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I also had been mulling over the idea of entering this competition but things kept getting in the way of even starting! I’ll be watching with interest to see all your plans develop. If there’s a similar competition next year, I will make a concerted effort to enter! Good luck all!

In the wardrobe / Re: Jalie sweatshirt
« on: Yesterday at 19:20:05 »
You top looks great and you should be really proud of yourself for that weight loss! It’s not easy to lose weight.

Patterns Discussion / Re: MCCall Autumn Pattern
« on: August 14, 2019, 00:50:03 AM »
M8003 and M8006 could have been in one envelope, seeing as they have been styled together. Butterick did that a couple of years ago I remember. So annoying.
CR :angel:

Actually I prefer it when they don’t style separates together as very often I don’t like both (or all) pieces and I resent paying more for patterns when I only like one of the pieces.

Sewalongs and Competitions / Re: Stashbust in 2019
« on: July 20, 2019, 06:31:01 AM »
My stashbust plans for 2019 were so ambitious- it was to only buy/otherwise acquire fabric on a 3:1 ratio with sewn/given away, that is 3 metres out to 1 metre in. I was doing well with this for the first quarter of the year, mainly due to having made some curtains for which fabric was ready and waiting, 17 metres used up.

Now though, mainly due to some recent purchases, the ratio has gone way out of the window- 56 metres out to 42 metres in! 🤭🤭

I must stop going to fabric shops.
I must stop going to fabric shops.
I must stop going to fabric shops.

Let’s see if that works! 😄

Fun with Fabric / Re: Sue Barker’s jacket fabric
« on: June 21, 2019, 18:05:35 PM »
 Wouldn’t you know it, she didn’t appear again! Grrr!

[ quote author=StitchinTime link=topic=7636.msg124529#msg124529 date=1561133585]
While you’re waiting for her to reappear, have a look at the Linton Tweeds website and see if you spot anything similar.
I’ll try that -thanks @StitchinTime

And also a narrow zigzag stitch so that the seams will stretch with the fabric otherwise your seam could break.

If you’re going to do a muslin you need to use fabric with the same amount of stretch or it would be pointless. Yes I would pre-wash the fabric. I would go by the bust size as it’s easier to add to the side seams for the waist and hips, but I’ve never made Style Arc pattern up so can’t help there. Make sure you use a needle suitable for knit fabric.

Fun with Fabric / Re: Sue Barker’s jacket fabric
« on: June 21, 2019, 16:57:42 PM »
Typically, she is isn’t on at the moment 😏. I would imagine she’ll be back on about 5.50 or so or just before the coverage ends (at 6 o’clock).

Anyway the fabric is a creamy silk tweed maybe with a gold thread running through it I think.

Fun with Fabric / Re: Sue Barker’s jacket fabric
« on: June 21, 2019, 15:51:21 PM »
@Fabric Lover link?
It’s on tv now (bbc 2) so a link will probably not be available till later.

Fun with Fabric / Sue Barker’s jacket fabric
« on: June 21, 2019, 15:43:34 PM »
Love the fabric of Sue Barker’s jacket (she’s on the BBC’’ Queen’s coverage today. (It still smarts that I was there on Tuesday in the rain and didn’t get to see any tennis!😫).

I would love to get my hands on a similar fabric. Has anyone seen anything close to this?

Patterns Discussion / Re: Butterick B6028
« on: June 13, 2019, 22:07:35 PM »
@Fabric Lover , it’s lovely.

I used some variegated machine embroidery cotton for the top stitching. I also made one in Ivory and used a salmon coloured sulky thread on that. It really makes the pintucks stand out.

Great idea!

Patterns Discussion / Re: Butterick B6028
« on: June 13, 2019, 13:19:53 PM »
Your shirt is lovely @ Holly Berry.

The first photo I posted of this shirt was before buttons and buttonholes had been added, so this is the finished article.

Patterns Discussion / Re: Butterick B6028
« on: June 13, 2019, 09:55:28 AM »
@Fabric Lover , thank you for the pattern number!  Good to have a positive opinion.  I have a feeling I may already have this pattern, I must have a look.  You didn't by any chance make the trousers did you? 

No I don’t have the trousers pattern sorry!

Patterns Discussion / Re: Butterick B6028
« on: June 13, 2019, 09:54:15 AM »
The first one isn’t a cotton lawn actubut a Liberty cotton  cotton lawn actually, but a Liberty cotton.

Patterns Discussion / Re: Butterick B6028
« on: June 13, 2019, 09:51:44 AM »
I have the shirt pattern- B6026 - and love it! I’ve made it twice, the first was in a very busy print, cotton lawn. I like it but the main feature if the pintucks is completely lost. The second in a plain fabric is my favourite shirt. I will see if I have any photos. The tip I would give on this is to stabilise the area of the pintucks otherwise they go wavy - ask me how I know! 😗

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