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I saw this & I thought you may be interested! / Machine embroidery designs
« on: December 19, 2021, 09:44:41 AM »
Came across this English designer and thought you might be interested.

Embroidery and Embellishment / Re: Embroidery on Velvet
« on: December 14, 2021, 17:43:38 PM »
I use this. I have the Innovis V5LE and don't have any trouble just hooping the stabiliser. It has a paper that you score and remove and then just stick your fabric to the stabiliser. You can as well just remove all the paper and stick the bottom frame onto the stabiliser without having to use the top frame, although i haven't tried this myself.
Personally i am not a fan of temp adhesive spray and only resort to using it when doing in the hoop stuff.

Can't wait for the pattern sale? Then buy yourself a gift card, 20% off. here

Patterns Discussion / Re: New Style Arc Richmond skirt
« on: December 12, 2021, 18:32:00 PM »
I love it, even the drawstring hem. I haven't got a waist but love a skirt and this would suit a short hip length top, i am thinking the Teddy Top which i have made a few times. I am also thinking pin tucks rather than pleats. I will buy this but wait for the New Year sale.

For Sale, Wanted & Free to a good home / Re: 3” squares galore!
« on: November 21, 2021, 17:45:34 PM »
Why will they be binned? why not just bundle them into smaller bags and put them in the shop. At worst take them to the local recycling centre who will shred them and then sell them for other uses. My centre sells to a local carpet manufacture.

Patterns Discussion / Re: Smart non shirt tops
« on: November 18, 2021, 16:01:31 PM »
@mudcat the ones i have used have been ok, but they are un-structed and designed for linen fabric so you won't find anything too tailored. Plus the ones i have used have been free so nothing to loose really.

Patterns Discussion / Re: Smart non shirt tops
« on: November 18, 2021, 15:40:32 PM »
Quite a few here I made the Chelsea and monique a few times for summer wear. If i remember rightly you have to sign up for emails to access the patterns

Patterns Discussion / Re: Asking the impossible
« on: November 18, 2021, 15:33:38 PM »
So, i decided on the shawl collar by Sew Me Something, but, being a tight fisted Yorkshire lass thought i would do a search to see if i could get the pattern cheaper. Probably shouldn't be sharing this with you but hay the links were freely available. When i did my search these came up. the instructions the shirt click on the link for the pattern, and curvy version.
To be honest this is not the first time i have stubbled across pdf patterns ready to go, and from some pretty well known companies, that are freely available. I can only assume someone has forgot to password protect.

Patterns Discussion / Re: Asking the impossible
« on: November 17, 2021, 16:59:55 PM »
Now found it, and remembered why i didn't bookmark. It is the Waikerie shirt by Muna and Broad. I am a bit smaller than their smallest measurements and wasn't sure if the shirt would swamp me, but i am going to take a punt, i can scale the pattern down myself if needed.
But whist looking i came across this as well, and i do like the shawl collar.

Patterns Discussion / Re: Asking the impossible
« on: November 16, 2021, 09:16:00 AM »
@coffeeandcake no it's not the Archer. It is a more boxy oversized shape with drop shoulders.
@Ohsewsimple My history is set to clear every time i log off, i came across the pattern through reading a blog that gave a link to something else, that also gave a link to some were, you know how it is, before you know it you are in the middle of the maze and no idea how you got there.

Patterns Discussion / Asking the impossible
« on: November 15, 2021, 17:32:29 PM »
A couple of weeks ago i came across a blouse/shirt PDF pattern and forgot to book mark it and now i cannot find it again. It is a button up loose fitting blouse/shirt with drop shoulders and long sleeves, it has a back yoke and the back panel has a pleat in it.
It definitely not a big four, Style Arc or Merchant and Mill (my usual go to patterns) nor is it the Gilbert from Helens Closet.

Anyone come across anything like this?

Sorry forgot to say i have also looked at everything on the FoldLine.

House Beautiful / Re: Refurbishing 1970s dining room chairs
« on: November 09, 2021, 18:24:24 PM »
A French Polisher once told me to hover a warm iron over the mark on my table, I suppose similar to @Ploshkin hairdryer method, but i never dared try it. I bought some Colron ring remover  and that worked.

Depends on what you call reasonable, but lots here and a couple here and here. A couple here but they are 95% cotton 5% elastine they do have a good selection of non xmas cotton jersey.
this this or this

Patterns Discussion / Would the pics inspire you?
« on: November 06, 2021, 15:49:24 PM »
Came across NH Patterns on Etsy but have you seen the mismatched checks? Now i am not normally one to criticise but one of my bug bears is checks and tartan that do not match up. Really doesn't inspire me to buy the patterns. dress and trousers 

In the wardrobe / Re: 1948 dresses!
« on: November 06, 2021, 15:43:49 PM »
What wonderful outfits, so good to see that you have taken the time to get all aspect's (hair, shoes bag etc) just right.

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