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In the wardrobe / Re: Inauguration coats
« on: January 21, 2021, 13:18:52 PM »
@datcat23 Jill Biden wore a cream coat for the inauguration concert. I can’t find many photos of it yet, but there are a few in this article.

In the wardrobe / Re: Inauguration coats
« on: January 21, 2021, 10:10:28 AM »
More on the coat is in this article - the sparkle is from Swarovski crystals, not the lurex thread present in some Linton Tweeds.

Interestingly, the original design sketch for the coat seems to show it buttoning left-over-right.

In the wardrobe / Re: Inauguration coats
« on: January 21, 2021, 09:54:43 AM »
In this article on Inauguration Day fashions, the women's coats seem to be mainly right-over-left, so it might not be due to geography.

I did wonder if Jill Biden's coat was made from Linton Tweed, but I guess that could be regarded as unpatriotic even though the designer is American.

In the wardrobe / Inauguration coats
« on: January 21, 2021, 09:30:59 AM »
Looking at photos of yesterday's inauguration I noticed that Jill Biden's coat buttoned right-over-left, but Kamala Harris' coat buttoned left-over-right.

[Photo from BBC News]

I was taught that women's clothing buttoned right-over-left and men's clothing buttoned left-over-right, but is this convention now changing?

Certainly - it is only a fat eighth but you should be able to get a few squares out of it. Send me your address and I’ll get it in the post to you.

Middle horizontal or middle vertical? Do you just want enough for one square of each or could you use multiples of the same?

Edit - just realised that middle refers to to Iminei’s photo.

These are the ones I have in my stash. The bottom row might be tending towards not so bright white, but it is difficult to tell under artificial light.

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I’ll have a look once the cat gets off my knee. Does it have to be bright white or would off white be OK?

Today... One thread per day / Re: Sunday 10th January
« on: January 10, 2021, 10:54:46 AM »
Going home he was stopped by the police at Monmouth and asked why he was travelling.  ...  I will be carrying a copy of mum's discharge papers when I go back again.

Would any of us have predicted this time last year that the police would be stopping people and asking for their papers?

Sewing Machines / Re: John Lewis Janome 7025 - same as the Janome 525s?
« on: January 04, 2021, 21:05:01 PM »
Looking at the manuals for the two machines, they do appear on first glance to be the same.
Janome -
John Lewis -

Your Favourite Suppliers / Re: Bernina supplies
« on: January 04, 2021, 11:19:40 AM »
@b15erk Give Bambers a ring about spare parts. They had the bits needed to fix a 1970s 707 of mine. They may also have a magnetic seam guide in their haberdashery department.

Today... One thread per day / Re: Saturday 2nd January 2021
« on: January 02, 2021, 09:23:02 AM »
@Sandra Graham Norton has moved to Virgin Radio and will be doing a morning show at weekends. His first show is next Saturday at 9.30 and he will be joined by a familiar face/voice.

I’m open to offers on this so it finds a good home rather than it sitting unwanted in a charity shop.

I received some lovely sewing items for Christmas including two Leah Day perpetual calendars with 365 free motion quilting ideas. The family members involved are happy for me to destash one of them and put the proceeds to more lovely sewing items. I’m looking for £10 plus postage with payment by PayPal  Friends and Family.

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Postage will have to be as a small parcel and it is quite heavy (~750g) so it will be £4.70 (1st class) or £4.10 (2nd class) to send it by Royal Mail “signed for” within the UK.

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