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Chatter / Re: Summer 2014 Reading
« Last post by DeniseM on Yesterday at 12:17:47 PM »
I'm reading The Egyptian by Layton Green. Fun, fast reading for the summer. Meanwhile, I have a stack of books from the library due back today that I haven't touched, including A Book of Common Prayer by Joan Didion. Couldn't get into it. I'll try reading a couple more chapters, but thus far I have no idea what all the hoopla is about.
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Chatter / Re: Stylish Shoes for Young Arthritic Feet
« Last post by blue mooney on Yesterday at 12:14:59 PM »
It was quite a long time ago when I was there. The shop I went to was in Taipei, that's all I remember. I took pictures of the styles I wanted, and the man measured and traced my feet. (I'm tall with non-Asian sized feet). A week later, new shoes that fit!
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Patterns and Instructions / Re: Skinny B*tch Tonic T vs. Pamela's Perfect T
« Last post by andib on Yesterday at 10:17:29 AM »
I am 5'7,and made the 2x but always need to take out about 2 " between shoulder and bottom of the armseye.   Christine Jonson patterns usually fit out of the envelope except I need to make the shoulder narrower.  With the tonic I adjusted nothing in the upper bodice. I always play with the hip width, as I do not like a tight in the hips tee.   
On the other hand, I made the xs for DD who is 5'3" and has broad shoulders and the tonic fit her well too...but then she can/likes to wear her tops more slim fitting.
On
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Fashion, Style & Wardrobe / Re: Sharing, Inspiration, and Project Photos XXXI
« Last post by fzxdoc on Yesterday at 09:40:31 AM »
Karen, you chose some great fabric for your tops--it's good you saved the orange one from being abandoned in a hotel. I like the idea of jewelry instead of heat-set crystals for that one top, but since you're looking at it IRL, you'll know which is best.

Sharon, your yoga pants must be the envy of the class. Good for you for playing with that variegated thread to kick it up a notch.

Shams, that duster is the bomb! It make have taken a ton of time to make, but it was worth it. You're looking good!

Kathryn
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Patterns and Instructions / Re: Skinny B*tch Tonic T vs. Pamela's Perfect T
« Last post by Helen M on Yesterday at 08:40:17 AM »
Tonic is my go to pattern for a shaped T.  It fit right out of the envelope.  I'm 5'1", and not heavy enough for the smallest size of the PP patterns. 

So far, Tonic is perfect as is.  I have to adjust other patterns for a mid chest petite adjustment, not so with SB.  And, I really like the shaped sleeve.   

Also,  Maxi skirt pattern is exactly right (hip in right place, flare in right place, length fantastic).  Pants need a tiny bit of adjustment at waist in back, otherwise are right proportions. 

I'm pretty impressed with this company.

Boppingbeth I'm also 5'1" so interested to learn you find the Tonic T shirt so good. I've had the download a while but not used it so think I'll dig it out! Have you made the long sleeved version as I downloaded that one as well.
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Bev, I didn't give much thought to the pants. I was put off by the bad fit (right in the front!) of the pants in the photo on the Skinny B website. But you are right...for us short folks, that pattern is worth looking at too.

 I tried to get a download of the pants...but I need A4 paper size and it doesn't show up as an option. It shows up in the description, but not when I actually try to buy it. (Anyone have ideas on how to get this? Will I have problems using a letter size download printing on A4 paper?)

Bev, we are all counting on your report on the pants! I'm auditioning stash fabric for the tee.
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Chatter / Re: Stylish Shoes for Young Arthritic Feet
« Last post by bessiecrocker on Yesterday at 07:49:55 AM »
I think Robyn, bluemooney, may have the best solution for your problem!

Here is a German company that has lots of CUTE styles that are suitable for orthotics (usually called "inserts" in German). The shipping info says to contact them for delivery details for places other than Germany, Austria, and Switzerland...I'm pretty sure they will ship anywhere.

deerberg
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Chatter / Re: Decluttering4
« Last post by RuthieSews on Yesterday at 07:27:20 AM »
Great going Debbie.
Its is a slow and ongoing process, at least it is for me.
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Chatter / Re: Decluttering4
« Last post by DebbieY on Yesterday at 06:49:53 AM »
Decluttering is a slow ongoing process and this past week or so I have made some progress.

I have sorted through some of little man's wardrobe and found a large bag of clothes that no longer fit him along with some child size clothes hangers that are now too small for his clothes. I have also sorted a pile of books I no longer want nor have room for and some clothes I no longer want or need. I have only done a tidy on my wardrobe at this stage so once the sort is done there will no doubt be more to go.

All these will be loaded into the car tomorrow to be dropped off to a charity store next time I am passing.
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After Care / Re: How to remove accidental Tea Stains?
« Last post by Lilibet on Yesterday at 06:45:31 AM »
I think it depends what colour you want.  Coffee in my experience tints a more brownish beige whilst tea gives a more yellowish or golden caste.
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