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Today... One thread per day / Re: Sultry Saturday 8th August
« on: Yesterday at 17:19:52 »
@Ohsewsimple  builders are not meant to work after 1pm on a Saturday unless it is an emergency and should be respectful of neighbours during the week too. You can ask your council to have a word if it continues

Fun with Fabric / Re: Fabric suitable for making a cardigan
« on: Yesterday at 16:29:24 »
@UttaRetch I don`t have an overlocker and only a fairly basic non-computerised machine but sew a lot of knits.  I usually use  a very narrow zig zag for the seams and finish them by sewing  together with a 3-step zig zag (pressing to one side rather than open)

They don`t look hugely tidy on the inside so when I made my first knit cardigan this year I used a stitch which is called in the manual  a "stretch decorative".  It`s hard to describe but it gives a sort of criss-cross effect, and I then trimmed the seam allowance close to the stitching.  I used just an ordinary cotton jersey - similar weight to Art Gallery - and didn`t have problems with the fabric curling but you might want something thicker for the cooler months

In the wardrobe / Re: New Look 6107
« on: August 06, 2020, 16:17:06 PM »
@Gernella  the top of each front piece is gathered into the yoke.  I think that as well as being small busted I am narrow across my upper chest and I ended up with too much fabric between the armhole and the v-neck

In the wardrobe / Re: New Look 6107
« on: August 06, 2020, 13:16:23 PM »
I made this 2 years ago and ditched it! Yours is much much better. I'm quite small busted and couldn't work out how to reduce the amount of fabric that is gathered so it ended up looking very puffy below the gathers

In the wardrobe / Re: My style V. Current Fashions
« on: August 06, 2020, 10:00:10 AM »
I really love what I would broadly term Indian clothes and was drooling over Joanna Lumley`s outfits when watching her programme a couple of days ago.  But I don`t know if I`d dare wear them myself - would risk being accused of cultural appropriation! 

Today... One thread per day / Re: Thursday 6th August
« on: August 06, 2020, 09:54:43 AM »
Was meant to be looking after grandson this morning but he`s woken up with a slight temperature - extremely likely it`s because he`s teething but I guess we have to be sensible.  (Rather depressing to think that the slightest cold is going to send everyone into panic mode now)

I`m not too disappointed though as he is very tiring!  I might start making a new nightdress as I had a delivery from Higgs and Higgs yesterday.  Our new house is only 20 minutes from their store but they don`t appear to have re-opened to the public yet (probably just as well!)

Patterns Discussion / Re: Vogue Autumn 2020
« on: August 05, 2020, 19:11:47 PM »
What the devil is V1711 made from? It reminds me of that squishy pvc stuff boots were made of in the 1960s

Today... One thread per day / Re: Wednesday 5th August.
« on: August 05, 2020, 18:35:53 PM »
@grannysyb if you have time to go into Chipping Campden there is a junk/china shop in the High Street that is definitely worth a visit - sorry can`t remember the name.  Looks fairly normal from the outside but there is a cellar which is crammed (and I mean crammed) full of china - you have to edge round it - there is even stuff hanging from the ceiling. It`s totally bonkers!  Actually, come to think of it, I wonder if they will be open.  There`s absolutely no way you could keep 2 metres away from anything down there.
The Robert Welch Studio Shop is also great - I`ve spent many a happy hour in there drooling over cutlery (sad, but true)

Stratford was my nearest town until May - parking has always been a problem and the town is looking very run down these days

In the wardrobe / Re: My style V. Current Fashions
« on: August 04, 2020, 12:23:40 PM »
I'm very impressed that some of you must have been in a shop long enough recently to know what is in fashion

The Haberdashery / Re: Scissor recommendations please
« on: August 03, 2020, 14:33:26 PM »
I`ve always got on very well with Fiskars - lots of different sizes, not too expensive and you can get a sharpener too

Today... One thread per day / Re: Sunday August 2nd 2020
« on: August 02, 2020, 10:33:09 AM »
@maliw  there's a bridge over the M5 near us which is being repaired and that will take 12 months!
@Puzzler  I think pretty much everyone is suffering from background anxiety at the moment and it does affect your physical health

Today... One thread per day / Re: Saturday 1st August
« on: August 01, 2020, 15:52:08 PM »
@Bjay   and @Kenora   hopefully you aren`t both too stressed to be able to enjoy this   (make sure you read to the end):-,to%20close%20mouth%20and%20swallow.

Welcome Lounge and Information / Re: Emoji suggestion
« on: July 29, 2020, 13:21:29 PM »
I am quiety chuffed to say that when we saw our old neighbours yesterday the husband said "Do you know what I`ve missed about you?  Your laugh"

Welcome Lounge and Information / Re: Emoji suggestion
« on: July 26, 2020, 16:48:27 PM »
Where do old emojis go when noone wants them? Is there an emoji rehoming centre?

Welcome Lounge and Information / Re: Emoji suggestion
« on: July 26, 2020, 10:47:33 AM »
I think I`m the only person in the world who doesn`t "get" emojis so I should probably keep quiet

(I have one friend who often uses them rather than any words in her messages and I haven`t got a clue what she is trying to say!)

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