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Fabricland in Bristol has lots of lycra in bright colours- there are theatres here. It is part of a chain that sella online - check there for their prices.

Today... / Re: Monday 18th March
« on: Yesterday at 16:27:15 »

I went to Bristol Cribbs Mall and checked out John Lewis for fabric. They have a better quality stock than before,  but nothing at £35 total for a modest hip length tunic said buy me. Going back to checking thro the mixed bag in Fabricland next week.

Today... / Re: Friday 15 March
« on: March 15, 2019, 16:16:52 PM »
Been blowing a hoolie in Bristol for days- low pressure deranges me, and depresses the cat!
Off to NW Scotland end April to look at ancient rocks. Might bring back some tweed.

Today... / Re: Thursday 14th March
« on: March 14, 2019, 19:43:38 PM »
Depends how many you have left......

In the wardrobe / Re: Merchant and Mills Factory Dress
« on: March 12, 2019, 18:01:18 PM »
I think you did a pretty good job with this pattern, but it is disappointing when the fabric lets you down. Although it looks a little floppy, maybe an underslip would help?

Today... / Re: A Beautiful Day (yet Miserable Mood) on Monday in March
« on: March 11, 2019, 16:23:34 PM »
Lovely day, just back from lunch at city farm, watching veg growing. And wearing my recycled cashmere wristlets- makes a big difference to my wrist pain and spasms.
Imi, hope your day has improved.
I cut out 2 pairs trousers on Sun+ started sewing early today. The Japanese baglady look is underway!

Sewing Machines / Re: Now I know why I never touch my machine
« on: March 11, 2019, 07:40:08 AM »
Scraps - I use them to stuff draught excluders (like long sausages) to sit snugly behind my outside doors. I also add cut up worn out clothing. 

Today... / Re: Sunday March 10th
« on: March 10, 2019, 15:51:49 PM »
Eferema,  for the amount you might get for selling, and the hassle, you might not feel it is worthwhile. So, what I do is pass on stuff (that I don't need) to charity shops (my nearest Oxfam shop has a craft corner where stuff sells fast). Or give to DD's pals who make one-offs and sell online.
Remember, what you paid for it all is now dead money.

In the wardrobe / Re: Prima magazine pattern sizing
« on: March 06, 2019, 19:28:16 PM »
Ruthie, did you get the Burda shaped bottom from the pile of mags I gave you a while back? If you want rid of thePrima patterns, just send them down

Hi, I'm new... / Re: Hi from Australia!
« on: March 05, 2019, 13:53:14 PM »
Hi, do you get (Australian) Stitches magazine? If so, would you recommend a subscription?

Today... / Re: Sunday March 3rd
« on: March 04, 2019, 11:05:04 AM »
Ainnieg, it really depends on local pricing. But I suspect that a new suit would be cheaper. Personally, I would let them run with this project- after all, he would need to go to the tailor to get measured.

Today... / Re: Sunday March 3rd
« on: March 03, 2019, 14:02:41 PM »
Rejigging my wardrobe with existing pieces after going to the Mall with my plastic card yesterday and finding nothing inspiring. As usual, none of the shoppers were wearing anything remotely resembling what has been on the racks for the past seasons. One of life's little mysteries. Although judging by the still bulging sale racks, no one wants to buy that stuff anyway.
Marks and Spencer's have good quality, quietly stylish men's clothes season after season - I have been known to buy the odd shirt (that I alter) or a man's sweater, although I am a curvy 5ft 1". So why does the women's section mostly scream odd colours in tat and poly?

Publications / Ottobre
« on: March 03, 2019, 13:55:31 PM »
The 2/19 womens clothing magazine is up on their website. Fairly basic stuff, tops still swinging out towards the hip. I can usually find the magazine in Bristol at Temple Meads station.

The Haberdashery / Re: Rotary Cutters etc
« on: February 28, 2019, 16:55:20 PM »
To sharpen, I have successfully cut through three layers of kitchen foil.

Sewing Professionally / Re: Choosing Beggars, business client crazy edition
« on: February 22, 2019, 17:21:06 PM »
Advice on trollers like this is to ignore them. Any attention only encourages them.

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