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Patterns Discussion / Unicorns
« on: February 14, 2018, 12:53:13 PM »
Has anyone any patterns for soft toy or accessory unicorns they would recommend please. DD is mad about them!

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Patterns Discussion / Jalie patterns
« on: January 30, 2018, 11:54:57 AM »
Does anyone know if a Jalie pattern is showing as out of stock for the paper version on line will it come back into stock soon enough please?

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Patterns Discussion / New Burda patterns
« on: January 25, 2018, 22:12:20 PM »
I was looking at these in the books tonight at class and there are so many lovely things for the next season. In particular there are some really nice plus patterns and the kids stuff is just fab.

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Courses & Classes / Claire Tyler dealing with denim
« on: October 11, 2017, 20:19:19 PM »
Has anyone done one of these workshops. I have a ticket for the knitting and stitching show here next month and I'm trying to pick my workshops. I have done one of her classes before and really liked her. I am also planning to do the lacy knickers one she is teaching.

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I have only ever used the design's built into my machine, I have never purchased any but would love to get some nice ones suitable for DD. She loves unicorns and rainbows but I don't even know where to begin never mind what are reputable sites!

Also is it ever possible to purchase popular characters or are they always TM violations?

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In the wardrobe / Two more concord t-shirts
« on: June 26, 2017, 16:22:29 PM »
Really love this pattern. The khaki one is long sleeved and I may still yet put some lace along the bottom of it and the second one is short sleeved with black lace over the back of it. I plan to make a lace flower on a brooch pin for the front.

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Embroidery Machines / Which would you pick?
« on: June 26, 2017, 16:19:48 PM »
I am making a skirt in black denim and plan to embroider some detail on the bottom front of the skirt. Which would you pick and do you think it looks ok in the variegated thread or would it be better in a solid colour (or stitched out in a colour pattern?)

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In the wardrobe / Black denim skirt.
« on: June 19, 2017, 14:04:00 PM »
I'm making a very simple a line black denim skirt (I have a dark blue denim one I wear a lot including at this very minute  0_0 ) and am looking for ideas for what colour to use as a contrast on the twin needle hem. I used a traditional yellow on the blue one.

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Tutorials / Elastic neckline using bias binding
« on: June 13, 2017, 17:46:46 PM »
I found this when trying to get the neck on B6455 right as the instructed method (to turn down the neckline to make the channel) would not sit nicely. Really happy with the finish on it and it will be a go to method for me in future.

http://thehabygoddess.blogspot.ie/2012/04/tutorial-adding-elastic-neckline.html

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Patterns Discussion / B6455
« on: June 09, 2017, 18:47:21 PM »
Just wondering if anyone has made this? I'm making view D and I'm finding it hard to get the elastic casing right due to the shape of the neckline and wondering if anyone has any tips please.

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Fun with Fabric / Lawn
« on: May 25, 2017, 21:59:30 PM »
I have 1.5 mrs of a gorgeous lawn that was a bit pricier than I usually would spend but I fell in love with it! I'm completely unable to decide what to do with it though. I was debating making a cowl neck princess seamed top that I've made before and like but something is stopping me. Can anyone help me be brave before the brief Irish summer is gone!!

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Patterns Discussion / Jalie (Éléonore)
« on: May 24, 2017, 13:01:49 PM »
My first Jalie pattern has arrived and I'm looking forward to trying it. Has anyone and tips or anything to look out for with their patterns please?

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Patterns Discussion / Simplicity 3688
« on: May 08, 2017, 22:33:49 PM »
I started the trousers at sewing class tonight and I may be in love. I've only got them put together roughly so they need some work but they feel fantastic on and I can't wait to get them finished.

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In the wardrobe / Jeggings for DD
« on: April 21, 2017, 09:43:17 AM »
Thanks to all the help in my fitting post DD is now the proud owner of these and I have a pattern drafted to fit her so I can make some more! I made I think 4 practice pairs in the end but totally worth it

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Hi. I'm attempting to make a pair of denim jeans (well they will be pull on as she is only nearly 4 and needs easy up and down) drawn from a pair she already has that fit her well.

This in itself is a challenge as I won't take them apart as they still fit and it's rare I find trousers that do for her  ><

I've run up a pair in some fabric I have lying around and I'm happy with the legs but the waist and crotch have come up too big. I've marked on them roughly where needs to come out around the crotch but I was wondering what's the best way to take this volume out please?

Thanks a million  :toast:

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