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Fabrics / Re: Ponte/Ponte di Roma Knits
« Last post by barbc on Today at 11:33:11 PM »
I know it's not sewing but I bought pinto pants from J Jill and I would love to find that fabric for sewing it it the rayon nylon lycra.  Any one know where to find that?
Fabrics / Re: Is my fabric out of style?
« Last post by barbc on Today at 11:25:40 PM »
LOL Kathyb!  It could be good for the chiller weather as a later to keep warm.

I have a huge piece of Christine Johnson slinky in black still aging.

I bet Ponte goes out of style before I use it too. :-(

Your work is really paying off.  I love all of it (jackets, pants, skirts).

My sewing has stopped--a combination of moving, everything in boxes and bronchitis that will not go away.  But it won't stay stopped forever.
Patterns and Instructions / Re: Loes Hinse Patterns VI
« Last post by marciae on Today at 11:06:39 PM »
Karleen. If you have the Garbo would you also compare it. It looks bigger and more bulky then the new pattern
Fabrics / Re: How big should a stash be?
« Last post by spookietoo on Today at 11:02:16 PM »
AnnC - that silk is GORGEOUS! Wish I could afford some right now as it is definitely "stash worthy"!

I have no problem calling my collection a "stash" and as my current purchasing options are also as sad as AnnC's at the moment, I am SO happy I have it. Almost nothing is "dated" due to type or print. (Never bought those knits) And yes I have two 5 yard pieces of raw silk (silk matka now?) pulled out of those flatfold bins at Walmart for $2/yd.

Am I a fabric addict? YES!

We haven't had a fabric store here in over 7 years. About 4 years ago my friend took me with her to Asheville and I told her I HAD to go to Waechter's. I walked thru the door and it literally took my breath away. I couldn't breathe, my mouth dropped open, and my eyes bugged out - I was stunned and speechless - all those silks and wools!  The clerk came running over to me concerned that something was very wrong - I couldn't even answer her! My friend died laughing as she explained:  "She's like an alchoholic that's been in withdrawal for over 3 years and I've just let her dive into a barrel of her favorite Scotch. She just needs a minute to recooperate!" MY friend doesn't even sew - she just understands. :)

All I bought was some cotton twill tape to edge a jacket. I had no real money to spend. But what a warm glorious fix that was!

Yes! I'm an addict and proud of it! It's an official stash!
Living in the MidWest, we need summer, winter and transitional garments.  I seem to have the most trouble with the 'transitional' - never have enough and seems like I sew them more often.  Capris are being stored now and for about 2 months long light weight pants wear well but come November, heavier pants are a necessity along with boots, etc.  Far as I can tell, it really depends on where you live, your laundry desires, what makes the most sense for each individual to have available.  Don't think there is a right or wrong.

Patterns and Instructions / Re: Loes Hinse Patterns VI
« Last post by Sewshopper on Today at 10:33:20 PM »
Interesting, I have made the Capri Jacket and don't see any similarity.  For one thing, it is very loose fitting and this is supposed to be more fitted.  It's on the way, so shall compare.  For me, I find her patterns have flattering lines.

Fabrics / Re: How big should a stash be?
« Last post by marie-louise on Today at 10:25:04 PM »
Ann, I'd love to hang that on my wall!

In case anyone doesn't know what I mean by stretcher bars, here's a link to them on the Blick's site:  Just pick the size you want the frame, glue and/ or staple the four corners of the frame together, and then stretch the fabric over it and staple to the back. You miter the corners of the fabric. My cartoon was a little tricky, had to redo it in a couple of places because I didn't pull it evenly and some of the black lines around the cartoons weren't sqaure.

The frame is lightweight, I just have it hanging on 2 nails on the wall.
Costumes, Costuming, Restoration / Re: Dresses from "Frozen"
« Last post by sewsy on Today at 09:54:48 PM »
Miranda, the dress is perfectly darling.  :)
Chatter / Re: The Summer Porch (S. Hemis: The Winter Fireside)
« Last post by janquiltz on Today at 09:54:15 PM »
Laurie, that might scare her straight, if she thought you would sue?    Not saying you should, that is entirely up to you and DB...I'm not the first to think 'sue'.     But $20,000 isn't a small amount of money (for most folks!)

Suzi, glad it is not as hot.  Hope it keeps getting cooler.  It's been beautiful here but back in low 80's for Sunday...enough already! :)

I have a pic somewhere of Doc Ry with her white coat and a ballerina skirt...well, one of those tulle skirts, which she wears when she wants to be a ballerina.   

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