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Machine Accessories / Re: Madam Sew presser foot set
« on: January 30, 2020, 13:15:27 PM »
I have done applique with a normal foot.

The health and safety police will shudder, but when I was at school we did free machine embroidery with no foot at all!

Yay! You managed to post GG!

Yep!  Have no idea what I have been doing differently to make it work, and poor Acorn has been very patient with me!  Thank you @Acorn .

Goth Gardener's entry 2

Pattern; self-drafted.  Top taken from a TnT pattern, but changed to dropped shoulders, neckline lowered and made a bit bigger (as previous entry was a bit tight). Skirt was a self-drafted handkerchief skirt.

Fabric, another one from funki fabrics.

As I had 1.25m of this for some reason I decided to make a dress, as most of my dresses are a bit work-formal, and I want some more casual ones. 

This needed a lot of amendments.  I made the top too big - hence the pleats at the waist.  I decided that I didn't need to pattern match as so many rtw dresses don't - and I'm not happy about the lack of matching.  I'd forgotten that handkerchief skirts show the wrong side of the fabric; so I did a deep hem.  It was too short, so I added another "handkerchief" of a thick black mesh - this is the "shadow" you can see on the right-hand side and at the front.

I'm not unhappy with it when compared to a rtw frock in the kind of shop that would sell such a style, but it's really not up to my usual standard.

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Goth Gardiner's entry 1

Pattern was self-drafted many years ago. 

Fabric was 1m of "scardey cat" from funki fabrics.

This fabric was quite thick with less stretch than I've used previously.  I should have made the pattern a bit bigger, but it's not tight enough that I feel inclined to unpick it.  Sleeves with that rouching mean that my fat arms are hidden, and that I don't need to worry about pattern matching.

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Tech Know How / Re: Fatal error message!
« on: January 30, 2020, 12:56:26 PM »
and now it has worked.  Have absolutely no idea what I've done differently!

Need to go out shortly - will try and re-do my original post later.

Sorry @Acorn if I have been doing something stupid!

Tech Know How / Re: Fatal error message!
« on: January 30, 2020, 12:55:13 PM »
The file extension is.jpg.

I've taken it down to 323kg - that's not that big surely?  I thought the limit was a lot bigger.

Tech Know How / Re: Fatal error message!
« on: January 30, 2020, 12:02:14 PM »
@Acorn  "Post".

I thought it had got better as I was just able to upload a "test" message, albeit without an attachment 

I get   [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]  when trying to upload an attachment.  In this case a 699kg jpeg.

But I got the same message again in this thread a moment ago, so  not just a problem with that thread i think.

Tech Know How / Re: Fatal error message!
« on: January 30, 2020, 11:40:23 AM »
No, it's not even letting me upload an attachment.

Tech Know How / Fatal error message!
« on: January 30, 2020, 11:20:11 AM »

Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 94371840 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 11120 bytes) in /var/sites/t/ on line 412

Keep getting this when trying to upload to the jungle competition.

Patterns Discussion / Re: Vogue Spring 2020
« on: January 22, 2020, 14:53:39 PM »
I quite like v1683, and years ago might have bought the pattern, but now I have learned to draft my own probably won't bother.

In the wardrobe / Re: Tried and tested top
« on: January 16, 2020, 10:28:21 AM »
Nice!  Neckline  is beautifully done.

@Manuela depends on whether I do the snakeskin dress as the weekend. That plan is more elaborate.

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I am finished.  Made with a metre of fabric to a self drafted tried and tested tshirt pattern.  The sleeves have pleats in them -, gives room for my somewhat muscular arms  and means I don't have to sorry about pattern matching.

Looks better on!

I am not sure if this counts as jungle ... It's "scardey cat" from funki fabrics. Younger cats in jungles don't you?

Access All Accessories / Re: Making a dust cover
« on: December 27, 2019, 00:26:54 AM »
When I made dust covers for the husband's mixing desks and keyboards I just used heavy denim. But they were just covers and I am wondering if you are thinking of a carrying case? If so, you might be needing canvas and weaving and some kind of padding.

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