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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Best charity shop bargains? on: July 06, 2008 02:18:50 PM
Oh you lucky people!  Shocked I live in a very affluant area (yeah, they're all rich except me!) so the charity shops are full of great stuff but with an "appropriate" price tag !!!  Roll Eyes I'll keep looking Smiley
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: 1940s/50s Patterns? on: July 06, 2008 02:15:44 PM
I know exactly what you mean! I can easily spend hours wistfully searching out patterns from the 30s and 40s but they're all so tiny - it really makes you realise how different things are today. I haven't been bold enough to buy any patterns yet because I'm still so new to this whole sewing lark (Smiley) but one day I will. I've seen bigger, more "modern" sizes on ebay so that may be worth a try?
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Vintage Wallpaper Monokini! on: July 06, 2008 01:42:09 PM
Wow, that's wonderful! If only I had the figure, I'd love to wear something like that! It looks really original Smiley
4  CLOTHING / Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Completed Projects / Re: TUTORIAL for vertical patchwork hippie dress -- any size - no pattern on: June 25, 2008 12:18:39 AM
I love it!!! Your prints worked so well together, they're gorgeous! Your tutorial looks quite easy to follow too (even for someone like me) so I'll be giving this a go soon Cheesy
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Help me beautify this! on: June 24, 2008 11:50:10 PM
What about add a patchwork border around the hem with some different fabrics? Or a big bold applique somewhere? Otherwise, like people have said earlier, lace, sparkly bits, beads, etc. would all work really well Smiley
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Daft Q about basic skirt sewing on: June 19, 2008 01:48:29 PM
Thanks - looks like hubby will get a crash course in pinning when I reach that stage then LOL  Shocked
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Daft Q about basic skirt sewing on: June 19, 2008 12:27:12 PM
Fantastic - thanks! Those are just the replies I needed to get me spurred on. I'm hoping to sew a basic pannelled skirt with a simple patchwork border at the bottom. I hope that doesn't sound too ambitious! I've got all the fabric I need to have a try at it so will post some pics if it works out!

Once again many, many thanks for your help - it makes all the difference with beginners like me Smiley
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Daft Q about basic skirt sewing on: June 16, 2008 12:05:09 PM
Hi everyone, I'm (very!) new here and stumbled across this forum when I was googling basic skirt patterns. I'm new to sewing clothes and I've only made a gathered skirt for my daughter so far.

I want to make a very basic ankle-length skirt for me next, either a simply gathered one or one with five panels or so. My (very daft I suspect) auestion is about curving the fabric. Do I need to cut the fabric at the waist and lower hem in a staight line or a curve? I've thought about this for hours and still can't work it out! It sounds a bit dense I know  Huh If it needs to be in a curve, what sort of angles are we talking? I feel lost already!  Shocked

All help is VERY appreciated - thanks in advance Smiley
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