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What lies beneath... / Re: Take The Plunge swimsuit
« Last post by Francesca on Today at 22:50:03 »
Having a bit of a flap :(

I realised that the "lining" I bought is a really quite thin powernet/mesh. And since I started cutting it out I'm now wondering if it's strong enough to provide any support at all...

The outer swim fabric itself is "titanflex" which was the strong of the two options I could buy, so it's pretty beefy itself. I'm just concerned having now see some lining fabrics that the one I've got is too lightweight.

I won't have time to get more in I don't think before I go on hols and its now bank holiday weekend grr. The only nice swim fabric I can find is from a shop in Peterborough. If only I'd realised this yesterday then I could've got it sent in time.

So... do I plough on or not? I've been searching London shops but none of them have swimwear fabrics on their online sites and come to think of it I've never seen it in any of the places.

I'm guessing if I carry on, while it won't be the absolute most "shaping" swimsuit it will be comfortable. I have a second swimsuit which is a "shaping" one so that will be good for the sea... and this one will be for pool time. But I'm doubting myself now...
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Today... / Re: Friday 25th May
« Last post by Bodgeitandscarper on Today at 21:38:01 »
Well done DF, we knew you could do it :toast: :gin: :cake: :toast: :gin: :toast:

@Iminei I was having a quick browse of you village and thoughtfor a moment you had included Bodgie in her hot tub.  Wonderful work, as usual I am in awe.
I'll have to check!
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What lies beneath... / Re: Take The Plunge swimsuit
« Last post by Francesca on Today at 21:24:56 »
Just jersey. The cost of buying swimwear fabric which is expensive is too much for a toile, so I'll have to take the risk. I'm confident the fit is OK though, and I'm deliberately going for the halter option which gives me more flexibility in sizing (e.g I can loosen or tighten it to increase/decrease pull from the crotch upwards). The sizing seems pretty spot on for me. I guess there is always a degree of uncertainty when you make a toile unless you make it in the exact same fabric as you intend to make the final garment in!
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Today... / Re: Friday 25th May
« Last post by Ellabella on Today at 21:14:39 »
Well done DF, we knew you could do it :toast: :gin: :cake: :toast: :gin: :toast:

@Iminei I was having a quick browse of you village and thoughtfor a moment you had included Bodgie in her hot tub.  Wonderful work, as usual I am in awe.
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Today... / Re: Friday 25th May
« Last post by b15erk on Today at 21:13:08 »
Congratulations DF! Great news.  Now you can enjoy your job.

Jessie
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Today... / Re: Friday 25th May
« Last post by Francesca on Today at 21:09:42 »
Well done @DementedFairy !

Had my little work party today, it was good fun. Then went to a rooftop bar near Waterloo for drinks with a colleague. Forgot my sunglasses though and it was so bright up there.

Came home, then went out for a curry. Came back home again to discover a living room full of feathers and one very scared looking blackbird  -< I took the poor thing outside and it seemed to be intact. I put it on the shed roof which is wear I've put unhappy birds before as I figure it keeps them away from being easy targets and also I can see them from the kitchen window (our little house panther was locked in by that point but there are other neighbourhood cats). However the bird took two jumps and it was on the ground in a bush. Bit worried about it :( I wasn't able to check if its wings were all OK. It didn't seem to have any blood on it (none came off on my hands at least) and its little heart was beating strongly and it was warm. I dunno though. It's too dark now really for me to go out and see if it's still under the bush.
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I just didn’t like the way it stuck out at the bottom..I prefer the balloon shape where it goes back in at the hem, I’m going to put big darts in the hem so it pulls it back in
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Today... / Re: Friday 25th May
« Last post by justpottering on Today at 20:40:30 »
Hoobloomingray DF fantastic congratulations  :toast:

Imi I'm in awe at what you achieve with your beautiful quilts  :loveit:
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Today... / Re: Friday 25th May
« Last post by twopence on Today at 20:28:56 »
Well done DF.

I’ve just come back from meeting my friend’s 13 day old grandson but I had to wait three hours for a cuddle.  We were trying to wake him but he wasn’t playing ball.  His uncle came in and poked him, spoke to him but he just wasnt playing ball.  His Mum picked him up and gave him to me and he just stretched and slept again.  Kisha made so much noise when his Mum changed him that I think I would have heard him at home.  He is so gorgeous and so tiny - were mine really that small?

His grandma starts chemo soon so his arrival has taken her mind off that.
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