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Patterns and Instructions / Re: Marfy Patterns 2
« Last post by Becki.C on Today at 02:06:37 AM »
A jacket is quite ambitious joyce.  I think you would be OK if you picked up a good tailoring class, or maybe found a class on Craftsy.

I'm working on another version of my favorite dress, 3339 and I can't wait to show it off!

Their blouses are beautiful, a friend of mine is working on 1940 and it very pretty.
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Sewing Machines / Re: HV rolled hem foot
« Last post by Syndi on Today at 01:54:33 AM »
Pina...thank you for the links.  I have done the hand rolled hem as Lisa did- a nice finish, although very time consuming.  The threads article has shown me that using the serger will work very nicely and will be so much easier.  :)  I'm sure I'll need some practice.  Someone I know wants a Gylfindor item-

PS- now I'm curious about that fabulous foot set!  Has anyone purchased this?-  I have the Husqvarna Topaz- and it does list Viking.
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I have found out all the information I needed on this machine. I found out it was built in 1998 and I will not be able to find the disc for it. In fact I have taken the machine back and the person I got it from exchanged it for me for another one of a different kind.

Thanks to all that send replies to this.

 I don't know how to delete this post so if someone would tell me how then I will delete it.
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Chatter / Fashion/textile exhibit at Royal Ontario Museum-Toronto
« Last post by andib on Today at 12:41:41 AM »
I had the pleasure to be in Toronto last week, and I was able to take in 3 great exhibits.  One on early Islamic textiles
http://www.rom.on.ca/en/exhibitions-galleries/exhibitions/cairo-under-wraps-early-islamic-textiles

One about the Forbidden City and it had some amazing textiles, clothing and shoes http://www.rom.on.ca/en/forbidden-city

I enjoyed this exhibit the most http://www.rom.on.ca/en/exhibitions-galleries/exhibitions/fashion-follows-form
The Canadian designer Izzy Camilleri discusses her designs which include how she designs for her clients that have disabilities the require them to utilize a wheel chair for mobility.  The discussion dealt with how she designs so the clothing looks and feels good in a seated position, and enable the wearer to dress more independently and easily.

These exhibits end soon, but if you are near Toronto you must see these exhibits!

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Fashion, Style & Wardrobe / Re: Colors for fall 2014 according to Pantone
« Last post by PattiH on Today at 12:08:49 AM »
I have a whole rack of fabric, not just the navy, that does not suit my coloring.  I don't plan on getting rid of most of it, because it will work as bottoms or for things for my DD or DGD.  It will also be good for wearable muslins.  I have a lot of pretty good quality stuff - along with not so good quality, so the pain at knowing my stash is not quite perfect, after all, is okay.   :D

PattiH
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Sewing Machines / Re: HV rolled hem foot
« Last post by Pina on Today at 12:03:22 AM »
Lisa posted a picture of her very nice hand-rolled hem on a very large (1 yd x 3yd) sheer silk-chiffon scarf in this SG topic and a woman at Hermes handrolling the hem of a scarf video in her comments here.

Threads article .........  “Set your serger to the rolled hem setting. If your serger doesn't have a built-in rolled hem, then simply set it up for 3-thread serging, with the stitch length set to 1.5 millimeters.

Starting at one corner, serge the length of your square and off the end. I don't trim much off my edge, but if it makes you more comfortable, you can serge using a half-inch (10mm) seam allowance. Repeat on all sides. Trim the excess thread chains, and if you like, dab a drop of anti-fray liquid on the corners.”
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Tools and Notions / Re: Collar turning forceps
« Last post by BetsyV on Today at 12:02:45 AM »
Fashion Sewing Supply has them: here.

Pam also sells amazing interfacing.
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Chatter / Re: Decluttering5
« Last post by Karendee on Yesterday at 11:52:49 PM »
Karen, you have accomplished a huge amount in your anestey pics organization. .

Karendee
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Machine Sewing / Re: Machine Knitting 3
« Last post by Karendee on Yesterday at 11:48:46 PM »
Thanks so much for the yarn info, Eliz. I dont have an idea  for two tone use, but the combo sounds lovely. Wear with navpants and a grey sweater if you make a scarf, or a sweater with a grey skirt. Lovely. Add aome atatment silver earrings and wear your hair up or in a braid.

Karen
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Sewing Machines / Re: HV rolled hem foot
« Last post by Syndi on Yesterday at 11:43:49 PM »
out of curiosity....I went to youtube to see serging a rolled hem...
Well...my, my, my.....you definitely can!  There is a difference in the finish though.  I rolled hem on a reg sewing machine actually hems the fabric, where as the serger has a serged type thread edge. Hmmm.  Which would you normally have on a silk scarf?  Guess I'll have to look at mine, but so good to know bessicrocker!
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