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A great birthday present for you @rubywishes and thank you @Iminei for the tutorial - amazing stuff, coincidentally I bought my first quilter's ruler yesterday just a 12" x 6" and had an helpful chat to one of the lovely staff at Anglian Fashion Fabrics about accurate cutting of squares and she has inspired me to maybe make a bag using some quilt blocks after I have had more practise with my rotary cutter.

In the wardrobe / Re: Summer skirt in 2 different colours
« on: June 20, 2018, 07:00:34 AM »
It is finished, going to wear it today. I am going to Norwich to see what is new at Anglian Fashion Fabrics. Also I hope to see the 3 juvenile peregrines as they perfect their flying skills around the Cathedral. Let's hope the trains are running OK.

Oh, the Wedding Dresses @Francesca, they were wonderful, I also went to the Quilts one too, they were beautiful, and more recently the Balenciaga -fabulous. I used to go to London more often but the cost of train fares and I get so tired these days limits my outings.

Just been reading about this exhibition which starts on 16th June and runs until November, I love the V&A and will go to see this sometime. I don't know much about her art but  the brightly coloured Mexican clothes and jewellery she wore look amazing. Anybody else thinking of going?

Linky to the exhibition

I use shoe or boot boxes, the patterns are alpabetical by brand and then numeric, the ones I have traced off are in large white envelopes of a similar size with number etc written across the top and kept at the front ('cos they're my favourites). The boxes are then tucked away at the side of the sofa under a small telephone table. I go through them now and then and weed out the ones I don't like, not much space in my bungalow. I wish I had room for a suitable cabinet but I would probably keep too many.

Hi, I'm new... / Re: Another from the TSF
« on: June 06, 2018, 11:26:08 AM »
Welcome again Snowbird.

Patterns Discussion / Re: Burda 05/2012#149
« on: June 06, 2018, 09:25:58 AM »
That is very pretty ,I love the yellow buttons.

In the wardrobe / Re: Silk Tweed skirt
« on: June 06, 2018, 08:27:33 AM »
I've finished the skirt and am pleased with the fit, not so happy with the matching of the checks, thanks for your tip @Ohsewsimple, next time I'll get it right. Pics to follow when I can get someone to take a decent photo of me wearing it.

In the wardrobe / Re: Summer skirt in 2 different colours
« on: May 31, 2018, 14:00:45 PM »
Thanks @DementedFairy I'll try that next time

In the wardrobe / Re: Summer skirt in 2 different colours
« on: May 31, 2018, 09:35:03 AM »
Thanks folks, those huge pics are awful , trying to sort it out for next post. I have used both my phone and proper camera but both give huge results.

In the wardrobe / Summer skirt in 2 different colours
« on: May 31, 2018, 08:58:20 AM »
Cut out the lining for the tweed skirt so then proceeded to cut out the 8 panels, 4 of each cotton print   [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]   I even drew a diagram of the alternating panels then... after it was cut out I realised my mistake, I now have 2 identical 4 panelled pieces (front and back) but joined up there will be the same colours on the side seams. Not a disaster, I'll still have a pretty skirt but not as I originally planned it - or not planned it would be more apt. I should have flipped the 2 side back pieces I think. What a plonker :| Living and learning.

In the wardrobe / Silk Tweed skirt
« on: May 30, 2018, 09:16:53 AM »
Making progress with this skirt out of a bargain £4.95 for the 1 metre   I've had the fabric for a couple of years as the colour is a bit of a yucky grey/sage green. The matching of the check pattern didn't go to plan but that is the first time I've really tried. The fabric is very light and has a smooth soft feel so it will be worn next autumn time. Next job is to cut and sew the lining, these days I always do french seams on linings because cheap polyester lining frays badly

Sewing Machines / Presser Foot
« on: May 15, 2018, 10:12:53 AM »
Apologies if this seems like a silly question. When you have finished sewing for the day how should you leave the Presser Foot, up or down? I leave it in the down position with the needle at its highest point because I think when it is up there is a certain amount of stress on the mechanism. But I seem to have read or heard somewhere that the Presser Foot should only be down when you are sewing therefore up at all other times. Or, does it matter?

In the wardrobe / Re: Summer Trousers
« on: May 10, 2018, 09:22:42 AM »
Thanks @wrenkins , I must have been breathing in, hence the camera shake. @b15erk , the pattern is McCalls 6901 (Palmer Pletsch), I have made 3 pairs now and each time I improved, this is the first time I have put the pockets in them, I have now transferred the pattern pieces to stronger paper as I am happy with the fit. All I have to do now  is  keep an eye on my weight.

In the wardrobe / Summer Trousers
« on: May 10, 2018, 09:12:51 AM »
I finished these trousers a few weeks ago but they were a bit tight around the waist, I knew I had put on a couple of pounds and it all went to one place. I have managed to trim down a bit by thinking before I stuff all things cheesy down my throat and have been very good. Anyway I put them on this morning and took some pics - I tucked my T shirt in so as to hide the remnants of the muffin top (don't laugh). Not a very photo but all my own!  [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]  
I am pleased with the fit, a bit tight  but I wore them for a hour or so and and sat down for a while and they felt OK.
Just noticed - Oh dear, all a bit bleary , a bit of camera shake going on.

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