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Patterns Discussion / Sew Over It
« on: March 16, 2020, 12:57:11 PM »
Has anyone used any of these patterns?   
I rather like the look of the Cora top.  It’s simple but I like the pleat effect at the front.  If I put my mind to it I’d probably be able to draft it but to be honest I can’t be bothered at the moment. 

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Adding Zing & Bling / Euro Cafe Street Scene Finally finished
« on: December 20, 2019, 16:11:01 PM »
At last I have a complete scene.  The final sewing it together was a bit of a fight.  I have sewn it to some black satin backed crepe and the next job is to work out how I’m going to back it to hang it. But that’s a job for after Xmas.    [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]  

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I saw this & I thought you may be interested! / Inside the Factory
« on: August 06, 2019, 14:10:37 PM »
Tonight on BBC2.   They are looking at how Barbour jackets are made.
Thought this might be interesting. I will be out so it’s on record.

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I saw this & I thought you may be interested! / Dior and St Laurent
« on: August 03, 2019, 16:29:43 PM »
I recently downloaded programmes from Sky Arts about these two designers. 
Dior- Designer of Dreams
The Drawings of Yves St Laurent

If you do a search on Sky Go you will still find them.  Dior programme is about an exhibition and what it took to create it.  I had to keep rewinding as it is all in French and I couldn’t always follow the subtitles and look at what was on screen at the same time.

The YSL was a bit easier to watch and I found this even more fascinating. 

Apologies to those that don’t have Sky.  Bu I hope some of you can watch them and enjoy them as much as I did.  A small box of choccies goes very well with it!   :)

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I saw this & I thought you may be interested! / Style Arc free pattern
« on: August 02, 2019, 18:34:03 PM »
I’m sure most of you know but just in case anyone doesn’t.....
Sign up for Style Arc newsletter at the moment and get a free trouser pattern
https://www.stylearc.com/promotions/free-barbs-pant-pattern-download/?legacy_uri=threads-promo

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Fun with Fabric / Jersey fashion
« on: November 17, 2017, 15:02:20 PM »
Has anyone ordered from these people before?
https://www.jerseyfashion.nl/epages/61926197.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/61926197/Categories

They have some nice fabrics and quite a nice selection of jerseys. 

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In the wardrobe / Ottobre children's patterns
« on: August 16, 2017, 12:51:40 PM »
Has anyone used these?   Wondered how they turned out. 

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Courses & Classes / Burda mini courses
« on: July 30, 2017, 11:45:34 AM »
There are some free mini courses listed with 25% off full ones.  Reduction is offered till 31st July.

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Fun with Fabric / Sherwoods fabrics
« on: May 19, 2017, 21:04:03 PM »
Not sure if this is the right place to post this.
Has anyone used these before?   They have some lovely  fabrics.  But, good grief, I have almost lost the will to live trying to navigate it.  Bit pretentious giving fabrics names methinks.  I just want to look for particular types, not work my way through every piece of cotton before I can find a simple lawn or  poplin etc :devil:  are these websites done by people who don't use fabric??? 

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Publications / Where have I seen this info?
« on: April 06, 2017, 08:13:15 AM »
Hoping some bright spark can help me out here.  Years ago I remember seeing a diagram in a book, possibly Martin Shoben pattern cutting one, showing the relationship between armholes and sleeve heads.  I thought I had a photocopy of it but exhaustive searching through my mass of files has resulted in nothing.  :'(
If anyone has any idea where this is I'd be grateful to know.

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Hi, I'm new... / New here, old TSF member
« on: March 02, 2017, 20:38:20 PM »
Just saying hello.  Nice to see lots of familiar names.  Love the idea of a UK forum. 
Thanks to those who set this up and are managing it all.  I wouldn't have a clue   0_0
I hope it goes from strength to strength.  I'm sure many old TSF members will join when they find us. 

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