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1  CLOTHING / Designer Clothing Homage / Re: The Roland Mouret "Galaxy" Dress?? NOW W/A LINK TO PICTURE!! on: November 21, 2006 07:07:13 AM
I wish Prima had more patterns; is more of a more glossy Woman's Own, really.  Not bad though, if you like the domestic goddess approach.  My pattern for the dress came in the post this morning (you have to send off for it), it took less than a week to arrive.  My housemates and I agreed that we preferred the long-sleeved version.
2  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: tips for sewing tshirt material? on: May 31, 2006 04:26:46 PM
Rostichery is that like cornstarch as in cornflour?

Corn starch is a thickening agent you might keep on hand for making pies, for example, when you need to thicken up the fruit mixture so it doesn't get so runny that the pie crust is a soggy mess. I think the same principle is being applied for fabric--the softness of the jersey is being kept in check by the starch.

Just make sure that what you are using isn't corn meal, which looks like flour and is used for making cornbread and such.

Yup that sounds like what we UK-ers call cornflour...cool thanks!
3  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: tips for sewing tshirt material? on: May 31, 2006 02:20:48 PM
Rostichery is that like cornstarch as in cornflour?

4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Wedding season...what does a girl wear? on: May 31, 2006 02:12:04 PM
So...that time of the year has swung round again, the part of the year when it seems that many weekends are filled up with wedding-related activities.

My question is...does anyone have any sewing project ideas for something I can wear as a guest that is simple and elegant that attracts minimal attention but does not shout "look at me...LOOK at me!"?

Pattern suggestions, ideas, anything would be welcome!
5  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Mr. Jojo Munkles - My Sock Monkey (Updated: New Photos) on: March 23, 2006 03:23:34 PM
I searched for Jojo (can I call him that? Or would he prefer Mr. Munkles?) after seeing him earlier today modelling with your fabulous blanket.

He is fabulous, and wonderfully cheeky.

How did you get the lovely shape on the ears?
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: too cute vintage inspired dress on: March 15, 2006 07:06:43 AM
Great fabric; that is one amazing dress!
7  CLOTHING / Sewing Pattern Reviews / Re: hotpatterns (Xposted) on: December 14, 2005 06:23:14 AM
I have recently placed my first order with Hot Patterns, and this thread caught my eye...

I have to say with regards to the designs, I am extremely impressed!  I love the designs and the site; they provide a fantastic alternative to the larger pattern companies whose efforts really don't capture the look I want.  I am looking to make clothes that make me look as if I have stepped from the pages of a glossy magazine.  Perhaps I'm being a little naive, seeing I don't have exceptional drafting skills and I am what some might class as an advanced beginner.  Hopefully, Hot Patterns will allow me to do this.

Secondly, pricewise, these patterns are slightly more expensive than those from the larger companies.  However, this will be reflected in the quality, the more personalised nature of the service and the size of the operation.  I have been really impressed so far with the honesty and professionalism of Hot Patterns and hope this continues, even as the enterprise gets bigger.  To be honest, there isn't much difference between the price of these patterns and the price of Vogue patterns in the UK, plus you are getting designs that are more unique, especially as they are being reproduced on a smaller scale.

I'm really looking forward to receiving my patterns and making them up, as I am confident that they will give me the results I'm looking for. Go Hot Patterns!
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: 2 x How-Tos on: December 14, 2005 05:30:14 AM
Great tutes...as well as being amusing...

"Even if this type of bra makes your breast low, no concern of mine."

9  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Re: Penpals Take Two on: October 31, 2005 04:42:04 AM
I need to apologise to my pen pals - I really have been snowed under with work, but I will write again very soon... promise!

10  CLOTHING / Sewing Pattern Reviews / Please help! Butterick B6630 on: October 27, 2005 05:32:57 AM

Hi everyone!

Can anybody give me some info on Butterick B6630, a Regency-style dress (http://store.sewingtoday.com/cgi-bin/butterick/shop.cgi?s.item.B6630=x&TI='b6630'&page=1)?  How did you find it? Were there any huge difficulties or problems in using the pattern?  Was it fairly straightforward?

I will be so grateful for any help given!


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