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I would go with bias binding - Junebug's idea of organza or organdy sounds good.

I made a couple of things from crinkled wool gauze - the only  way I could deal with not stretching when stitching across the crinkles was by stitching over tissue paper.
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Maybe try a bias binding using organza or organdy. I can't remember which one is stiffer. Use the softer one.

Or stay stitch everything, top and facing.
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Chatter / Re: The Summer Gazebo (S. Hemis. The Winter Fireside)
« Last post by janquiltz on July 26, 2016, 10:42:47 PM »
Pot farms can be anywhere.   When DD and DSIL rented their first apartment, there were a couple of grow lights over the kitchen counters.   Thought that was strange, but didn't think much about it.  Then the downstairs neighbor told them that the previous tenant was 'growing something' up there, and that there were people coming in and out all the time, clients I guess...for whatever the 'something' was.   This was a teeny tiny apartment here in Queens.

Oh my Pina, the funny bumps.  Glad it wasn't worse than that!  ;)

DH is the tallest in his family, his dad was really short, his mother an average height I guess.  DFIL in particular was pretty hungry during much of WW1 in Germany when he was a young child, and food was scarce.    He used to tell stories of searching in the woods for something edible.   He was pretty young, I think 9 when the war ended.   Things weren't suddenly plentiful then either.

Laurie, I'm with Suzi...don't think I'd need a 5 year old back seat driver!  LOL      That's a quick come back for Mitchell though, yes after all the milestones of this week, why not try driving next?   

Ry is working on tying her shoes.   I think she's got it now, not sure.   I haven't been there when she puts them on, recently.

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Costumes, Costuming, Restoration / Re: Kylo Ren -Star Wars: The Force Awakens
« Last post by Garden Girl on July 26, 2016, 10:17:34 PM »
Miranda it's good to hear about the progress. Health issues kept me out of the theater when this came out. I ordered it from the library and it finally was available so we watched it Saturday. I paid particular attention to Kylo Ren. What a bad son he turned out to be!

I kept thinking it looked almost like the sleeves were a stretch woven rather than straight canvas. Were  you able to get a light weight canvas? I'm curious to see if your Pal will be able to move his arms once he's costumed.

What? You're not going to make your own piping? Gasp!

Slightly off topic, still space, different franchise, I know you'll like this. A local restored 1920's movie house has a classic film series. This year it's modern classics. Thursday August 18th it's Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. I know how much you love that film. I hope it's not too hot that day so I can go. They still have the original Robert Morton company theater pipe organ that rises from the floor and a terrific organist. It get's played before the movies and during an intermission they pop into the middle of the film. If you go in costume you get in free!
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Fashion, Style & Wardrobe / Re: When Six Packs and Wardrobe Sewing fails...
« Last post by Garden Girl on July 26, 2016, 10:02:14 PM »
I remember thinking that pattern instructions were to be followed and patterns were not to be changed in any way. Now, am so liberated, as the pattern is just a suggestion and I can use it however I like.  Has made sewing more of an adventure for me!

Karleene

I think they were to be followed, especially at Vogue. If I was making a designer original, I wanted my Halston to look like a Halston, not some generic frankenpattern I mashed up. I would do the necessary modifications for a better fit, like lengthen the sleeve or hem. I was blessed in those days to be a twin for a size 10 Wolf dress form with only a long waist and I'm tall. Aside from that and sleeve/hem length decisions I could sew straight from a pattern. Some of you have no idea how much easier that makes sewing. Sew it and it will fit. I wish I could say that now.

I think back then we were pretty much expected to be obedient in most facets of our lives, always polite and so important, "ladylike". Fortunately society has relaxed a bit and we are making up our own rules now. It's nice to take a pattern and do an Edward Scissorhand routine on it.
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Individual Projects, Projects in Progress, and UFOs / Neck facing for gauze top
« Last post by joycel on July 26, 2016, 10:01:19 PM »
I am making a gauze top.  I tried to use the gauze to make the neck facing and it ended up with a ruffled effect.  I realized that I cut the facing so that the gauze stretched, way too much.  Should I use bias tape or cut a piece of gauze on the grain to do the facing?  I am having much difficulty with this fabric.  Suggestions please!
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Food/Recipes/Health / Re: What's for Dinner? 2
« Last post by Garden Girl on July 26, 2016, 09:50:16 PM »
Oh- dinner might be spaghetti which I cooked around midnight so the kitchen would be tolerable today. Or it might be corn pancakes.....
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Food/Recipes/Health / Re: What's for Dinner? 2
« Last post by Garden Girl on July 26, 2016, 09:49:02 PM »
Corn pancakes- thought it was local corn but should have realized that if it's wrapped in cello on a tray it probably isn't local ::)

I'm enjoying the fruit that abounds in summer- Canadian blueberries, Niagara peaches-mmm- first of the season so they could be hit or miss.

Su-sew! Aside from me, you're the first person I've ever "known" to make corn pancakes. Well, Dear Old Mom, who made them for us as kids of course. No one ever knows what I'm talking about. The best I get are people who think I use cornmeal to make them.

Your corn *might* still be local. One of the stores here will sometimes clean them a bit, trim off the end, etc and then cello wraps them on a tray. Those are local. If it's shrink wrapped in packaging, you're probably right and might not be local. Do you use the corn raw or cook it first? I use canned corn, well drained. Mom put it into Bisquick pancakes but I usually make from scratch. I haven't had them in ages, as nutritionally they're not so good. But God they are delicious!

Isn't living somewhere with fresh local fruit grand? I'm in the middle of California's San Joaquin Valley.The majority of Ca's ag production comes from here so what ever is in season can be had super fresh. I've got a few trees on our small urban property. Right now our Golden Nectar plum is ready. It holds on the tree for about two months so a nice long season. We've got Elephant Heart grafted onto it. Our grapes are also coming in. In June we had the biggest apricot crop I can remember. I'll have pears and pomegranates in the fall, along with the neighbors persimmon tree, followed up around Christmas with oranges and the start of the lemons.

I think I need to go eat a plum!

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Fashion, Style & Wardrobe / Re: When Six Packs and Wardrobe Sewing fails...
« Last post by Sewshopper on July 26, 2016, 09:38:35 PM »
I remember thinking that pattern instructions were to be followed and patterns were not to be changed in any way. Now, am so liberated, as the pattern is just a suggestion and I can use it however I like.  Has made sewing more of an adventure for me!

Karleene
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Fashion, Style & Wardrobe / Re: When Six Packs and Wardrobe Sewing fails...
« Last post by su-sew on July 26, 2016, 09:31:34 PM »
Love seeing all those Adri patterns - I'm familiar with some from the late 1990s and 2000s
Have 2148, 2647, 2976 - haven't worn it this year because I need a top to go with the pants and jacket - yes those patterns demand the right kind of fabric to do all the topstitching and edge finish.




Some of the early ones surprised me because of the deeper/stronger colours and not a multi wardrobe pattern.

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