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Messages - Lachica

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In the wardrobe / Re: Taking a trip with knit
« on: July 23, 2020, 23:09:49 PM »
@Syrinx you don't need to double the hem over on knits as it won't fray. Your dress is great & I like the hedgehog print. Where did you buy it?

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Good for you! They're lovely. I hope you sell lots.

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Hi, I'm new... / Re: Hello from a Surrey Sewer
« on: July 07, 2020, 23:34:03 PM »
Welcome. Looking forward to seeing what you make.

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Hi, I'm new... / Re: Hi from Manchester UK
« on: July 06, 2020, 21:17:36 PM »
Welcome, looking forward to seeing what you make.

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Hi, I'm new... / Re: Hi, I'm new!
« on: July 06, 2020, 21:12:18 PM »
Welcome! Looking forward to seeing what you make.

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Adding Zing & Bling / Re: Metallic thread
« on: July 04, 2020, 19:05:04 PM »
Use a 'metallic' needle, it has a bigger eye to avoid rubbing through the thread. Reduce the tension a bit. My machine likes the Madeira thread but I also have a cheap multipack of metallic threads, some colours work fine, others kept snapping so I chucked them.

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Hi, I'm new... / Re: Hi and happy to be joining!
« on: June 16, 2020, 11:02:30 AM »
Welcome! How lovely to have a shared activity with your daughter. You can fit each other

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Wow, that's fab!

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Technical Help / Re: Bias tape question
« on: June 01, 2020, 07:54:44 AM »
Bought tape has one fold wider than the other so that when sewn on in one pass using a binder, both sides are stitched down. The wider fold would go on the underside when binding.

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Well I've just squeaked in under the wire! This fabric was in my mum's stash, a fine cotton lawn. Pink yoke fabric is the last scraps from ages ago. The pattern is a trusty Prima one which I've used as the base for many tops. This time I closed the bust dart, rotating it to the shoulder which gave me extra fabric to gather onto the front yoke. I created the yoke, sewing it all together using the burrito method, quick & easy.   [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]  It's a loose fit, goes easily over my head so the front is stiched across the facings, buttons are for show, (no buttonholes yay)! It fits fine but I don't like it.   [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]  

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Fun with Fabric / Re: Immanuels
« on: May 29, 2020, 17:36:37 PM »
Thanks @Tamnymore I'll take a punt on it then. Might have to scroll through to see if any other bargains call to me, got to make the postage worth while :thumbsup:

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Fun with Fabric / Re: Immanuels
« on: May 28, 2020, 23:26:56 PM »
@Tamnymore that cotton jersey looks nice, is it drapey? There's a different design in that section which I like for a twist front dress so it needs to be thin fabric. I was thinking viscose jersey.

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Hi, I'm new... / Re: greeting from the land of dragons
« on: May 25, 2020, 13:03:38 PM »
Welcome.  Your sheet metalworking skills transfer well to fabric, except that steel has no selvedge and doesn't fray.

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Hi, I'm new... / Re: Hello
« on: May 25, 2020, 09:36:35 AM »
Welcome. I hope you're able to find a good s/h machine, sometimes people advertise them on here and, being such nice people, we're unlikely to fleece you. In the meantime, is there someone You know who has a machine sitting unused, who might lend it to you?

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In the wardrobe / Re: Help needed
« on: May 21, 2020, 20:59:56 PM »
Sew the facing on right sides facing, clip to V, press to inside. Preferably understitch the facing (if this isn't explained in the instructions Google it).

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