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The Haberdashery / Re: spring action scissors
« on: October 20, 2021, 16:27:35 PM »
So Chic - that is very kind, and I will accept with thanks. I will PM you.

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The Haberdashery / spring action scissors
« on: October 20, 2021, 13:53:05 PM »
Hello - as the arthritis in my hands worsens - but I can still sew - I have been wondering about 'spring action' scissors such as these:
https://www.fiskars.com/en-gb/creating/products/scissors/softouch-spring-action-general-purpose-scissors-26cm-1003873

My Ernest Wright 8" are on the waiting list to be sharpened, but I have been finding them heavy of late, and had wondered about trying a pair of these whilst waiting (I am owed a birthday gift!)

Does anyone have any helpful experience?


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Technical Help / Re: V neck on a knit tunic
« on: October 07, 2021, 21:53:46 PM »
Thank you!

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Technical Help / Re: V neck on a knit tunic
« on: October 07, 2021, 12:26:33 PM »
Thank you - and I hope that others are finding this useful. I did use the tape, but somehow just couldn't get the stitching quite right - and on a Vneck it is so obvious!
I suspect the problem is my arthritic fingers rather than your excellent advice.

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Technical Help / Re: V neck on a knit tunic
« on: October 04, 2021, 11:27:39 AM »
Thanks! I used the term 'round' loosely, it will be a scoop.

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Technical Help / Re: V neck on a knit tunic
« on: October 04, 2021, 10:41:42 AM »
Despite following you detailed advice carefully datcat, I simply couldn't get the V to sit nicely on my trial piece. The knit I am using is very lovely, bought on a holiday 2 years ago. I would rather sew it with a round neck than risk spoiling it. But I will try again sometime - and thank you!

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Technical Help / Re: V neck on a knit tunic
« on: September 26, 2021, 08:34:41 AM »
Thank you!
Hoping to try that today - if I don't get as far as the neck, it ill have to wait until next week.
Especial thanks for the details, and i will let you know.

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Technical Help / V neck on a knit tunic
« on: September 25, 2021, 15:52:45 PM »
Hello all, I dropped off the forum for some time, my sewing having had to take a back seat, but I am back, with a stash to work through!
2 years ago, on holiday, I bought a lovely, substantial knit, a wool / viscose mix. I aim to make a tunic length 'T shirt'
My arthritic hands can't manage a T-shirt V-neck now, but I would love to do one with this. It is a good weight, and I was wondering about doing a V-neck facing (I'll have a few scraps to practice on). I'd appreciate any advice - including 'stick to a round neck'

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Patterns Discussion / Re: Muna and Broad?
« on: May 17, 2020, 13:21:24 PM »
Thank you Acorn, I have just gone to have a look.

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Patterns Discussion / Re: Muna and Broad?
« on: May 17, 2020, 11:10:57 AM »
Thank you all so much! I am not very good at navigating all the sites, and I am especially grateful for the helpful links. I agree that the photos are not flattering, but I can look past that.

My favourite 'curvy' patterns are Cashmerette, probably because I'm Jenny's shape! But her only trouser patterns are jeans and a new wide-legged trouser (which I know won't suit me!).

I'm going to have a think about this.

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Patterns Discussion / Muna and Broad?
« on: May 17, 2020, 08:56:01 AM »
Hello, I've run a search and can't find any mention of them: https://munaandbroad.com/

They are very niche, designed mostly for very large women (I would be one of their small sizes!) I love the lookoftheir tapered Willandra trousers:
https://munaandbroad.com/collections/frontpage/products/willandra-pants-sewing-pattern-pdf

Does anyone have any experience either of their patterns, or that strange diagonal seam?

Many thanks!

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Technical Help / Re: Trousers, slight stretch?
« on: May 17, 2020, 08:30:53 AM »
Thank you, that is a very good point (feeling rather daft that I didn't think of it!)
Back into my stash it goes until I can sort out a trouser toile!

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Technical Help / Trousers, slight stretch?
« on: May 16, 2020, 17:56:12 PM »
Hello all, I am about a size 20 US / 24 UK - but as we know, that doesn't tell the whole story! Recent spinal surgery has left me shorter, and a sense that I have 'changed shape'. Certainly my old trousers don't fit properly - it's not just a question of taking up the legs a bit, my truck has changed as well!
As I needed to be away from the machine, I bought a couple of pairs of leggings. They do suit me well, and the stretch means I don't have to worry about the fit so much. I downloaded the Cashmerette leggings pattern, made up a trial set and was pleased with them.
I have had tucked away, for 2-3 years some lovely linen fabric with lycra (but I'm not sure how much!). It doesn't stretch enough for the Cashmerette pattern (it only goes about halfway to the 'stretch' mark).
So......could I try making the next size up? or even 2 sizes up?
Or should I wait until I can put the time and effort into a complete trouser re-make?

Thanks for any advice!

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Patchwork & Quilting ... Welcome to the Darkside / Re: The fourth bridge
« on: December 16, 2019, 14:44:48 PM »
Hello! I find it easier to pot on this Forum than Gransnet. This is lovely - and I agree that it is a 'reversible' quilt.I do hope you get it done, but don't rush - after all this effort you wan it tobe just right.

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hello, I tried to contact you via email, but it failed. I don't know why, but PayPal won't let me pay without creating an account. I pay lots of other places via PayPal, just using my debit card. I really don't want to create an account (had a bad experience!) just happy to pay using my card on their platform. Do you know why this is a problem? or is there another way I can pay? Thanks

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