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1  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions / Re: adapting simple pattern sizes?? Help. on: May 08, 2012 02:03:18 PM
Thank you so much for that. Your information is amazing Cheesy Cheesy !!!

I now have a huge smile on my face. Thank you again Cheesy

Is there somewhere I can read up on this kind of thing or is there a book you can recommend? I'm sure sneaking up on kids in a supermarket with a tape measure could be frowned up by society Tongue
2  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions / Re: Inexperience + slippery fabric = EEEK! on: May 06, 2012 01:39:46 PM
My granny always said hairspray was good for slippery fabric. I haven't tried it myself but it may be worth a go. Should just wash out leaving no residue.
3  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions / adapting simple pattern sizes?? Help. on: May 06, 2012 01:37:11 PM
I have a very simple pattern for a shift / A-line toddler dress that I just completed but I've been asked to make matching ones for a baby of 6 months and another for her 6 year old sister by a friend.

My pattern is very size specific (for a 4 yr old) and I was wondering how I would adapt the same pattern to the necessary new sizes. I cannot measure the girls as they live in the US (I'm UK). Their mum says they're "standard" sizes for their age but if I'm honest that means not a lot to me.

How do I ensure chest, neck, length and arm holes are "standard" sizes for 6 months and 6 years?  Any advice would be appreciated or links to generic girls sizes/measurements. I've not had much luck looking for myself (altho the last homeland is on currently so Im not concentrating as I should)

Thank you in advance.
4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / help a beginner re suppliers etc on: March 10, 2012 06:30:01 AM
Hi - pleased to meet you all Smiley

I'm new to jewellery but not craftster. I was looking for some advice regarding suppliers. I've trawled the net looking at various eBay shops, beads shops, metalcraft shops etc but I have no idea of quality or sizes (when discussing 0.2mm I'm a bit agog!)

I'm Based in West of Scotland, so if anyone knows of any local walk in places, I'd love to hear of them but alternatively any online stores that are reliable and have good quality goods too.

If anyone has any hints and tips on getting started, good sites, books, youtube videos on the basics, I'd be grateful. Mostly construction at the moment until I win the lottery and can buy the metalworking kits I need to build from scratch.

Also if anyone knows of the essential must haves, please let me know.

Thanks  Grin
5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Re: Sheet Music Bag - help needed on: January 04, 2009 03:42:35 PM
thanks for the info

is choral music so i dont know if that differs

i kinda had a similar idea as the links lulu9527 posted but wasnt sure where to begin.

I shall get onto this soon and hopefully post pics when its done.
6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Sheet Music Bag - help needed on: December 19, 2008 12:42:03 PM
Im looking to make a sheet music bag/portfolio case but having never seen one im not sure what the requirements are.

I'd like it to be something that I can open up like a ringbinder but that also has a compartment for non-hole punched music. A bit like a laptop bag shape

I also dont know if A4 is the size of most sheet music so would that be a suitable size to base the ringbinder on?

I had been thinking of incorporating a ringbinder in the bag by covering it in the material of the bag and adding a compartment and some straps... this should be easy enough to do but knowing nothing about music or singing i dont know if this would suffice.

any info and advice would be appreciated.
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: What am I doing wrong when it comes to skirts... on: April 09, 2007 09:56:54 AM
i have no useful comments on the skirt making cos im crap with measurements etc but I did want to say that your hip/waist ratio is hourglass and not odd in the slightest.

Enjoy having the shape women aspire to!!!!
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: pencil dress - help required - newbie questions. on: April 09, 2007 09:44:47 AM
thank you!!!!

those links were really useful!!!

i shall try making something this week :s
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / pencil dress - help required - newbie questions. on: April 04, 2007 09:35:23 AM
I would like to make a fitted pencil dress with halter neck.

Ive made pencil skirts before but never a dress.

The dress design is a really rather basic tube, thing is im not sure if its as simple to make as it seems.

Is it similar to the skirt where you just take all the necessary measurements (tho this time bust, waist, hips and lengths) and sew or is there more to it?

How do you ensure the thing doesnt fall down? (obviously the halter neck would do that to some degree but if it were strapless how would this work?)

if I didnt want to include a zip, what kinds of materials would work well to ensure it kept its shape but also went on smoothly?

finally - (and this is where the idiot in me comes out shining) What does cutting material on the bias mean?

10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: help making dress - how to do boob area on: March 20, 2007 12:58:16 PM

i managed to find a picture tho...

if this helps any.

Ive tried simplicty and vogue but they dont have anything like this.
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