Good Yarn / Re: Christmas mice sleigh
« on: September 14, 2021, 12:25:11 PM »
Oh they are adorable @CraftyIrish  !  I would have liked to learn to crochet once upon a time but my granny who was a fantastic crocheter (is that a word?)  gave up trying to teach me once she realised I was left handed .....  I can manage a chain but that's it.  Oh well. 

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