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Fun with Fabric / Re: Fabric suitable for making a cardigan
« Last post by UttaRetch on Today at 12:34:29 »
Thanks, all.  You have given me a lot to consider.  If I make it and it comes out okay, there will be pictures.
Technical Help / Re: Thread problems
« Last post by Ohsewsimple on Today at 11:57:13 »
I usually use cotton thread on silk fabric.  I find silk thread is quite strong for silk fabric and might possibly rip through the fabric if put under stress, same as polyester.  It’s what I was taught at college too.  However, nowadays it could be whatever I have in my box.  :P
Today... One thread per day / Re: Sunday hot Sunday 9th August
« Last post by jintie on Today at 11:52:11 »
@maliw  I had great fun making dollies clothes and little girl dresses and pinafores for DD when she was little.
She has a little boy (3 yesterday) but boys clothing is much more complicated and the fabrics are sturdier and more difficult to buy.
Where we live, folk pass round bags of outgrown clothes (do a hot wash after taking home).
Else they donate to charity shops.
As a child (post war),  folk put their unwanted stuff out to jumble sales (usually church halls). There were very few children's clothes, as they were handed down until they were cleaning rags.

Fun with Fabric / Re: Fabric suitable for making a cardigan
« Last post by Acorn on Today at 11:48:31 »
@Acorn       That's lovely. What pattern is that?

It's the Style Arc Kim but with longer sleeves.   :)
In the wardrobe / Re: Indian block print shirt
« Last post by wrenkins on Today at 11:44:25 »
I find it best to bring my own biscuits...just to be sure of getting some.  :angel:
Good morning all, I haven't been able to log on much last week, problem with BT broadband, the GP surgery and Boots have been mucking up my prescriptions again and I've spent ages on the phone trying to sort it out. I've been in a lot of pain and walking has been difficult so I've bought a 4 wheeled walker so I can walk easier and more balanced, walking with a stick was too painful. Highlight of the week was having delicious fish and chips sitting outside the fish restaurant near to the University. I haven't done any sewing  but there is a dress cut out ready when I am. It continues to be very hot here 32 ish most days. Have a good Sunday.
For Sale, Wanted & Free to a good home / Re: Singer 201
« Last post by Sewingsue on Today at 11:23:35 »
Oh, lovely and how good to have the original receipt as well.
In the wardrobe / Re: Indian block print shirt
« Last post by Acorn on Today at 11:21:46 »
Oh - @Lowena 's been on a diet...   :o

... and I may just have finished off those chocolate digestives.    :|
Not a fabric suggestion as such, but may I suggest that wondertape can be very useful for stabilising stretch fabrics whilst sewing?  I use it mainly for bits were I can't use the overlocker, such as patch pockets or putting a zip in.
Today... One thread per day / Re: Sultry Saturday 8th August
« Last post by So Chic on Today at 11:20:11 »
We stocked up with anti-midge repellant when we cruised the Caley Canal a couple of years ago and not a midge appeared in the fortnight we were there.  It's still in the medicine drawer unopened.
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