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I think my favourite pattern is the envelope clutch... I like clutches that double as shoulderbags. :-) marmota-b
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That is definitely an exciting giveaway! :-) My favourite style of dress... hm. Fitted in the bodice, but loose and flowy or full skirt! Other details depend on my mood and the occasion. :-) marmota-b
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They are different materials, but I'm now trying it out on a remnant of the blouse fabric and it does the same thing...
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What is a vertical bobbin? The upper thread? I have an old sewing machine, plus I'm Czech, so I'm not very much acquainted with all the terms and different machines...
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OK, so I changed the needle - there indeed was some kind of tiny bend/dent on the tip of the old one, which I saw with my father's magnifying glass (= lens from an old camera, a very useful thing!) But it didn't help. I guess the problem lies somehwere in the tension, because I almost got it right when I played around with it a bit more. But I did not get it quite right and then I got it all wrong again... Thanks for the other suggestions. I wouldn't have thought it was such a "science" to sew! Well, it must be a science when you're working with a machine. :P Goes to show I'm still just a novice.
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Thanks for the suggestion. I had thought of it, but I haven't tried it yet, because I was quite desperate yesterday... so I left it for today.
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First, I prefer not to stress about Christmas by stripping down the decorations, baking and gift making/buying to the necessary minimum. If it doesn't make me happy when working on it, it's of no use. Also, one thing that works wonderfully is looking out for Christmas presents to give to people around you all year round! If you do that, you can find yourself with most of the gifts at the beginning of December. My sister's trick. She travels quite a lot, so she always buys small gifts for family and friends, and some of them are leftover for Christmas... so in December she often finds herself with already bought gifts she nearly forgot about! But when you find yourself deep in trouble... well, a cup of hot chocolate or cocoa could work. Take time to drink it and enjoy it. Make another one if necessary. Take a short walk outdoors, perhaps with a camera to take photos of things you encounter. Get a bar of good, rich dark chocolate, break off small pieces and slowly suck at them. Find a friendly, fluffy cat and let her dictate the time you'll take to cuddle with her.
Toggle Commented Dec 18, 2009 on Pretty Maids prints ~ a giveaway! at allsorts
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Maybe it would work if it were a person. Unfortunately, it's just a machine. A very mischievous machine. My sister bought several items of pretty Indian clothing from the same shop my sari comes from. First, a sari to wear... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2009 at Wardrobe Refashion
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Underwear. Panties and whatever other items can be sewn. I've read that homeless shelters and organizations get quite enough outerwear, but not enough underwear. (Logically. Underwear is more often than not worn out and thrown away, while other items can still be donated...)
Toggle Commented Dec 15, 2009 on Sewing for the homeless at Wardrobe Refashion
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As I usually sew Barbie clothes by hand, or at least partly by hand, hems usually ARE the last thing I sew... But then, I don't sew Barbie clothes for several children at a time! For which I must congratulate you.
Toggle Commented Dec 12, 2009 on Barbie clothes !!! at Wardrobe Refashion
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No. But I've read so many web sites about it that I feel quite confident about certain things. Not so much about others, but as we aren't striving for 100% historical accuracy, I think it doesn't matter. :-)
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I love your style. It's not exactly my style, but I love looking at it. I knew immediately that it was you, just by the look of the refashioned slippers. And by the look of the photos.
Toggle Commented Dec 11, 2009 on Granny Slipper Refashion! at Wardrobe Refashion
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Yes, I'm curious myself what I'll make from it... I really hope I won't do anything wrong!
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Because I bought a sari. Or, rather, had my sister buy me a sari in exchange for homemade woolen socks (that are yet to be made...) I'd gladly put the Get Out of Jail button here just to be on... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2009 at Wardrobe Refashion
I really don't know whether it works as it claims to work, but Pattern Rescue sounds interesting - you could send your patterns there! http://www.patternrescue.com/ Or, you could make a "catalog" of the patterns you want to get rid of/swap. Surely that could bring in people who are looking for a specific pattern, and perhaps you have it! Speaking of it, do you by any chance happen to have this one, preferably with bust 35? http://www.flickr.com/photos/zipzapkap/3141774547/
Toggle Commented Nov 18, 2009 on Project Ideas... Mccalls 3725 at Wardrobe Refashion
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It's been more than a week since I attended a clothes exchange organised by one of my cousins once removed... It was huge! Piles and piles of clothing brought there by the attendants, and you were free to take whatever... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2009 at Wardrobe Refashion
So do I. :) I'd love to build a whole outfit in that colour combination, although I'm rather limited by my limited number of shoes...
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How do you do that? Just manually searching for posts by me, or is there another, clever, computerised way to do that? Because there are people I'd love to follow, too...
Toggle Commented Nov 9, 2009 on I've been mostly knitting at Wardrobe Refashion
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Once upon a time, I got a nice corduroy thrifted skirt from my mom (who has a habit of occasionally bringing me thrifted clothes that suit me perfectly). I loved it. I wore it all the time, whenever occasion allowed... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2009 at Wardrobe Refashion
Oh, they are gorgeous, the apples! I think I've already encountered them before, but I have no idea as to the variety... That yarn looks awesome. Reminds me a bit of my grandma's stock.
Toggle Commented Oct 24, 2009 on More October Fun at Wardrobe Refashion
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It looks lovely. If you think it's bulky, how about adding darts, like in a simple dress (or, rather, like in a jacket - as it's also outerwear)? You'll have a perfect, cute and fitted apron!
Toggle Commented Oct 24, 2009 on practicality trumps aesthetics at Wardrobe Refashion
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So it's all fourS in English? I didn't know that, I just hazarded it...
Toggle Commented Oct 24, 2009 on I'm knitting on all four at Wardrobe Refashion
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It's actually easy... in a way much easier than knitting on two needles, because you do not have to remember the rows that are knitted in reverse! It's all on the same side. ;-) Only the heel of the socks is knitted in the usual, two-sided way.
Toggle Commented Oct 20, 2009 on I'm knitting on all four at Wardrobe Refashion
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