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Patterns and Instructions / Re: Schnittquelle patterns
« Last post by Ambel on Today at 09:24:15 AM »
Schnittvision doesn't have a measurement chart because they are custom patterns. You plug your basic measurements into the computer and print a pattern to your measurements.
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Fabrics / Re: How big should a stash be?
« Last post by SylviaS on Today at 08:16:53 AM »
I have been giving this a lot of thought since Celia started the topic and have come to the conclusion that for me about 20-25 pieces of fabric would be ideal.  They would fit into a small chest of drawers I use for fabric, which is in the room I sew in.  That would be enough for a variety of fabrics for different uses, give me enough to drool over and still be reasonable.   

So, I think I have a new aim, to whittle my fabric down to that amount.  At the rate I sew it could take a couple of years.

I realise that one of the reasons why these days I want to buy as I go along is that my tastes and needs keep changing.  Fabric I bought years ago I really no longer have a use for now.  I can make it up but whether I will wear it is another matter.  I have a lot of woven fabric but now tend to use knits. I want to avoid this problem in the future.

Thanks, Celia, for starting this topic. It has been really thought provoking.

Sylvia
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Introductions / Hello from Perth, Western Australia
« Last post by miranda on Today at 06:40:35 AM »
Hi Maggie!
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Patterns and Instructions / Re: Peggy Sagers' Silhouette Patterns 5
« Last post by Sewingagain on Today at 06:31:54 AM »
Thank you, Izzy, for the yoga pant pattern photo and the great discussion ladies.  I have all of Peggy's yoga pant patterns but haven't tried them yet.  This info really helps and I picked up fabric today.  Fingers crossed that I'll finally have a pair by the weekend. :)
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Fashion, Style & Wardrobe / Re: Personal Coloring
« Last post by kbenco on Today at 06:28:40 AM »
Karendee, I am not offended at all, and possibly I would look more youthful should I dye my hair (although maybe not purple  >:D ). It's the "should never" that pushes my buttons. As you say
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I do think everyone should dye or not dye their hair as they see fit.
. As to whether or not older hair is less flattering to one's complexion with particular colouring, I don't think there is any controversy, just different personal opinions. It is not exactly world peace, and as far as I know there are no hair police (except if you are a boy in Singapore)  8)
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Spent more than twenty minutes today finishing up another blouse, this time swapping out a high cap sleeve for a low cap shirt sleeve.  Not happy with the way it fit into the armhole so it will be relegated to the workshirt rack.  Now off to consider some shirt patterns.  Once I get a good shirt pattern I will incorporate the details I like from the blouse pattern like large double pockets with flaps.
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Anne, another adjustment you may need is called "high round back" adjustment.  I have to do that on almost every shirt/blouse pattern now except for the Butterick Connie Crawford patterns.  According to Palmer and Pletsch, the high round back and the forward shoulder are the two most common adjustments as you age.
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Introductions / Re: Howdy, from Arizona
« Last post by Saashka on Today at 05:51:47 AM »
Hello Kathy and welcome to SG!
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You probably need a forward shoulder adjustment. This is very common, especially as we age. You can learn much more if you google "forward shoulder adjustment". (It's an alteration that you do on the paper pattern.)

It's also described in the fitting book, "Fit For Real People", by Palmer/Pletsch.
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Chatter / Re: The Summer Porch (S. Hemis: The Winter Fireside)
« Last post by Pina on Today at 03:42:57 AM »
Linda,nephew's eye surgery was in the 2000s.I think the doctors Kaiser permits patients to visit are o.k.,not Kaiser's policy people sitting at desks make,whether or not a patient's eye is allowed to be saved. I realize no system is perfect.  ;)
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