[Fwd: Kinda OT: formal wear sewing]

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Hi everyone!  This is from a friend of mine on the
rec.crafts.textiles.quilting newsgroup.  Kate and Charlie have probably
already seen the message as have a few others.  I have told Kellie to
join our little newsgroup as we have some very knowledgeable and
experienced seamstresses as members.  If you can help this wonderful
lady out, it would be great...as for me, I am clueless since I haven't
worked with tartan or done tarapunto or knotwork.


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Subject: Kinda OT:  formal wear sewing
Date: Mon, 04 Aug 2003 23:15:12 GMT
Organization: SBC http://yahoo.sbc.com
Newsgroups: rec.crafts.textiles.quilting

2 ?s for you....

1) a.  How difficult are cumberbunds to sew?  b. would using tartan greatly
increase the difficulty (ie getting the "set" right in the pleats)?

2) How difficult would it be to embellish a gown bodice with celtic knotwork
in trapunto or in ribbonwork... (I can draw the knots, have done trapunto
long ago, and have a double needle for ribbonwork....but won't be making the

Best friend is getting married in December and was throwing around some


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