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In the wardrobe / Re: Hot weather clothing and bedding
« on: June 22, 2020, 21:05:08 PM »
In really hot weather if I can't sleep I wipe my skin over with cold water, pulse points, face, back of the neck, arms, legs, and let it air dry,

Your Favourite Suppliers / plain weave viscose?
« on: May 29, 2020, 09:08:24 AM »
I'm looking for a viscose or mix in a woven fabric with a decent drape, for another jumpsuit from Butterick 6441. Ideally I'd like a sort of washy floral pattern on a dark background. It has to be heavy enough to work for the trouser bit and light enough for the top. Any suggestions for online suppliers welcome.

In the wardrobe / Re: Holey Moley!
« on: May 26, 2020, 07:54:53 AM »
Poorly adapted for your Glock I feel. The weight would be banging around uncomfortably, and where would you put the spare clip?

In the wardrobe / Re: Help needed
« on: May 26, 2020, 07:45:32 AM »
If you haven't binned the pieces of this garment, it is possible to save it, by dumping the useless instructions. You would take your bodice pattern and pin a fold in it to make a V neck, then, if the facing isn't cut to the shape you get, trace off the front neckline and make a facing piece the width of the original. I'd stitch the pleat from the inside for a couple of inches or so to hold it and apply the facing to the neckline after the shoulder seam was stitched. I second the thoughts given above that patterns from Big 4 companies and a couple of other golden oldies usually have reliable instructions. If you make a new start with a better pattern you could go back to this later. Lots of us have a Drawer of the Damned, where we lay a failure to fester for a while before getting up the courage to knock it into shape.

In the wardrobe / Re: Embroidered border fabric top
« on: May 26, 2020, 07:23:28 AM »
I like the fabric and the inspiration garment. I'd probably go for it, throwing caution to the winds. Other idea, find some plain grey to mix with it, yoke and sleeves if used.

In the wardrobe / Re: Yet another...
« on: May 26, 2020, 07:19:50 AM »
Another fan of your fabric finds here.

In the wardrobe / Re: Pauline Alice Denia blouse
« on: May 26, 2020, 07:18:34 AM »
Lovely shape, I like the drape the tie front gives.

In the wardrobe / Re: Pleated skirt
« on: May 26, 2020, 07:16:57 AM »
That was quick work!

Good grief, this is one of the hardest to make a choice from! They are all so good, inventive and well thought out.

In the wardrobe / Your oldest garment
« on: April 29, 2020, 20:14:50 PM »
Batting off another thread, I wondered what is the oldest piece of clothing still in regular use y'all have. I think mine is a dressing gown I bought round about 1973.

Patterns Discussion / Re: Am I mad to want to attempt jeans?
« on: March 29, 2020, 19:57:37 PM »
Pace yourself. Decide what parts of standard jeans are essential for you and what you will ditch. Jeans get a reputation because people go for the whole look, coin pocket, studs, run and fell seams, top stitching, waistband with belt loops, fly front. If you just want to make something that fits nicely and is comfortable and can skip lots of those processes it will be much quicker.
Key question for me is will I always have a top which covers the waist area.

In the wardrobe / Re: Purple wool cape
« on: March 08, 2020, 14:44:31 PM »
Such a pretty colour! It's a lovely shape and length too.

In the wardrobe / Re: McCall’s 7948
« on: March 06, 2020, 20:04:57 PM »
You get such amazing fabrics Manuela!

In the wardrobe / Re: The Rushcutter hack
« on: March 04, 2020, 23:05:33 PM »

In the wardrobe / Re: I've made a Hoodie and it fits.
« on: March 02, 2020, 18:24:36 PM »
Looks great, so warm!

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