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In the wardrobe / Re: How do you keep track of your sewing plans?
« on: November 27, 2017, 14:59:55 PM »
I have a special little sewing notebook which I always have in my bag or near to hand at home and jot down anything that I need to buy or for just looking for in the shops or internet. I always note down my purchases of fabric (with a brief description), patterns and habby stuff and at which shop although I mostly go to Anglian Fashion Fabrics in Norwich and am beginning to notice that even the price of thread and zips can differ from shop to shop.
By the way I'm on my second notebook in 5 years.  I keep photos of my best makes on my laptop and have been known to photgraph any fabric purchases on my phone while on the train home! Pattern storage is getting to be a problem now.

In the wardrobe / Re: McCalls 7243 View D
« on: October 12, 2017, 08:54:32 AM »
Thanks everybody for your helpful comments, I think I might shorten it to tunic length as it is very cosy to wear. Before I attempt the hem on that I'll look up all possibilities so to be sure to make a neat job of it. Wore it yesterday and treated myself to 1m of aubergine needlecord to make a pencil skirt.

In the wardrobe / Re: McCalls 7243 View D
« on: October 11, 2017, 09:55:19 AM »
i do have a twin needle  for stretch fabrics but in my haste (as usual) I didn't think to try it -- next time... watch this space. I am wearing the dress now, it is OK and warm.

In the wardrobe / Re: McCalls 7243 View D
« on: October 11, 2017, 08:48:32 AM »
Yes Ploshkin it was the crossover collar part - should have made that clearer. Anyway it is now finished and I am going to wear it today although I haven't  made a very neat job of the hem. I used a straight stretch stitch then saw it was ruffling up the hem edge so I changed to a non-stretch straight stitch and that looked better. You might have gathered I'm not best pleased with the result :|, maybe I should have hand finished the hem - I don't think I'll make it again soon.
What is the best way/stitch to finish a jersey hem?

In the wardrobe / McCalls 7243 View D
« on: October 09, 2017, 09:35:46 AM »
I have nearly finished this dress in a lovely crushed raspberry coloured angora jersey, I was getting along OK until I reached steps 8 and 9. I could see clearly what bit had to go where but the pattern instructions were (to me ) difficult to understand so I just did the best I could. It looks alright and I will wear it. I looked at the PatternReview site and most people said it easy, one person mentioned a problem with the instructions for steps 8 and 9. After I've worn it and if I feel comfortable in it I may  make it again. Has anyone made this?  Meanwhile I am making some pyjama bottoms for a more relaxing time!

Hi, I'm new... / Re: C'est Moi!
« on: March 04, 2017, 08:45:35 AM »
Well hello DF, I have missed you and your wonderful sewing, welcome to this truly wonderful place. Hope all is well with you, look forward to seeing your contributions.
Best wishes from Junemarie from TSF and my ancient  :meow:

Hi, I'm new... / Re: Hello
« on: March 02, 2017, 14:20:50 PM »
Hello Kitten, isn't this a wonderful place, lots of information and great to see familiar names. I've been a bit off with sewing lately but this forum is bucking me up. :)

Hi, I'm new... / Re: Hello from Sheilago
« on: March 02, 2017, 09:43:35 AM »
Welcome Sheila, I'm from TSF as well, formerly known as Junemarie and in awe of all things quilty, this is great fun.

Hi, I'm new... / Re: Hello
« on: March 02, 2017, 09:25:38 AM »
Welcome from over the border in Suffolk,I come to Norwich for my fabric shopping quite often and to watch the peregrines at the catherdral.

Hi, I'm new... / Re: Hello
« on: March 02, 2017, 09:20:35 AM »
Good to meet you C3PO, I was a computer manager before I retired to enjoy sewing even more so I know what it is like when things crash around you, although I'm sure you will look after us! :)

Hi, I'm new... / Re: Hi
« on: March 02, 2017, 09:15:41 AM »
Welcome from another East Anglian.

Your Favourite Suppliers / Re: Recommended brick & mortar shops
« on: March 01, 2017, 14:25:17 PM »
For East Anglia I recommend Anglian Fashion Fabrics of Norwich, Crafty Baba of Ipswich and Fiona's Fabrics of Woodbridge, I'm sure there are loads more that I don't know but would like to! The people who work in these shops are very knowledgeable and helpful. I have just found out about Avenue Fabrics in Great Yarmouth but have yet to visit.

Hi, I'm new... / Hi everyone
« on: March 01, 2017, 12:45:45 PM »
I'm from TSF  as well (Junemarie) and have felt lost these last few weeks without a sewing forum. I haven't been sewing much but I have got some lovely fabrics to get started on when my mojo comes back! Now going to have a look round.

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