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Technical Help / Re: Why is my dress trying to strangle me?
« on: August 25, 2019, 17:11:41 PM »
I have this problem will all the Style Arc dresses/tops I have tried, but never with any other brand. I always cut the front neck line 2 sizes smaller than the rest of the pattern and this seems to work.

Fun with Fabric / Re: Bright
« on: August 22, 2019, 09:29:05 AM »
Anyone bought any?

ME. Found it doing a search yesterday so 2 metres winging its way to me. Depending on how stretchy it is I am thinking a simple unstructured dress to make the most of the pattern.

Fun with Fabric / Re: Bright
« on: August 21, 2019, 20:10:09 PM »
@sewmuchmore He only has a little left

Who is He?

Fun with Fabric / Re: Bright
« on: August 21, 2019, 18:28:43 PM »
@Efemera love it, just up my street. Was it from a shop on Ebay or just a piece someone was selling? (guess who wants some!)

Fun with Fabric / Re: FQ's
« on: August 19, 2019, 18:23:19 PM »
Is the quality of their fabric ok? I have only ordered from them once about a year ago and over half of the FQs were such poor quality it put me off. The fabrics were very thin with an open weave so frayed terribly...

I have never had a bad piece of fabric from them. I find if you go with the branded stuff you can't go wrong.

Fun with Fabric / Re: FQ's
« on: August 19, 2019, 09:11:23 AM »
oh sew crafty for everything.

@Manuela Sorry but can I just check the comp runs from 1/9/19 to 30/9/19 but entry's to be posted by 5/9? Should that be 5/10

Patterns Discussion / Re: Price of PDF patterns
« on: August 18, 2019, 18:17:44 PM »
@Tiggy which patterns are you looking at? Someone may be able to suggest a cheaper alternative.

Patterns Discussion / Re: Jersey and lace top
« on: August 18, 2019, 18:15:49 PM »
If it just the base you want what about a t shirt pattern elongated. I can vouch for this one I have made 4 dresses over the summer and a number of t shirts, all go together beautifully and you can mix and match sleeves/neckline etc.

Amended to include this only £3+pp, I ordered 3 from here on Friday and PP was £3
or this

Fun with Fabric / Re: Anyone used wool fabric from Fabworks?
« on: August 13, 2019, 18:40:47 PM »
I have had a number of pieces of wool from fabworks all 100% wool, some light weight some heavy (melton for a duffel coat). I have washed all of them, prior to making up, on a wool wash and have had no shrinkage or felting. BUT I have found that the quality does vary and I always visit the mill.
They do offer samples at £1 so may be worth sending for and washing to see how they react.

I saw this & I thought you may be interested! / Simply Sew Mag
« on: August 10, 2019, 12:36:08 PM »
£5 for 5 issues from here
If you don't want anymore after the five just cancel your direct debit.

For Sale, Wanted & Free to a good home / Wanted Simplicity 8601
« on: June 09, 2019, 19:35:23 PM »
Does anyone have this pattern they want to sell/give away? I have had a bit of an accident with mine and now unusable.

Fun with Fabric / Re: Sun shade fabric
« on: May 27, 2019, 14:38:28 PM »
Search on Sun Shade mesh or Sun Shade Netting - most is for external uses, but you may find something that will work for you
@Morgan this is what I did but apart from the outdoor stuff, which is too course, the only other fabric is from china and America. I have just seen some sun protection fabric on Active Fabrics so will send for a sample, although it doesn't look as if it Is see through.

Fun with Fabric / Sun shade fabric
« on: May 27, 2019, 09:22:43 AM »
I am looking for some fabric to make a sun shade for a window. I was thinking something like the stuff that the shades for car windows are made of. Has anyone come across any to buy by the metre? The only stuff I can see comes from China and didn't want to go down that route.
Alternatively anyone any ideas what else I can use. It has to provide good shade but you can still see through it.

Fun with Fabric / Re: Wanted, 20m muslin
« on: May 27, 2019, 09:18:49 AM »
A bit late but Whaleys every time. Very good discount on bulk buys.

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