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(Arm up in the air) @Iminei  Miss, Miss, @SewRuthieSews has entered two garments on one post. S'not allowed.......

otherwise I would've done that

In the wardrobe / Re: Labels?
« on: May 30, 2020, 22:29:43 PM »
I was perusing labels on Ghani & Guthrie the other day..... didn't buy any, honest   :angel:

Your Favourite Suppliers / Re: Itokri
« on: May 29, 2020, 16:36:24 PM »
Yes please do @Greybird I've had Indian hand-blocked cotton I think that's what it was called and it was quite, erm, thin, shall we say  :o

Patterns Discussion / Re: Butterick Summer 2020
« on: May 28, 2020, 09:24:28 AM »
A lot of them are quite 'mumsy'  :o

I'm beginning to think I'll never buy another pattern again, I like the ones I've got  ;)

Oh Janet what a norty girl you are  :P

Hi, I'm new... / Re: Newbie saying hi
« on: May 27, 2020, 10:55:18 AM »
Welcome @Mrsdawes20 can't wait to see what you 'knock up'  :)

@BrendaP my first thought on looking at those photo's was, "how unusual for a woman at that time to have those tattoo's"  :facepalm:

In the wardrobe / Re: Fashion, what ever would DH say
« on: May 27, 2020, 07:14:07 AM »
I likes the yellow dress

Snoozi Soozi's second entry

These are the Kathryn Brenne V9114 pattern, another old favourite, the comfiest pair of trews pattern I have.

Once again, it was the duvet cover purchased in the charity shop, so I'm v chuffed to have made a complete outfit for a little over £6.

I did need to shorten the crotch seam but apart from that, no other changes. They're a good length and a good fit all-round. There isn't much gathering on the waist so very little bulk.

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Snoozi Soozi's first entry

I made an old favourite, the first one in quite a while : the Marcy Tilton V9112.

The fabric is a duvet cover I found on one of my charity shop hauls, brand new still in it's packaging, for all of £6  :) For a guess it's a polycotton, it's only lightweight.

The pattern was made up as per the instructions except I didn't interface the collar, I have a severe aversion to the stuff. I added a couple of buttons to the collar, it's my slight obsession, love a pretty button.

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Technical Help / Re: Collars and waistbands
« on: May 24, 2020, 08:50:56 AM »
In future, binding the edge will be one method I'll use.

That's if I remember before stitching it in  :facepalm:

Technical Help / Re: Collars and waistbands
« on: May 23, 2020, 18:39:23 PM »
@Efemera yes, I might need to do that this time. Next time, however, I will put my canny little plan into place  :P

Technical Help / Collars and waistbands
« on: May 23, 2020, 15:56:42 PM »
This happens every time I turn over a collar or a waistband but for some unknown to me reason I have such a short memory that I go blindly into it on each garment.

I'm making a shirt with a grand-dad collar, so requires stitching two identical collar pieces together, pressing a fold on the outer edge of the outer collar, stitching the inner collar onto the shirt and turning over to the right side.

So, now I have to stitch in the ditch on the outside and hope to God and all that is holy that the pressed edge is sufficient to cover the raw edges. It isn't. It never is  :faints:

Who can give me a top tip on overcoming this as, like I said, it happens every time....

I have a couple of ideas but these involve starting from scratch and cutting out new pieces. Hoping to avoid that

In the wardrobe / Re: Help needed
« on: May 22, 2020, 13:58:52 PM »
@UttaRetch the Cora does have a pleat in the back too. The patterns are almost identical

Sorry, ignore that, just realised what you meant   :facepalm:

In the wardrobe / Re: Help needed
« on: May 22, 2020, 07:43:41 AM »
@Penabby unfortunately it is perhaps not the best pattern to start with. Not that you knew that when you started  :facepalm:

I have an abundance of patterns that I'll never make up - sent with a magazine - if you want I'll be happy to have a sort through them to find you a good straightforward garment and send on to you, just a couple of quid to cover postage. Let me know  :hug:

Patterns Discussion / Re: Simplicity 1080 - yes or no?
« on: May 21, 2020, 20:54:53 PM »
@sewingj I wouldn't say big exactly, the way the ties are stitched in means that it is a snug fit on the bust. I made it in medium and wished I'd gone bigger. The rest of the dress is a nice A-line shape.

I suggest that you make a toile of the top/bust part in your regular size for sure :P

I made it in one fabric too

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