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Ping Kate:
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...
10 years ago 25
 
[OT] YEAH!!!!
Twenty more minutes (maybe less, it's sudden death) of fabulous hockey!!! U.S. vs. Canada for the Gold. I don't care now which team winds, I love players on both sides, this is FABULOUS!!! I am horse...
10 years ago 22
 
kilting question
While reading "The" kilting book it seems that a box-pleated kilt may be a little easier to make than a knife-pleated kilt ? Do you have an opinion ? It seems you can then avoid a few time consuming...
10 years ago 13
 
Interesting pattern!
I went to TSWLTH yesterday to pick up a couple of Vogue patterns at $3.99 each. I'll probably never use all the patterns I already own, but I had to have this one: love interesting seaming details and...
10 years ago 16
 
snowy day browsing
Since the weather is absolutely abominable I decided to do a little snowy day browsing. I found this site and thought it would be a good idea to pass it along. The wools look to lovely. I don't know...
10 years ago 4
 
plus size pattern help
i'm looking for plus size patterns for 50's style dresses, and i'm havinhe g no luck...does anyone know where i can find them? they don't have to be patterns FROM the 50's, just in that style thanks!...
10 years ago 2
 
A few new pics
I wanted to share some of the construction pictures of the hand-made kilt: was an amazing process. I'll keep adding more as I find time. Lovely , and i love the color mirjam "BEI Design" wrote in...
10 years ago 7
 
heads up 2
Just got email from Atlanta Thread "Maxi-Lock MEGA Sale 6 Days only! Take advantage of this incredible price on Maxi-Lock thread today through Sunday (Feb 28th) at midnight. Just use coupon...
10 years ago 6
 
Heads up!
TSWLTH is having a pattern sale Feb 26-28: McCall's $1.99 each limit 10 and Vogue $3.99 each limit ten. I have a couple of Vogues I've been hoping to add to my collection. What I REALLY want is...
10 years ago 8
 
Finsh Project But Have A Question
Hello All: Well the wife's skirt is finished and didn't come out too bad. There is one part that bugs me a bit though. There is a zipper in the middle of the skirt (on the back) and at the end of the...
10 years ago 10
 
finished the asian inspired wrap top [pics]
Thanks to all that helped with the bias binding the asymetric seam wrapped dress/top trouble i posted a while back. The help was used to modify a pattern for an Asian style top inspired by pics of...
10 years ago 25
 
fabric id & "smell" question
Ok, I am still working on the ?new? sewing room and have a couple of questions Fabric will be stored on the shelves of various storage units (hopefully neatly folded and organized)with curtains in...
10 years ago 4
 
the 40 measurements for a bespoke suit?
mentions that s true bespoke suit begins with 40 measurements of the gentleman. what are the 40 measurements? When I made a single-breasted three-piece suit for my husband I measured: Basic: Chest...
10 years ago 3
 
seek tiny curved needles
seek tiny curved needles, like an upholstery needle but very much thinner and smaller. On the size scale of a surgivcal suture needle. Do they exist, where to buy? Preferably online Why not just buy...
10 years ago 3
 
[OT] It's "Beverly"!
Today's rant: This perfectly reflects my views about gratuitous nicknaming: (February 10) I know Catherine prefers "Kate" so that is what I call her. My Dad was Robert but he prefered "Bob", and only...
10 years ago 37