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Today... One thread per day / Re: Thursday's TSP birthday wishes
« on: September 17, 2020, 08:34:33 AM »
Many Happy Returns  :toast:

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Wednesday's super triple birthday wishes
« on: September 16, 2020, 11:12:44 AM »
Many Happy Returns to all three of you :toast: :toast: :toast:

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Technical Help / Re: Short sleeves rolling up
« on: September 11, 2020, 13:03:10 PM »
I think the shorter sleeve combined with the sleeve hem being a little tight may be the issue.  I really like the fabric btw.

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Patterns Discussion / Re: Simplicity Autumn 2020
« on: September 09, 2020, 16:41:09 PM »
Well I like a few of them but then it's been a while since I really did any sewing. Just too much other stuff going on :\

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Fun with Fabric / Re: Doubting myself
« on: August 28, 2020, 20:24:44 PM »
I would do french seams

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I WANT an Etui box :)

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Access All Accessories / Re: Pellon
« on: August 20, 2020, 19:20:13 PM »
Pellon is a trade name, like Vlieseline. If you really want some try Amazon but I would just buy the Vlieseline equivalent.

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Hand Sewn / Re: Art or embroidery?
« on: August 20, 2020, 11:28:54 AM »
Those are beautiful. My mum used to do similar stuff and I have a couple of them. 

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In the wardrobe / Re: That dress
« on: August 18, 2020, 20:11:19 PM »
Agree that it needs a little easing around the upper bust. I would toile the skirt down to hip level to see how it affects the bodice. If you don't have enough calico just use something else. I use old sheets for toiles.

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Adding Zing & Bling / Re: Pin cushion
« on: August 18, 2020, 19:52:25 PM »
I'm thinking that a dress form pin cushion might feel a bit like a voodoo doll.

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Fun with Fabric / Re: Fabric suitable for making a cardigan
« on: August 09, 2020, 19:30:23 PM »
My immediate thought was Ponte Roma. A nice and stable knit. I made skirt with it earlier this year and it was easy to sew, and easy to wash and wear.

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In the wardrobe / Re: New Look 6107
« on: August 07, 2020, 14:36:02 PM »
That looks very nice @Gernella and I think your choice of fabric works very well.

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In the wardrobe / Re: Gave myself a choice
« on: August 05, 2020, 19:04:44 PM »
Wood. 

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@Kayfersmum I had my New Home for over 30 years and always found it very temperamental. I replaced it about 7 or 8 years ago with a modern Singer, which introduced me to a more modern and lighter machine but really wasn't very good in terms of stitch consistency. I sold that on in fairly short order and bought a Pfaff quilt ambition 2, which was really lovely and really did everything I needed but I wanted additional gadgets so have since upgraded.
I imagine it is probably difficult for you to get out to test drive machines so I would recommend making a list of features that you must have and those that you'd like to have and perhaps calling somewhere like Sewing Machines Direct (popular amongst many TSPers) and they will spend time talking through machines with you.

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I would suggest making sure the bobbin area is clean and give a drop of oil if that's usual maintenance.  Rethread the machine, change needle.  I used to have a New Home (different model and a Friday afternoon machine) and the manual advised changing stitch type, stitch length and width in a particular order.

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