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If I remember correctly, some time in the past you made some costumes
out of a cotton/silk blend. What did you think of it and would  it be
suitable for a summer dress. I'm thinking ahead about fabric to buy.
Juno

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Juno B wrote:
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Very suitable.  Mine was a lovely stripe - woven solid and semi-sheer,
and we tea dyed it for the costume.  It washed very well.

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On 3/2/2010 4:30 PM, Kate XXXXXX wrote:
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Thanks, I'll give it some serious thought.
Juno

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Juno B wrote:
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Not Kate, (obviously) Thaisilks.com had some lovely
silk/rayon blend a while back, but I don't see it there at
the moment.  They do have a nice selection of silk/cotton
blend:
http://www.thaisilks.com/index.php?cPath=1_25
Wonderful folks, great service.

NAYY,

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On 3/2/2010 7:03 PM, BEI Design wrote:
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Thanks Beverly, I was looking at these at Fabric.com. the colors are
beautiful and the price is good.
http://spedr.com/1a3uz
Juno

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Juno B wrote:
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Oooohhh, yummm.  That violet may have to make a home here!

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My problem is I love so many of the colors. I'm  particularly drawn to
the teal and cranberry. It's hard not to find something I like.
Juno

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On 3/3/2010 6:43 PM, Juno B wrote:
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sorry about double posting, must have hit send with 2 quick clicks

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Juno B wrote:
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See how carefully I am NOT looking!  I have too much else to do here,
and need to save any fabric buying for serious frockage for next
Fabruary, for a live action role play game that lasts all weekend, and
for which I will need 3 chemises, a corset, two day gowns, and a ball
dress suitable for an 18th C Venitian masked ball!

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Oh, the play sounds wonderful, Kate!

Emily



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Emily Bengston wrote:
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More of a game than a play...  3 days of sketchy outline plus
improvisation, in costume, with a masked ball in the middle of it!  All
in a hotel in Yorkshire.

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I choose the cranberry & teal, too, Juno.  I may have to freak my
self-promise not to buy any fabric till after winter is definitely gone.

My DS in SC had snow yesterday and DGD was very upset; she said it is not
supposed to snow in March.

Emily



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On 3/4/2010 1:10 AM, Emily Bengston wrote:
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Your DGD feels that way because she doesn't live in the North East,.
That's where we are known to get the worst storms of the year. It's been
over a week and there are still people in our area with out power from
the storm last  Wednesday. We were fortunate in that we only went about
24 hours without electric. Got pretty darn cold around here.
Back to sewing I'm considering using McCall's 6028 view D, in the teal
fabric. It all depend on how well I think I can alter the patterns.I
have to alter every area that could possible need fixing.Back width,
back length, FBA and waist. That should keep me busy for awhile.
Juno

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On 3/4/2010 11:48 AM, BEI Design wrote:
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http://mccallpattern.mccall.com/m6028-products-10726.php?page_id=528&search_control=display&list=search
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Just wondering, are you questioning my sanity or my choice of style. My
sanity can't be in question because I lost it someplace along the
way.lol As for my choice of style, I love the idea of the little black
dress only in teal. Yeah I know it still goes back to sanity.
Juno

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Juno B wrote:
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That will look fantastic in teal.  Are you doing the piping?

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On 3/4/2010 1:14 PM, Kate XXXXXX wrote:
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I haven't made any final decisions. I just hope I don't bite off too
much. I always feel I have to work very hard on my fitting issues and
sometimes it makes me very timid. I know pipping isn't hard just a
little extra oomph to the design. I know that if I don't stretch myself
to get things right I'll be stuck in the rut I really want to break out of.
Juno

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On 3/4/2010 1:24 PM, Juno B wrote:
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I was just reading through the directions for the dress and the piping
isn't piping. It's bias tape sewn flat over the seams. I don't like that
idea at all. As I said in my previous post I have to think about what I
will do. Maybe piping, maybe nothing. I really need to think about it.
Got the other things to attend to first.
Juno

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Juno B wrote:
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Sorry, I thought it might be a momentary synapses lapse, as
you recently wrote about using McCalls 5481. I know, I had
no business jumping to the conclusion that you would not be
working on two patterns at one time.  ;-}  Sorry!

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On 3/4/2010 2:15 PM, BEI Design wrote:
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See it's a sanity thing. I figure if I try more than one I'll really go
over the edge. The dress is actually on hold for a bit. It's just that I
saw that beautiful fabric and I'm thinking ahead. I always have to have
futures. Don't be sorry. I'm a random thinker.
Juno


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