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Fashion, Style & Wardrobe / Re: Sew what are you sewing this weekend? 2
« Last post by Michael A on Yesterday at 01:01:07 AM »
Thanks Theresa.  A bit of a tutorial on the proper construction and attachment of bills would be greatly appreciated.  And Souwesters, hmmm, I hadn't thought of those.  In a nice waxed or oiled cotton I could see it would be a mighty challenge.  I'm working on my driving cap this weekend.  Hopefully it will be done on Sunday.  I had a very nice day at the thrift store today and picked up a nice selection of twill tapes, bias bindings and covered button blanks that might be of use in cap making.  And a few other goodies of the sewing nature as well.

Karleene - The feather stitching sounds like a very good idea.  Hope to see some pictures of the finished product.

Food/Recipes/Health / Re: Healthy Lifestyle/Eating/Weight 2
« Last post by Pina on Yesterday at 12:36:09 AM »
Talking about diet,weight and exercise.This past year I noticed how many different “diet” “weight loss” “miracle” sounding books are displayed at different stores.Every book claims their diet is the best. The other day I read another new to me book title near the check-out counter at the pharmacy,”Cook Your Butt Off! : Lose Up to a Pound a Day”.  I’m not kidding.  :grinning:  I know why I gained weight and know without walking as much as I used to walk for decades I shouldn’t eat the same calories I used to eat.
Heirloom and Hand Sewing / Re: Knitting IV
« Last post by Ann on Yesterday at 12:33:42 AM »
So glad I was able to help you. I had to say it out loud to get it correct as I can see and hear the instructions and it clicked "Oh yeah 5 times".

Tools and Notions / Re: Opinions on Cutting Wheels and Cutting Mat
« Last post by Pina on Yesterday at 12:21:55 AM »
I like share good news.  :)  This afternoon Kaaren’s very kind and generous surprise gift arrived.I appreciate Kaaren’s kindness and like the cute looking red Martelli ErgoCutter and five replacement cutting blades.Thank you very much,Kaaren !   :)    :)

I cut several scrap cotton fabric strips without a ruler to try out the cute looking red Martelli rotary cutter.It cuts very nice strips ! I watched the two Martelli-Cutting System-Part 1 and Martelli-Cutting System-Part 2 videos before and will watch them a few more times.I have to relearn how I cut fabric ! The fellow in the videos is using a Martelli non-slip straight ruler.Next time I drive that way I will look if local fabric stores or local Walmart sell Omnigrip non-slip straight rulers.I have never seen the non-slip Martelli rulers or other brand non-slip rulers "live" before.If not,I have an unopened package of  Omnigrid InvisiGrip.Here is a how to apply InvisiGrip Leah Day video.
Food/Recipes/Health / Re: Healthy Lifestyle/Eating/Weight 2
« Last post by Syndi on Yesterday at 12:06:45 AM »
Lynn J- Sounds good having a partner!  If you have an iPhone you can use the My Fitness Pal app to keep track of calories, exercise and weight.  It also breaks down your nutrition; carbs, protein, and fats.
As far as what to sew.....I'd think "shapeless"  :laugh:  I am sewing garments that don't have a definitive shape...dresses that are rectangular.
Good luck...
Fashion, Style & Wardrobe / Re: Lagenlook 2
« Last post by rivergum on March 27, 2015, 11:48:09 PM »
Thanks everyone for their ideas, I shall sift through and see what works.

Unfortunately the indie patterns such as Folkwear and Cutting Line are out of my reach, because by the time you add on the 20% extra for our lower dollar and the exorbitant shipping costs, patterns add up to well over $30. Too expensive for a try out. But as soon as they offer PDFs I will be buying some with bells on.

So any PDF patterns suggested are good and I also have the Bold and Beautiful book. Plenty to get on with over the Easter break.
Patterns and Instructions / Re: Dana Marie patterns
« Last post by Lisanne on March 27, 2015, 11:02:24 PM »
The sewing on-line store she now runs is
The Sewing Place
s wonderful source for indie patterns and quality haberdashery.
Fashion, Style & Wardrobe / Re: 20 mins a day - Sewalong (or Sewing prep-along) 3
« Last post by sewsy on March 27, 2015, 10:11:54 PM »
Ruthie and Kathryn, wonderful! Love those shoes!
Fashion, Style & Wardrobe / Re: Sew what are you sewing this weekend? 2
« Last post by Sewshopper on March 27, 2015, 09:15:31 PM »
I'm finishing up a TSW Trio top in a teal silk noil from my stash.  There was a faint fold disciloration and not enough fabric so I wound up with the center back right down the line.  I used matching embroidery thread and stitched the feather stitch in 7 rows 1/2 in apart.  Worked beautifully.  It's not the least noticible and gives the back a bit of texture.

Fashion, Style & Wardrobe / Re: Sew what are you sewing this weekend? 2
« Last post by Garden Girl on March 27, 2015, 09:03:50 PM »
Theresa, now we know who to ask for tips on baseball caps & Sou'wester fisherman's hats. I am making a note. ;)

Have fun with the cutting tools. No running with these either.
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