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Patterns and Instructions / Re: Craftsy Online Classes 2
« Last post by sewsy on Today at 08:29:48 PM »
Sewsy, I'll be able to get that class for $19.99 with my new member,  any class you want, no price limit offer. So that's pretty much a no brainer choice at this point.

As for the library, our group is similar to yours. I'm part of the Fresno County library which belongs to the San Joaquin Valley library system. I have no problem getting any materials from any other branch in the system. But little Mariposa, she takes, but will not give. Our local librarians hate it and have complained to higher ups to no avail. From any where else I can get materials without needing to go there. That is a good idea to try, but they are over an hour away, up narrow, winding roads. I'll try the begging over the phone. ;D

NINETEEN DOLLARS AND NINETY NINE CENTS!!!!!! Whoa Nellie!!!! That's GREAT!!! So so cool! And you'll be able to interact with the instructor! Even better!!! I got my set for forty dollars, and I thought that I'd done pretty good! Well, I did, actually.  ;D But that's even better, Rene! Well, this weekend I'll pop the video back into the player and pick up where I left off. Lmk when you want to start comparing notes, should be fun.

Also, has anyone had a chance to view their free classes yet? Picks? Pans?
I got the new sewing knits class with Pam Howard. Finished just about all of it, got some good tips about sewing knits that I'd not heard of or seen before, so I really like it. She's very even toned in her speech, very soothing voice. One of her garments was a knit that looks like denim. I ask her where she'd gotten it, she told me EmmaOneSock. I have a swatch on order, should be getting it soon. Looks like I'll be adding to the stash in a little while.... ;D
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Making Bears, Dolls, Toys, etc / Re: American Girl patterns
« Last post by crazyquilter on Today at 08:00:40 PM »
Oh, the slippery slope.  Of course you need another model in the store and a fit model at home.  Seriously, your soccer outfit is adorable.  I really like the use of ric rac on it.
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Patterns and Instructions / Re: "Finished Garment Measurements"
« Last post by sewsy on Today at 07:35:52 PM »
TerriK's example is how I'd go about laying out the finished garment in order to take measurements. She has the garment buttoned up and the fabric smooth so that accurate measures can be taken. If anyone needing to take measurements from finished garments would begin with it the way she has it shown, it would be a consistent starting point from which to begin.
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Chatter / Re: Another Seamstress Movie
« Last post by Diane in WV on Today at 07:28:06 PM »
Not at all, please post if , IF it becomes available on you tube, or for sale.
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Chatter / Re: The Summer Gazebo (S. Hemis. The Winter Fireside)
« Last post by Diane in WV on Today at 07:10:31 PM »


I think the renovation laws here must be similar because I see lots of almost tear-downs.  The oddest renovation I ever saw?  The owners wanted a bigger house on a small lot, so they used the original house as a second floor, and built a new ground floor below. 

I'm off to run errands.
I LOVE odd, strange, unusual houses. Castles too.
  Your errands include...going to the beach?? (just had to say that, you're in Southern California. 8)

I like most of the houses here, not the snail though
https://www.pinterest.com/lancemitchell19/strange-houses/

The one at the top, that's the one I want to live in:
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/293015519486400539/

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Machine Embroidery / Re: Free Embroidery Designs 2015,2016
« Last post by SuziQz on Today at 06:29:05 PM »
Thanks, Pina!
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Chatter / Re: The Summer Gazebo (S. Hemis. The Winter Fireside)
« Last post by SuziQz on Today at 06:27:23 PM »
It's almost 20 degrees cooler today than it was at the beginning of the week.   8)

Carpets feel nice on my feet, and they are great when the floors are cold, but hard to get really clean.  I like rugs that I can toss in the washer.

I think the renovation laws here must be similar because I see lots of almost tear-downs.  The oddest renovation I ever saw?  The owners wanted a bigger house on a small lot, so they used the original house as a second floor, and built a new ground floor below. 

I'm off to run errands.
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Chatter / Re: how to post a photo?
« Last post by fzxdoc on Today at 05:30:50 PM »
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Introductions / Re: hi new from NC
« Last post by fzxdoc on Today at 05:28:41 PM »
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Patterns and Instructions / Re: "Finished Garment Measurements"
« Last post by Elephun on Today at 05:27:18 PM »
Good question.
If I were going to compare the tissue to something well fitting, I'd want the garment to be opened out flat so I get a true measurement and don't get any folds or tucks caught up accidentally. I'd have to allow for overlaps like plackets, of course.
I doubt that there is any consistency between how each pattern company takes their finished garment measurement. I suppose it helps us get in the right neighborhood, either way. It would be great if they would just explicitly state some of these things on the pattern envelope or website for those of us who are interested.
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