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11  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: is a dress still a dress if it's made of wood? on: October 26, 2008 01:53:46 AM
That is AWESOME! Excellent work on the whole thing Smiley
12  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Sackboy Little Big Planet on: October 23, 2008 09:13:47 PM
I'm jumping on the LBP bandwagon too! My bf is more excited for me about this than I am .. and he can't wait till i knit a little sackboy.
13  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Sewingpatterns.com...... What Gives? on: October 18, 2008 04:46:03 PM
Has your card been debited yet?

It seems very strange, as when my friend and I ordered from them recently, we received our items in one week and we're in Australia.
14  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: More Baltimore Street KNit! on: October 18, 2008 04:29:43 PM
oooh how fun!! I want to spot something in Perth!
15  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Dressmakers dummy - does size really matter? on: October 17, 2008 05:19:02 PM
Thank you for all your replies!

Re: the DIY dress form. I'm not very keen on doing this as I have heard that these dress forms are better used for fitting , rather than draping. While I'm not a very experienced sewer, I would still like the option of being able to use my dress form for doing these things, and am happy to pay a little bit more for the investment.

RE: ebay, yard sales etc.. Yes I did check these.. I checked these for a month prior to my posting the original post. Where I did find a petite model, the shipping was exorbitant as it was often coming from overseas.

So what did I end up doing?  It turned out the day after I posted, the store had a 20% sale and I was able to put an order in for my dummy for $360 (they only have display models in store). It hasn't arrived yet, but she said one week.

It's a little more than I originally wanted to spend, but the quality of the dressform really is very sturdy, fits my measurements and therefore a better investment (and in light of the original price tag, seemed like a good opportunity).

For me, even using commercial patterns is a hassle because at times the pattern doesn't go down small enough. By using a dressform, I can pin and alter the pattern before/during the sewing process rather than make adjustments at the end and to me, this is much better an option than the frustration of the latter.
16  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Dressmakers dummy - does size really matter? on: October 12, 2008 01:58:24 AM
I'm looking at purchasing a dressmakers dummy, but living here in Perth, my range is fairly limited in terms of what I can get. I've had a very good scout around all of australia (and even international websites), and have found two  I'm considering but I need some help deciding..

Dress form one is a small, costs $250, and at its smallest adjustments, is exactly 1 inch larger than my measurements all round.

Dress form two is a petite, costs $450 and is adjustable to my measurements perfectly.

So, my question is, does the 1 inch matter that much? If I fit my garments tight on the dressform, would it be okay? I'm just trying to justify/unjustify whether spending an extra $200 for one inch is worth it.

17  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: The most expensive fabric EVER. on: October 09, 2008 03:23:07 AM
Fabulous fabrics here in perth is by far the most expensive i've seen around here.. for anyone who wants to see what $200-$500/m fabric looks like..

18  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Knitting a comic book page...very slowly. on: October 09, 2008 03:12:39 AM
Oh my. That is AMAZING  Shocked
19  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Finished: Rosemary's Swing Jacket , from Interweave Winter 2007 on: August 17, 2008 07:35:06 PM
Pattern: Just finished Cathy Carron's "Rosemary Swing Jacket" from Interweave Winter 2007.
Needles: I used US7s and 5.5mm dpns
Yarn: Heirloom Merino Magic yarn in a deep purple/plum type colour.


The pattern was a top down raglan, so very easy to follow and modify. I cast on a few less than required as the smallest size was still too big for me.

Instead of full length sleeves, i went for 3/4:

...and topped off the neckline with a little bow.

20  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: i knit so i can think cool thoughts at 100degrees on: August 13, 2008 09:24:00 PM
I love it! Very professional, and very wearable too Smiley
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