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In the wardrobe / Re: Butterick B6101 - yet another version
« on: June 10, 2021, 22:51:45 PM »
Nice top, looks cool and comfortable. Good decision to go with vertical lines!

Patterns Discussion / Re: Style Arc Talulah Dress.
« on: June 10, 2021, 22:49:07 PM »
That pattern caught my eye when I was looking through the Style Arc site earlier this week. It's a nice style.

I'll be interested to hear how you get on with a woven version. In addition to the changes you mention, I'd need to consider introducing a bust dart as part of an FBA. I think I'd add length too and lower the neckline slightly.

Keep us posted with your progress!

In the wardrobe / Re: Lastest make.
« on: June 10, 2021, 15:56:20 PM »
Love the fabric and the style. Those little sleeves are a good idea.

Bridal / Re: My Wedding Dress
« on: June 10, 2021, 15:54:44 PM »
Beautiful! I prefer it with the lace on the waistband as to my eye it pulls the whole dress together.

Embroidery and Embellishment / Re: Monogrammed napkins
« on: June 04, 2021, 15:36:16 PM »
Very smart napkins. High living chez Sara-S!

In the wardrobe / Re: Mish mash
« on: June 04, 2021, 15:31:07 PM »
@SkoutSews It’s cotton from our local department store..Boyes

Cotton will be good for the warm weather - and aren't you lucky to have a local source of fabric!

In the wardrobe / Re: Mish mash
« on: June 04, 2021, 10:09:18 AM »
I like that. It's a bit similar to the Style Arc Jules, but without the deep V neckline. I might go for your higher version next time. Good summer sleeves too.
Where did you get that nice fabric and what is it?

Montavilla Sewing

I found this YouTube channel when looking for info on my new(ish) machine. It has machine-specific guides to using various models from a variety of manufacturers and also some generic lessons or tutorials explaining various sewing techniques.

Hope it's of interest!

In the wardrobe / Re: Itch to Stitch Recoleta dress
« on: May 27, 2021, 11:03:22 AM »
Lovely dress! I'm becoming a big fan of an empire waistline, they're both comfortable and flattering.

High quality cottons are great fabrics to sew with and wear, and the lining will add body and drape. Now all we need is better weather.

Technical Help / Re: A gathered cuff
« on: May 26, 2021, 14:53:10 PM »
Overlocking finishes a gathered set-in sleeve beautifully, I always think. It's one of those things that I find very satisfying, after sewing Laura Ashley lookalikes back in the day and having very messy armscye seams. It would tidy up the gathered cuffs a treat!
Very nice blouse pattern.

In the wardrobe / Re: Ruffles
« on: May 25, 2021, 21:16:04 PM »
They're lovely, very subtle ruffles!  You've made a great job of them too.

In the wardrobe / Re: Stylearc Bonita dress
« on: May 18, 2021, 17:59:40 PM »
Lovely summer dress, should be comfortable and easy to wear, too. I agree with what you say about the skirt length, as far as it's possible to tell from a phone screen photo, it looks as if it would be too short for me at 5'7". A longer skirt would suit the style as much as the knee-length version though.

Fabricate are good for printing aren't they? I've had a couple of pdf patterns done by them recently, also following the recommendation on this forum.

In the wardrobe / Re: Late love syndrome
« on: May 17, 2021, 18:38:38 PM »
Oh yes, this happens a lot! Sometimes the process of making the garment gets dragged out, or there are fitting issues that take a while to sort out, or I realise that the image I had of the finished garment is far from the reality. Whatever the cause, I just need to take a rest from it and it can be surprising how much it has improved when I take another look.

On the other hand, some things do just get abandoned....  -<

Bridal / Re: My Wedding Dress
« on: May 17, 2021, 10:35:05 AM »
That is beautiful! The hand-sewing of the motifs is a labour of love indeed. The neckline is so pretty.

Looking forward to seeing the finished dress.

In the wardrobe / Re: rotary cutter
« on: May 04, 2021, 14:54:24 PM »
Dressmakers' scissors for me. I've always used scissors and had never heard of rotary cutters until I read about them on the old forum. They sound sharp and scary and I don't want to stain good fabric!
I don't have any reason to change as I'm content to continue with what I'm used to. It would only be more stuff to buy and store.

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