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In the wardrobe / Re: New Look 6107
« on: Yesterday at 16:17:06 »
@Gernella  the top of each front piece is gathered into the yoke.  I think that as well as being small busted I am narrow across my upper chest and I ended up with too much fabric between the armhole and the v-neck

In the wardrobe / Re: New Look 6107
« on: Yesterday at 13:16:23 »
I made this 2 years ago and ditched it! Yours is much much better. I'm quite small busted and couldn't work out how to reduce the amount of fabric that is gathered so it ended up looking very puffy below the gathers

In the wardrobe / Re: My style V. Current Fashions
« on: Yesterday at 10:00:10 »
I really love what I would broadly term Indian clothes and was drooling over Joanna Lumley`s outfits when watching her programme a couple of days ago.  But I don`t know if I`d dare wear them myself - would risk being accused of cultural appropriation! 

Today... One thread per day / Re: Thursday 6th August
« on: Yesterday at 09:54:43 »
Was meant to be looking after grandson this morning but he`s woken up with a slight temperature - extremely likely it`s because he`s teething but I guess we have to be sensible.  (Rather depressing to think that the slightest cold is going to send everyone into panic mode now)

I`m not too disappointed though as he is very tiring!  I might start making a new nightdress as I had a delivery from Higgs and Higgs yesterday.  Our new house is only 20 minutes from their store but they don`t appear to have re-opened to the public yet (probably just as well!)

Patterns Discussion / Re: Vogue Autumn 2020
« on: August 05, 2020, 19:11:47 PM »
What the devil is V1711 made from? It reminds me of that squishy pvc stuff boots were made of in the 1960s

Today... One thread per day / Re: Wednesday 5th August.
« on: August 05, 2020, 18:35:53 PM »
@grannysyb if you have time to go into Chipping Campden there is a junk/china shop in the High Street that is definitely worth a visit - sorry can`t remember the name.  Looks fairly normal from the outside but there is a cellar which is crammed (and I mean crammed) full of china - you have to edge round it - there is even stuff hanging from the ceiling. It`s totally bonkers!  Actually, come to think of it, I wonder if they will be open.  There`s absolutely no way you could keep 2 metres away from anything down there.
The Robert Welch Studio Shop is also great - I`ve spent many a happy hour in there drooling over cutlery (sad, but true)

Stratford was my nearest town until May - parking has always been a problem and the town is looking very run down these days

In the wardrobe / Re: My style V. Current Fashions
« on: August 04, 2020, 12:23:40 PM »
I'm very impressed that some of you must have been in a shop long enough recently to know what is in fashion

The Haberdashery / Re: Scissor recommendations please
« on: August 03, 2020, 14:33:26 PM »
I`ve always got on very well with Fiskars - lots of different sizes, not too expensive and you can get a sharpener too

Today... One thread per day / Re: Sunday August 2nd 2020
« on: August 02, 2020, 10:33:09 AM »
@maliw  there's a bridge over the M5 near us which is being repaired and that will take 12 months!
@Puzzler  I think pretty much everyone is suffering from background anxiety at the moment and it does affect your physical health

Today... One thread per day / Re: Saturday 1st August
« on: August 01, 2020, 15:52:08 PM »
@Bjay   and @Kenora   hopefully you aren`t both too stressed to be able to enjoy this   (make sure you read to the end):-,to%20close%20mouth%20and%20swallow.

Welcome Lounge and Information / Re: Emoji suggestion
« on: July 29, 2020, 13:21:29 PM »
I am quiety chuffed to say that when we saw our old neighbours yesterday the husband said "Do you know what I`ve missed about you?  Your laugh"

Welcome Lounge and Information / Re: Emoji suggestion
« on: July 26, 2020, 16:48:27 PM »
Where do old emojis go when noone wants them? Is there an emoji rehoming centre?

Welcome Lounge and Information / Re: Emoji suggestion
« on: July 26, 2020, 10:47:33 AM »
I think I`m the only person in the world who doesn`t "get" emojis so I should probably keep quiet

(I have one friend who often uses them rather than any words in her messages and I haven`t got a clue what she is trying to say!)

Adding Zing & Bling / Re: How not to make a machine cover
« on: July 25, 2020, 16:15:37 PM »
to be honest Bodge - having read some of your previous posts I was starting to wonder if you were using leatherette to make masks or a stoma bag cover.  Neither of which would be advisable. 

I saw this & I thought you may be interested! / Re: Sewing needles
« on: July 21, 2020, 19:16:02 PM »
Someone told me about this guide last year - on page 3 there is a code to get 25% off

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