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Hi, I'm new... / Re: Hello its me
« on: May 01, 2018, 15:29:01 PM »
Welcome Nik, I remember you from TSF it is good to hear from you.

Current Projects / Re: Cushion cover
« on: April 10, 2018, 14:53:55 PM »
Gulp! Thanks Iminei, that is amazing.

Current Projects / Re: Cushion cover
« on: April 09, 2018, 10:39:21 AM »
Thanks folks, I am so surprised at the many different designs you can achieve using HSTs, I enjoy the design aspect more than the sewing! I think it would look better with smaller squares and a different colour or smaller print in the centre section. I'll certainly try again, I've been using fabric from dresses and skirts that I have got fed up with wearing and not good enough to donate to the charity bags.

Current Projects / Cushion cover
« on: April 09, 2018, 09:14:36 AM »
Knock, knock, may I come in... I've been having a go and bravely present to you my first attempt.I hope the pic is here   [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]   I'm going out now ;)

Hi, I'm new... / Re: Newbie here
« on: March 27, 2018, 10:06:09 AM »
Welcome Lulu, enjoy using your sewing machine, have a good look around this lovely place.

In the wardrobe / Re: Waistcoat from left over tweed
« on: March 06, 2018, 10:32:04 AM »
Pleased with how the waistcoat and skirt looked yesterday and had some nice comments from Institute members in the Library. Have posted pics - the front view is a bit wonky on the hanger though. What to make next? The Lisette coat keeps coming to mind.

In the wardrobe / Re: Waistcoat from left over tweed
« on: March 05, 2018, 08:56:17 AM »
Waistcoat finished and I am wearing it now with matching skirt, off to town later to get more library books and have coffee and read the papers in the Ipswich Institute. Pics to follow.

In the wardrobe / Re: Waistcoat from left over tweed
« on: March 02, 2018, 09:29:55 AM »
Waistcoat almost finished just the turning process to do then sew up the side seams and give it a good press, I am pleased with it and it has kept me busy in this awful weather as I  haven't been able to go far. I really must subscribe so I can post pics.

In the wardrobe / Re: Waistcoat from left over tweed
« on: February 28, 2018, 09:39:52 AM »
Thanks Acorn, I like making waistcoats and like being able to use up leftovers. I particularly remember that turning a waistcoat was my first ever post to TSF way back when!
 I was getting in a hell of a muddle with it and loads of lovely TSFers gave me advice and suggested YouTube videos and other useful websites. I've still got the printed instructions from one website in my sewing box. Since then I've made lined Chanel style jackets and a summer blazer.

In the wardrobe / Waistcoat from left over tweed
« on: February 28, 2018, 09:19:25 AM »
Last week I finished an eight panelled mid-calf skirt in black and white small dogtooth tweed and have managed to squeeze a waistcoat out of the remaining fabric. I cut it out yesterday and had enough tweed for the 4 front pieces and the 2 side back pieces, the centreback panel I cut from some leftover charcoal grey lightweight twill. I've got enough pink lining polyester but not quite enough tweed to cut the 2 front facings so I'm going to try to construct these with what tweed I've got and the lining fabric so I'll copy the front/facing pattern pieces onto tracing paper and cut them in two - not fogetting to add the seam allowances before I place on the fabric, it all sounds complicated written down :S It's all in my head, it will work. I'll report back later.

Technical Help / Re: How to make trousers that fit?
« on: January 09, 2018, 11:43:47 AM »
The first pair that fitted me well I made using McCalls 6901 after about 4 goes using other patterns with unsatisfactory results. M6901 is a very simple style with a no pocket option and a centre back zip instead of front fly, I found it a good starting point but I suppose it all depends on your shape. I could never find RTW trousers or jeans to fit me comfortably.

Patterns Discussion / Re: Lisette/Butterick 6423 - Lovely coat pattern
« on: January 06, 2018, 10:48:54 AM »
Went to Norwich last Thursday to get some buttons and bought the Lisette pattern, had a chat with a very helpful and knowledgable member of staff there about the coat who wisely said to make a toile, she gave me a bit more confidence so I might make it later in the year after looking at the cost of wool and woollen mix fabrics. It is a bit boxy so I wondered if I could slim it down a bit.  Oh, :[ and I also managed to come home with 2 metres of black and white fine dogstooth check fabric for trousers maybe, pretty blue  :button: for the jersey dress which is nearly finished.

Patterns Discussion / Re: Lisette/Butterick 6423 - Lovely coat pattern
« on: January 01, 2018, 10:21:04 AM »
It is a lovely pattern and I'm tempted to have a go. I'll put it on my "to get" list for my next trip to Norwich for fabric.

Hi, I'm new... / Re: Hi Folks
« on: December 11, 2017, 09:34:45 AM »
Welcome Vezelay, I remember you too, I think we joined TSF about the same time, I was Junemarie there.

I have found that McCalls and New Look suit my figure better than Butterick and Simplicity which are enormous, so a lot of adjusting. I haven't tried Vogue but I love looking through the pattern books - not too keen on Burda but have only made nightwear.

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