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In the wardrobe / Re: My style V. Current Fashions
« on: August 07, 2020, 07:28:15 AM »
And now a whole new debate about using African Wax Fabric.
What next, not using Tartan because it belongs to the Scots, and don't mention Kilts, Irish Linen, silk because it is made in India and don't any of you think of using Abraham Moon wool fabric, made in Leeds or Heart of Huddersfield wool fabric (from Fabworks) as you will have the rath of a Yorkshire girl to deal with.  ;)
@Tiggy Have you seen Fabworks in open again?

Oh, yes I have.  I was there yesterday, lol.  I bought some shirting and a really nice striped piece of Double knit for when it gets a bit cooler.  They have some gorgeous trouser weight 100% wools but they would need dry cleaning.  And what many places charge per half metre, they charge per yard.  Really good value.

In the wardrobe / Re: My style V. Current Fashions
« on: August 05, 2020, 17:29:56 PM »

I like that,  :D :D :D🤣🤣🤣

In the wardrobe / My style V. Current Fashions
« on: August 04, 2020, 06:34:42 AM »
 I hate gathers.  I don’t like all these flounces round the neck which go down to the waist.  I really don’t like the tiered skirts and 1970s.  I wore them when I was 13 so to me they are children’s clothing features.  Also, so not flattering.
But that is what is in the shops and magazines.  I mean, who remembers Gypsy Skirts?  All those gathers around the waist, shudder.  And the Huge sleeves, I mean, why?  How do you put a coat or jacket on over them?

I like cleaner lines, with a clever feature (which I always ‘think’ would be ‘easy’ lol).  No frills or flounces.
I’m more of a Blazer with a pair of jeans type gal (or a Chanel style jacket...)
So I’m really glad I sew my own clothes.

I am feeling a bit stumped as to what to my next project will be (just finished a Smart navy blazer with a notched collar, welt pockets and lining).  I haven’t made a pair of trousers in ages and everybody needs a smart pair of black trousers don’t they?  Hmmmm. Stumped is the word.

It’s all these frills, they are just too, well, frilly!  I’m glad I don’t have to rely on shops for my clothes.

In the wardrobe / Re: Bootstrap and Lekala Patterns
« on: July 29, 2020, 12:49:02 PM »
Thank you
I’ll buy something simple to check them out.

In the wardrobe / Bootstrap and Lekala Patterns
« on: July 29, 2020, 08:58:59 AM »
Has anybody used these companies?  They produce patterns which are formatted to the very detailed measurements you enter onto the website, and then emailed to you.

I have a big year next year.  My daughter is getting married in February, and my son will be getting married on July after postponing from this year.  I want to wear something chic and smart and different.  I love the clothes that Melania Trump wears (although I'm not keen on her!!!!)  My mum would like me to wear flowing chiffon and lace but I would feel like the Queen Mother.
(I had a close call when looking for dresses earlier this year.  I was talking to Stephen's potential MIL, and it turns out that we had both chosen dresses from Phase Eight (although I had not bought mine) and they were very similar.  Gulp.)

The patterns on these sites are different and stylish and I am tempted.   I would welcome people's opinions.

In the wardrobe / Re: Burda 6465 - Chanel Jacket/Little French Jacket
« on: July 04, 2020, 10:26:54 AM »
A very well made jacket, and I’m impressed with your handwork on the lining.  Very neat and adds a very luxurious finish.

Publications / Re: Threads Magazine
« on: July 04, 2020, 10:14:22 AM »
Thank you all.  I won’t bother, because the next available issue is NOVEMBER!   Lol. But I will try the virtual printer, thanks for that.   :thumbsup:

Publications / Threads Magazine
« on: July 04, 2020, 08:29:31 AM »
I have an ‘insider’ subscription to the Threads website, and love it.  But, I do love keeping copies of articles to refer to.  I found and article about making trouser legs fit better at the back so I hit ‘Print’.  Then I found a couple more relevant and interesting articles.  It has occurred to me that it is probably cheaper to buy the hard copy magazine rather than keep printing, so how do you buy it?  I’ve tried taking advantage of the Subscription Offers I keep getting emails about, but they aren’t available in the UK.

Courses & Classes / Re: Bluprint (was Craftsy) to close
« on: July 01, 2020, 15:15:56 PM »

It would seem that Bluprint are also allowing you to subscribe, which I think is a disgrace considering they are supposedly closing sometime later this month or next (according to Colorado newpapers as reported on Pattern Review).

Absolutely agree.  I will be cancelling my payment when I've downloaded everything.

Courses & Classes / Re: Bluprint (was Craftsy) to close
« on: July 01, 2020, 08:09:37 AM »
I used Allvasoft.  They were really quick coming back after adding my Craftsy login and then after about 5 hours I had all my classes downloaded.

I just did another random spot check and they are all clear with good sound.

I think it was worth the investment to not lose the money I'd spent over the years on Craftsy (Bluprint).

I am in the process of downloading my classes, as I type!  So good to hear that they down loaded well.

It seems that a new company called 'Skillshare' is jumping into the gap left by Bluprint.  Hope it works well for them.

In the wardrobe / Re: Labels?
« on: June 02, 2020, 06:54:36 AM »
I put labels in the clothes I make for my GD.  Specifically so that her mum knows where the back is!  (Shorts etc). I bought a roll of ribbon labels from Dunelm which say ‘made with love’ which is suitable for a toddler.  Then the toddlers DAD complained that I didn’t put a label in the shirt I made for his Christmas Present.....  so either her wants a ‘made with love’ label, or, he can’t tell which way round the shirt goes...

Good point about the recession.  I’ve already been feeling that fabric prices are going up.  I don’t have a clue how much is in my stash by length, but I do have a list in my head.
Now as for patterns, I’ve recently discovered PDF’s.  Especially Style Arc.  My stash of those is on my private, lol.

In the wardrobe / Re: Another winter coat...
« on: December 01, 2019, 17:05:02 PM »
It’s going to look lovely.  I like making coats.

In the wardrobe / Re: A baby coat!
« on: November 10, 2019, 18:20:25 PM »
That’s a lovely job you’ve done there.  Well done.

Patterns Discussion / Finding patterns a new home. how?
« on: November 10, 2019, 15:13:03 PM »
Over the years I have accumulated a fine collection of Big 4 patterns - plus size.  Since I had my weight loss surgery, I’ve lost A LOT of weight and have now got 2 Large Fabworks bags full of patterns, most of which are uncut.

So.   How do I find them a new home?  The thought of individual listings on eBay, is not appealing with so many patterns.

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