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My aim is to produce a basic stylish age-appropriate wardrobe that looks as good on the inside as on the outside - garments that say "beautiful work and wonderful style". I've yet to make a skirt with which I'm completely happy, so I don't wear them often. A good reference book could help me change all that, whilst reducing my stash!Posted: 06:26 am on April 16th 2014
How does the grosgrain deal with the curve that is present at the top edge of the piece?Posted: 05:16 am on January 1st 2014
Run out of iron cleaner and you've gunked up your iron? Wrap a piece of white wax candle in a piece of soft clean old cotton or terry, warm up the iron then gently rub over the cloth/candle pad until the gunk melts onto the cloth. I would use my new iron to press the frills on the 6 long train Spanish flamenco skirts I have to make!Posted: 04:56 pm on August 20th 2013
I've used sari fabric to make waistcoats and bed skirts. For the waistcoat I interlined with a silk organza before cutting out. I also use lengths of Malaysian batik which comes preprinted for sarong skirts to make sundresses. The cotton fabric is very comfortable and it is a dream to sew. I have recently purchased some more and will make it into summer pants or a wrapped stitched skirt - haven't decided yet.Posted: 11:41 pm on February 26th 2013
This is a great idea - very timely for me as I've just cut out a boatneck sweater that could do with some shoulder height. Would really like to have a tute showing how to make shoulder pads from scratch one day. They are quite difficult for me to find where I live - we don't all have the luxury of haberdashery stores nearby!Posted: 03:26 am on December 5th 2012
This is so timely - I think I can use this finish for a jersey binding on a V neck dress that doesn't have a CF seam. BrilliantPosted: 01:47 pm on December 3rd 2012
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