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I saw this & I thought you may be interested! / Sew Daily mag
« on: June 30, 2020, 09:15:32 AM »
An American mag but their site has loads of free e books from basics to patterns and machine embroidery. here

 :S I am a very infrequent flyer to the darkside and only just seen this, obvs too late for me but just wondering why it was posted in Patchwork and Quilting?

Mine arrived today, so much better in the flesh. It will be perfect for the boat but cannot use it until the 4th July (thank you Boris) so i put it on the settee on the patio to give it an airing and to admire and no sooner done than Saffy decided it looked too good not to be used.
Thank so much

In the wardrobe / Re: Indigo Junction Shift dress
« on: June 22, 2020, 09:33:46 AM »
@Efemera I never buy from them, like you crap customer service, never answer emails, fabric never the weight they say it is and much more expensive for same fabrics than elsewhere etc etc.
I do look and then if i see anything i google the fabric to find a cheaper supplier.

Technical Help / Re: Sleeve confusion
« on: June 21, 2020, 20:10:10 PM »
Some times, no matter which method of easing in the sleeve you use, you find that there is just too much fabric to get a clean seam. The big 4 are often guilty of this. You can remove some of the ease before you cut out the fabric. Fold out a small dart at the top of the sleeve and then reshape the pattern to give a gentler contour. You can find the method here but you will have to sign up for a free trial if you aren't already a member.

Technical Help / Re: Another collar question
« on: June 21, 2020, 19:23:52 PM »
@Ploshkin i understood what you were describing, it is basically what i do and the method is the same as the link @Efemera posted. Interesting the blogger still has the pesky tringles and she talks about pushing (shoving) the seam allowance inside. @dolcevita I do trim away the interfacing before finishing the collar, just didn't do it before i took the photo but i will try finishing the edge a couple of mm away from the front edge next time. I think i will just have to persevere.

Sewalongs and Competitions / Re: Aaaaannnnd In the Garden ...
« on: June 19, 2020, 09:48:42 AM »
Well done everyone, very impressive sewing.

Well you live and learn

Technical Help / Another collar question
« on: June 19, 2020, 09:16:48 AM »
OK, so in all my years of sewing i have not yet found a good method of dealing  with those pesky little triangle you have when you have attached the collar band to the garment. I have tried cutting them close to the stitch line, not ideal. Cutting the stand a slightly different shape on the edge, no that didn't work. I usually end up shoving them inside and quickly sewing the edge then give it a good bashing with my toffee hammer (oh so useful for lots of sewing technique's).
But the result is always the same, a bumpy lump.
Anyone any tips?

In the wardrobe / Re: Indigo Junction Shift dress
« on: June 19, 2020, 09:05:38 AM »
@Efemera fabric was from Fabricate in Mirfield but she has sold out. I do know that Minerva has some but it is £4 a metre more than i paid.

In the wardrobe / Indigo Junction Shift dress
« on: June 18, 2020, 19:01:05 PM »
A quick and easy make today just so i don't sit and fret. Yes it is another square dress for my square body.
I have made this about 4 times now but for some reason   this was too tight around the arm, not sure what i have done but ended up putting a v shaped piece into the sleeve/side seam. Now fits perfectly.

In the wardrobe / Re: Fit and finished
« on: June 18, 2020, 18:49:23 PM »
Its not just RTW clothes that seem to have fitting problems. I have recently ordered shoes/trainers from Moshulu and Hotter in my usual size, (the size i normally wear from these companies) only to have to return them all as they were massive. At one time shoe sizes did seem to be pretty consistent across all companies so why do they all seem to have made everything bigger?

Your Favourite Suppliers / Re: Itokri
« on: June 18, 2020, 18:43:01 PM »
@Greybird thanks, i may take a punt and order some.

Your Favourite Suppliers / Re: Itokri
« on: June 17, 2020, 17:42:22 PM »
@Greybird your daughter have to pay any inport duty?

House Beautiful / Re: curtain fabric suppliers - recommendations?
« on: June 15, 2020, 18:23:29 PM »
Here are a couple i have used this eBay shop (she has her own website as well) is good for all things curtains. I have had a roll of 50 metres of top quality lining for £75 won in an auction although she does sell buy it now as well.
this is were i ordered a customers fabric from and it was the cheapest site for what she wanted.
this site is very good for supplies including the very best lining you can buy.

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