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cross posted...= I have also used the steam setting OR the manual setting....
Food/Recipes/Health / Re: Easy to peel hard boiled eggs
« Last post by margyh on Today at 06:19:39 PM »
Kathryn, I use (the minimum) 1 cup of water, Manual at low pressure, for 6 minutes. Here's a link to the instructions.

Machine Embroidery / Re: Projects for Machine Embroidery
« Last post by fzxdoc on Today at 06:18:12 PM »
PattiB, I love those jewelry travel trays! Can you tell me the dimensions and whether you use quilt batting or some sort of stiffening material between the layers?

The Five Monkeys Jumping on the Bed embroidery motifs came from

Five Monkeys Jumping on the Bed

The single monkey on the pajama bottoms is from the Animals In Pajamas set from Emblibrary:

Monkey in Pajamas

From what I've heard Roberta Carr say about American vs. European pant drafts, (and thanks to Elona, otherwise I wouldn't have watched the video at all  :-* :-*) the pattern drafters at Burda were responding to what their customers said were problems with the fit of the pant. Nothing to do with "ethnicities". And, she would've known, since she was repping Burda at that time. I find it more enlightening than interesting in that everything she said in her presentation makes perfect sense. I do have several Burda WOF magazines, and will definitely be tracing off and making up muslins based on this (new to me) information.

eta. Elona, if you read this, I'll be dropping your videos (Carr and Tilton) in the mail later. Be lookin' out for it! ;)
Chatter / Re: finding my lost sewing mojo...
« Last post by Leila on Today at 06:17:17 PM »
I am new to this forum, and slowly finding my way about.
I haven't done any garment sewing for decades, and even then it was simple things, 'dresses for mums and girls' kind of thing. Now, even though I'm keen, I have a completely different set of wardrobe requirements, and no stash of fabric, and must be careful with what I spend.
But this thread has encouraged me to think about different things - I'd never even thought of aprons and some of those featured here are beautiful! And seeing the encouragement, and finding new blogs to read - it's been lovely, and a super first step.

Thank you, I might be a convert to some of those gorgeous aprons!

Leila :)
You guys, you are right. Human variation accounts for much more than some ethnic type. I was wrong to generalize. I appreciate the detailed drafting info!
Food/Recipes/Health / Re: Easy to peel hard boiled eggs
« Last post by theresa in tucson on Today at 06:08:44 PM »
The latest issue of Cook's Illustrated had an article on the perfect hard boiled egg.  They are the same people who do the PBS show "Cook's Country" and "America's Test Kitchen"; their results are very well tested.  I tried the steaming method (put an inch or so of water into a pot, bring to a boil, insert steamer and eggs, cover, lower to med and cook for 13 min, remove and chill in ice bath) and it worked a treat.  The article also said to use fresh eggs.  I had been in the habit of buying plenty of eggs when on sale and aging a dozen eggs so I could hard boil them, which did not always work.  The article went into excruciating detail into the food science "why" which I won't get into here, but I've since changed my way of doing eggs.
Steam is how my electric egg cooker makes hard boiled eggs...least they aren't boiled but really hard cooked.

(edited to correct auto-correct....gah)
Sewsy, thanks for posting the Roberta Carr info. It's very interesting.

My main point is that human bodies come in all sizes. Regardless of place of origin, skin color, religion, or whether you like to play Angry Birds. If you compare an average group of American female runners and an average group of Kenyan runners (ignoring skin color) they have similar body types or not? Does a dark skinned European have a Burda butt or a Vogue butt? The whole question is ridiculous...

I think there is just some variation in pattern drafting conventions that are used by different companies. Like Elizabeth says, if "the pink one works"...just go with that. Your skin color has nothing to do with your crotch curve!
Thanks, Karendee and Kathryn!
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