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Access All Accessories / Gift bags
« on: March 10, 2020, 15:06:52 PM »
I've tried a few different methods of sewing gift bags, this is my latest fave

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In the wardrobe / The Rushcutter hack
« on: March 04, 2020, 12:52:26 PM »
I've finished my dress - In the Folds Rushcutter Dress - which I've turned into a coat  :)

I made it up as normal, omitting the zip in the back then sliced it up the front, bias bound the edges, et voilà.

The fabric is a beautifully drapey viscose purchased last year with the intention of entering the Florals comp but couldn't decide what to use it for. The bias binding is from a pillowcase.

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Sorry, I took the photo's on my telephone so they're in portrait mode

In the wardrobe / A pair of trousers
« on: February 24, 2020, 15:15:54 PM »
I've finished my Darlow Pants, an In the Folds pattern. They're in pale grey (!) linen, the exclamation is because I have NO grey in my wardrobe, tis verging on yuk as I'm aware that to avoid looking too much like a childrens TV presenter it's best not to go too vibrant where the trouser's are concerned  :) I'm hoping they'll be a good companion for many different coloured tops.

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My next idea is another In the Folds pattern, the Rushcutter Dress, but I'm going to totally change it. If it works I'll show pics  ;)

In the wardrobe / Stash-bustin robe
« on: February 17, 2020, 15:52:39 PM »
Sorting through my stash I realised just how much fabric I have bought just because it was cheap or discounted with no real thought as to how it would be used. So I picked out two large pieces, just big enough to put together and make one garment from. They're both very lightweight, unsuitable for outer garments so I made another robe, perfect for slipping on over pj's and for everyday wear. It's made a bit of a dent in the pile but it will get lots of use, better than languishing til who knows when.

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Tech Know How / Profile problem
« on: February 16, 2020, 11:12:13 AM »
I've tried to change my profile info this morning, the photo mainly but when I go to update the changes a screen flashes up saying the site can't be reached. I can get onto the site, however, hence being able to post this message. What am I doing wrong?!

I saw this & I thought you may be interested! / Dragonfly Fabrics discount
« on: February 14, 2020, 14:36:54 PM »
15% off all fabrics until midnight Sunday, use code Love15 at checkout  :)

In the wardrobe / Hacked SA Adeline
« on: February 13, 2020, 15:09:46 PM »
Another SA Adeline dress shortened in length with a round neck rather than a V neck. Has everybody got one pattern that makes them wish they hadn't spent ££££'s on buying all the others that are hardly used?

Don't know what the fabric is, it's a remnant from Croft Mill purchased last year, but it was awkward to work with. It has a slight stretch but not enough to make me want to tear my hair out. It is quite heavy and hangs really nicely.

I stitched buttons on the pockets purely for cosmetic value, oh and the pockets are skew-wiff, of course, tis moi  :P

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Your Favourite Suppliers / Ironing help
« on: February 08, 2020, 12:27:13 PM »
This might not be the right place for this.....

I'm seriously considering buying a sleeve board for the ironing board as I'm sick of grappling with the not-at-all-narrow narrow end of my ironing board.

Any ideas or recommendations of said item? Or anybody got one and regretted it? Or any ideas for an alternative thing?

Thanks  :)

House Beautiful / Hanging pods
« on: February 08, 2020, 12:18:44 PM »
These are the hanging pods I've completed for the bathroom. The outer is a cotton left over from cushion covers, bought online from a site that's no longer operational, plus I can't remember the name  >< The inner is remainder of a cotton lawn from Dragonfly Fab's and the hanging loop is cotton ribbon from Ray Stitch.

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In the wardrobe / Keep, recycle, or...?
« on: February 04, 2020, 13:54:01 PM »
I've noticed that some of you lovely lot are constantly on the make, of garments that is. What always crosses my mind is what do you do when your wardrobes and drawers get full with it all?

I regularly have a clear out of older stuff that I'm sick to the back teeth of, and donate to charity. This makes room for newer garments that I do enjoy wearing.

My bestie has lived in the same house for nearly forty years and she has one bedroom full to bursting with clothes, she has things going back to the seventies  :o Every so often she'll have a fleabay purge but she buys vintage clothes everywhere she goes so the stock never depletes.

How do you deal with ever-growing wardrobes?

In the wardrobe / Pattern hack top
« on: February 01, 2020, 10:19:36 AM »
This top is the SA Adeline Dress shortened into top length and with the neckline changed from a V to round.

I cut out the shoulder/sleeve then stitched it in with the checks running a different way. I also made two front pieces in order to change the neckline at the back. I used up the last of my brushed cotton, and bound the edges in the last piece of some cotton lawn.

I will make it again, maybe a stripe would be effective, or contrasting prints?

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I saw this & I thought you may be interested! / Radio article
« on: January 25, 2020, 12:34:46 PM »
On Tuesday 28th at 1.30pm and 8.30pm on R4Extra, A needle pulling thread. "A tapestry of stories about the place of the sewing needle in our lives"

Sewing Machines / Sewing with the bobbin thread
« on: January 06, 2020, 16:20:01 PM »
I've heard about sewing with the bobbin thread through the needle for use on delicate fabrics, has anyone tried this?

The Haberdashery / Rough pins
« on: December 04, 2019, 16:48:22 PM »
A few of my pins have 'gone rough' - they don't slide into fabric very well. What causes this?

In the wardrobe / Jersey Courtney
« on: December 03, 2019, 14:39:15 PM »
Finished this SA Courtney top today using BF discounted jersey fabric. The hem is an utter disgrace, it just does what jersey does  :S

I renew my vow to never sew with this type of fabric again  ><

I love the top though  ;)

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