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In the wardrobe / Re: UFO Ottobre dress
« on: Yesterday at 10:33:50 »
Really nice dress, DV, and no ironing! Big bonus.

In the wardrobe / Re: Skirt with unpressed pleats
« on: Yesterday at 10:27:50 »
Lovely skirt, it will be very useful for the return of the warm weather. I love lawn fabric. The good quality stuff is better than silk, to my mind.

You've made a couple of skirts by using a dress pattern with a bit of a tweak. What a good idea, I'll remember it for the future.

In the wardrobe / Re: Shirt, jacket or something else.
« on: July 30, 2021, 14:13:13 PM »
Your extensive pattern adjustments have produced a very wearable casual jacket, perfect for chilly days. Excellent pattern matching, I hate doing it too! I love the fabric.

In the wardrobe / Re: Style Arc Montana midi dress
« on: July 29, 2021, 18:46:16 PM »
I've had my eye on the Montana dress for a while now, so was interested to see your very successful version. It will be cool and comfortable in the linen mix fabric and has the essential pockets!

You say you've taken 1.5" off the length, so I'm guessing the pattern must be quite long?

In the wardrobe / Re: Two new tops and a tricky fabric
« on: July 25, 2021, 20:08:40 PM »
Lovely tops! I'll have to take a look at the 5/2016 Ottobre mag. I do like a vee neck and those tops look very useful.

Your battles with the off-grain fabric have paid off.

Sewing Machines / Re: Singer 5122 - how to thread tension discs?
« on: July 23, 2021, 10:36:24 AM »
Your YouTube link shows the threading procedure very clearly, @MistyRose. Much better than my attempt at explaining it!

Hope it's helpful, @THX1138

Sewing Machines / Re: Singer 5122 - how to thread tension discs?
« on: July 22, 2021, 10:31:54 AM »
I'm not familiar with that particular model, but did have an older Singer machine. My initial reaction was that the 'pinkish' tension spring is broken. It should be a continuous loop with both ends fixed into the disc housing. It can then move up and down to even out the tension on the thread. You thread the discs by passing the thread through the tension discs, over the loop, then through the 'blue-ish' guide. On my machine, you did not pass the thread through the (pink) loop.

As I said, I don't know the particular model. Here's a link to a site where you can buy a manual. Sorry I couldn't find a free download, but there might be one out there.

In the wardrobe / Re: Another Stylearc Bonita dress
« on: June 23, 2021, 11:51:12 AM »
That's a lovely border print. I like the use of the contrast border as the sash belt.

Bridal / Re: My Wedding Dress
« on: June 23, 2021, 11:47:20 AM »
Your dress is gorgeous!

In the wardrobe / Re: Butterick B6101 - yet another version
« on: June 10, 2021, 22:51:45 PM »
Nice top, looks cool and comfortable. Good decision to go with vertical lines!

Patterns Discussion / Re: Style Arc Talulah Dress.
« on: June 10, 2021, 22:49:07 PM »
That pattern caught my eye when I was looking through the Style Arc site earlier this week. It's a nice style.

I'll be interested to hear how you get on with a woven version. In addition to the changes you mention, I'd need to consider introducing a bust dart as part of an FBA. I think I'd add length too and lower the neckline slightly.

Keep us posted with your progress!

In the wardrobe / Re: Lastest make.
« on: June 10, 2021, 15:56:20 PM »
Love the fabric and the style. Those little sleeves are a good idea.

Bridal / Re: My Wedding Dress
« on: June 10, 2021, 15:54:44 PM »
Beautiful! I prefer it with the lace on the waistband as to my eye it pulls the whole dress together.

Embroidery and Embellishment / Re: Monogrammed napkins
« on: June 04, 2021, 15:36:16 PM »
Very smart napkins. High living chez Sara-S!

In the wardrobe / Re: Mish mash
« on: June 04, 2021, 15:31:07 PM »
@SkoutSews It’s cotton from our local department store..Boyes

Cotton will be good for the warm weather - and aren't you lucky to have a local source of fabric!

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