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Yellow flared trousers, navy/white spotted blouse with full sleeves and a handknitted red tank top. 

Always wanted to visit America!

Current Projects / Re: Up Up and Away Cushion
« on: November 26, 2021, 21:50:56 PM »
@Lemon Syllabub  Hey, don't forget to check your Swiss Army knife.

For Sale, Wanted & Free to a good home / Re: tiny trainers
« on: November 19, 2021, 13:03:24 PM »
Have PM'd you, Acorn.

For Sale, Wanted & Free to a good home / tiny trainers
« on: November 19, 2021, 11:37:21 AM »
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Very small trainers.  Internal measurements;  6.8cm long, 3cm wide.
Not big enough for American Girl, Our Generation or similar. Would fit BJD apparently.
The black ones have a discoloured toecap, looks like the doll has worn them to play out!
£4.25 each posted, except the black ones, £3.25

Current Projects / Re: Up Up and Away Cushion
« on: November 17, 2021, 14:57:35 PM »
@Diane  I just read somewhere that if you dampen the paper, it makes it easier to tear away.

« on: November 12, 2021, 23:22:25 PM »
@Ann Thank you!  I could have done with that- I am knitting a 26 stitch sleeve, in the round and I keep losing count of the rows.k

« on: November 12, 2021, 17:20:35 PM »
@Ann  I don't know if you have been asked this already, but what are those little stitch holders doing down your socks?  Is there something to be added there later? Do tell!

Embroidery and Embellishment / Re: What have I been up to today?
« on: November 03, 2021, 16:26:03 PM »
I've a 10x7 but I've not a piece of fabric big enough to cover it  :laughing:
Another day maybe  :)
  If you have some stabiliser, tack your fabric onto a big enough piece, hoop that, then remove the extra when the embroidery is done. Doh - just seen someone already suggested this.  What a great mind you must have @Ohsewsimple !

I saw this & I thought you may be interested! / Quilting teacher wanted
« on: October 23, 2021, 16:15:59 PM »
Samuel Taylors are advertising for a quilting teacher at their Brighouse store.

Sewalongs and Competitions / Re: Autumn / Winter 3-piece Sewalong
« on: October 21, 2021, 11:00:29 AM »
@Bumblebuncher  Do you use ordinary thread or woolly nylon in the loopers?  The nylon gives a softer seam.

Technical Help / Re: Side Seam Pocket Please Help!
« on: October 19, 2021, 12:35:15 PM »
It look almost as if the lining is too tight on the side that sits out.  The pattern matches, so it should lie flat.

Dolls and Toys / Re: Sewing For Dolls
« on: October 07, 2021, 23:22:05 PM »
Finished the  coat  ( with the shortened facing!). It is pretty cute.  Now going to make another with a perfect fabric I found as the lining.  Must make a list of points to send on feedback too.
Just bought a Kwiksew pattern for 18" dolls.  That is what it says on the back, near the fabric requirements. On the front, it says 14" doll clothes. No mention of size on the pattern paper.  The pieces look right for 18" but I have sent an email to the supplier so they can report it back..

Patterns Discussion / Re: Free Jalie pattern
« on: October 07, 2021, 23:11:57 PM »
@Acorn  I just altered a Cotton traders ' button neck sweatshirt'  to a zip up front for someone!  I have saved the placket to see how they constructed it.

Dolls and Toys / Re: Sewing For Dolls
« on: October 03, 2021, 23:16:16 PM »
@Ann Thank you, I will put it in the review. I have been in touch with the 'support' team, but they don't seem to understand what I am saying.  There are a couple of other things I think ought to be changed but that is the worst.

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