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Patterns Discussion / Re: Has anyone made this pattern?
« on: November 20, 2019, 15:08:08 PM »
Yes I saw those @Francesca but none of them seem to have had a problem with the waist being too small. Progress on this project is abysmally slow, but I’m thinking slow and steady wins the race!  :(

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In the wardrobe / Re: Cross grain jeans?
« on: November 18, 2019, 09:40:15 AM »
Great job, well done!

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In the wardrobe / Re: Black? What was I thinking?
« on: November 18, 2019, 09:37:12 AM »
I’m the same as @Nevis5 - black makes me look ill , so I rarely sew it. I have similar issues though with navy or dark brown, and  it doesn’t help that my sewing room is quite dark. A magnifying lamp is essential!

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Patterns Discussion / Re: Has anyone made this pattern?
« on: November 18, 2019, 09:31:05 AM »
Many thanks for your reply @Kwaaked I was struggling to understand what you mean so I tried with a separate traced off piece and now I get it!

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Patterns Discussion / Has anyone made this pattern?
« on: November 17, 2019, 04:53:15 AM »
I’m using New Look K6391 to make a party dress,

in a poly satin (red just like the sample 😏). The toile I made of the bodice showed that I needed to add 5 inches to the waist- not surprising as the pattern measurements gave 28 inches for the size 14 waist! I’m making View A with the pleats at the bodice side seam which has made adjusting the waist difficult! I just wondered if anyone else has tackled this?

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Dolls and Toys / Re: Sewing For Dolls
« on: November 16, 2019, 09:39:26 AM »
What wonderful outfits you have made @Ann so talented!  I bet they don’t impact the stash very much. 😃

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The Show Must Go On / Re: Easing back gently
« on: November 16, 2019, 09:14:01 AM »
Wow that doesn’t sound like easing back to me! 😬

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Fun with Fabric / Re: Two pocket panels
« on: November 12, 2019, 09:35:23 AM »
I tried to upload a better angle photo but I can’t do it. I don’t want to do it through Imgur just in case it is seen by the recipients before Christmas. I’ll do a better one then.

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Fun with Fabric / Two pocket panels
« on: November 12, 2019, 08:53:16 AM »
I made these for my great-nieces and - nephews  [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]   ( or should I say great- niblings? New word discovered from a TV game-show yesterday- niblings being the collective word for nieces and nephews 😄) .


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In the wardrobe / Re: The good run has come to the end
« on: November 11, 2019, 18:37:36 PM »
I really like that coat worn by the Duchess of Cambridge yesterday, being a zip freak, suited me down to the ground.
I thought exactly the same @Gernella it was lovely!

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Sewalongs and Competitions / Re: Inspired by.... contest - voting thread
« on: November 11, 2019, 18:33:28 PM »
All excellent entries, as everyone has said it is really difficult to pick one!

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Fun with Fabric / Re: Pre-washing
« on: November 09, 2019, 08:29:40 AM »
This thread has been interesting and explains why the fabric for the striped top I also made this week wouldn’t line up after I’d washed it. Both the front and the back were cut on the fold and I decided that it was more important to match the stripes at the side seams than get it exactly on grain. I haven’t washed it yet so hopefully won’t have an issue there!  :S

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In the wardrobe / Re: Stripes for me too!
« on: November 08, 2019, 19:31:30 PM »
Thanks so much @mums sewing machine , I would just mention that the neckline as drafted is very wide. When I cut it out next time, I may adjust the pattern to bring it in a bit rather than adding a neckband.

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In the wardrobe / Stripes for me too!
« on: November 08, 2019, 15:39:22 PM »
I finished this top a couple of days ago, it’s Vogue 8950, here   The navy and yellow is a loop back jersey and the yellow is from a remnant bought in France. In hindsight a simple yellow Ponte would have been better for the yoke as they would have been a similar weight. Instead this is a heavy fleece back jersey which has very little stretch.

The neckline was way too wide for me for a winter top so I had to put a neckband on which is where the no stretch issue really caused me a problem. The first one I cut wouldn’t fit the opening no matter how hard I tried. The resulting neckline is I feel slightly loose but not so much that I won’t wear it, I’m reasonably happy with it.

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Access All Accessories / Re: Clutch Bag
« on: November 08, 2019, 10:17:41 AM »
Absolutely gorgeous!

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