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20 May

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    May 20, 2011, 08.57 PMby melvis

    Hello I saw your question asking about Burda sewing clubs in Swansea. I don’t know of any sorry as I was looking for one too but I did a dressmaking course through Swansea College a couple of years ago on a Wednesday evening and it was full of like minded sewers of all ages and abiliies. There’s a ‘stitch n bitch’ knitting group that meets in Neil’s Yard in the Uplands if you’re into that. Anyway, hope this is of some help, nice to see another Swansea person on the world wide Burda web site! Melanie

16 April

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    Apr 16, 2010, 02.51 AMby bubbley74

    Hi thanks for the reply yes i agree it really is a big issue.Swansea you wouldn’t recognise it now they change things to make it better only to turn around and realize they have destroyed it for ever.Not sure if you would remember Castle Gardens its in the center of Swansea,well some one with not an ounce of morality decided it would be a good idea to cover it with concrete so now its turned into a skateboard paradise.what a crime against nature and everything beautiful.I do go on ,sorry.

15 April

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    Apr 15, 2010, 02.18 PMby gedwoods

    Hi bubbley74, thanks for your comments on my Featured profile. Although my thinking about garments for people with mobility limitations hasn’t progressed as much as I would have liked yet, my thoughts are there is more to be done than easy access per se, although that is certainly a large issue. I’m thinking, for example, that people who are wheelchair bound have issues of staying warm when sitting for long periods of time (especially outdoors), they are also often corpulent and hence require plus size clothing as well, and some people may have body assymetries that are either highlighted by clothes or use clothes to hide within. People with visual deficits need clothes that have built in clues about color and, sometimes, locations of armholes and so forth – people with certain kinds of neurological deficits also need the latter. There are lots and lots of challenges, and the choice of clothes available is ridiculously sparse!

    And your idea of a contest would be great… however, for most people, we would need some patterns that address the issue. This would seem a very important next step – coming up with some really cool patterns for garments with easy access and other elements, built-in. Then we could get Burda members to go to town on making some…

    P.S. Nice seaside town, Swansea! I spend a couple of nights there as a young traveller, years ago now.

3 February

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    Feb 3, 2010, 12.29 PMby misssylver

    Chin up Bubbley, the most important question is what are YOU going to wear for her wedding?

21 November

16 July

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    Jul 16, 2009, 02.32 AMby anajan

    Hello bubbley74, I am so glad you like my Dots Invasion dress. I will have to disappoint you – I am no expert on grading patterns, hence there will be no plus size pattern for that one. However, I can make a how-to for making your own customized pattern. It really isn’t that difficult. What do you say? The only thing you’ll need is a simple pattern for a dress with horizontal bust darts and vertical waist darts that fits you well. You can use JJ’s bodice slopper pattern as a starting point as well. Ana

20 February

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    Feb 20, 2009, 11.31 PMby thelitterbox101

    Hey there Bubbley74, I did have a pattern for the shirt , it was a Vogue pattern, my aunt has the pattern right now, she saw my shirts and she wanted to make some ….sorry bout that* BUT NO, YOU ARE NOT ALONE, IM A BIG GIRL AS WELL…:GIGGLES: SIZE 24 TO BE EXACT*

14 February

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    Feb 14, 2009, 03.29 PMby lunatepetal

    Thanks for the comment on my room shoes! I used Drothy Balerina slippers as a base, but I didn’t make the instep that deep and I added the button detail to mine. The yellow fabric you see is the lining.

    Looking forward to seeing some of your creations here :)