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Messages - PollyWally

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In the wardrobe / Re: The inspiration/knock-off thread
« on: June 01, 2019, 13:00:49 PM »
That's lovely and very sophisticated for lounging.

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Patterns Discussion / Re: Pattern Copying
« on: May 26, 2019, 02:20:36 AM »
Our library has Burda magazines, including the patterns, available to borrow. Presumably multiple borrowers can trace patterns and make items from only one copy of the magazine.

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In the wardrobe / Re: Navy linen dress McCalls 6028
« on: May 12, 2019, 14:01:57 PM »
That's a lovely dress and it's nice to see the option of sleeves. Looking forward to seeing your latest version.

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Machine Accessories / Re: Mini Hoover for defluffing
« on: April 09, 2019, 07:57:14 AM »
I have used a very small piece of microfibre cloth and long tweezers to clean the inside of my overlocker. It seems to help with the static problem.

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The Show Must Go On / Re: Medieval Dress and mens outfit
« on: March 19, 2019, 02:50:51 AM »
Have you thought about hiring costumes ?  I guess it would be more expensive but it would save you a lot of work.

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The Show Must Go On / Re: Medieval Dress and mens outfit
« on: March 13, 2019, 05:27:07 AM »
I can't quite picture a mead hall in Canberra, sounds like a bit of a challenge to come up with two suitable outfits !

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Access All Accessories / Re: Inspired by ...... Chanel
« on: March 12, 2019, 06:01:07 AM »
Looking lovely so far, really looking forward to seeing the finished bag.

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The Show Must Go On / Re: The Poppins Return Project 2019
« on: March 05, 2019, 23:21:54 PM »
That outfit is looking gorgeous, I hope you manage to finish in time.

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Access All Accessories / Re: Errrrmmmm Lil Help?
« on: January 25, 2019, 05:05:58 AM »
I use a JarKey jar opener to help loosen the lids of jars. It pops the lid to reduce the pressure and then the jar is easier to open.

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As a non participant and non quilter please feel free to ignore this but when the Project Linus flyer mentions  "children love to have bright colours in their quilts" I feel that having a lot of neutral and grey tones in the quilts could be a bit dull.
 











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Fun with Fabric / Re: Alternative name for broadcloth?
« on: January 18, 2019, 07:29:54 AM »
Sandra Betzina says it's " a fine closely woven, lustrous cotton or poly-cotton blend with an unbalanced weave that creates a fine rib. An excellent shirting material"






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A Good Yarn / Re: How do you hold your knitting needles?
« on: December 21, 2018, 11:46:54 AM »
@Lyn-J I also hold both my knitting needles from underneath, I can remember my grandmother knitting like this.

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The Haberdashery / Re: Button surrrounds
« on: December 03, 2018, 04:39:29 AM »
Are they something like the "Metal Ring With Shank" buttons shown here ?  All Buttons

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A bit of a 'do' / Re: Yet another wedding guest dress!
« on: October 10, 2018, 05:10:51 AM »
You look great, thank you for posting the photos. Your perseverance in making your dress was well worth it.

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Patchwork & Quilting ... Welcome to the Darkside / Re: The Village
« on: August 19, 2018, 01:40:12 AM »
It's a lovely piece of work and great to see some close ups of the details.

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