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drumml

is sewing for daughter but really wants to be sewing for ME!...

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24 September, 2011

  • 06:04 AM

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    drumml commented on the project Bluebelle dress

    Oooh, just realised you are also in Wellington!

  • 06:03 AM

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    drumml commented on the project Bluebelle dress

    nice work! Love the colour and the sleeves, and the length and … its all good. and my daughter says it looks good with the belt.



1 April, 2010



27 March, 2010

  • 08:56 AM

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    drumml commented on the forum topic need a confidence boost

    yep, ironing as you go is key.
    The Home Ec. class mantra – right sides together, raw edges even, pin, tack, sew, press… (I admit to flagging the tack part!)



23 March, 2010

  • 09:57 AM

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    drumml commented on the project Western Pleasure Jacket

    cor that is amazing! I have had a request for a ‘gram parsons’ suit which is way out of my league. I’ll show this to him to give an idea of what might be involved! tx



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23 February, 2010



21 February, 2010

  • 07:39 AM

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    drumml commented on the forum topic Swimsuit - lycra - adding elastic?

    Victory – just found some swimwear elastic at Spotlight (eek), which looks exactly the same as ‘braided’ elastic. Bought 6 metres so that should see me through a few years! Hopefully it is tough …



20 February, 2010

  • 11:59 PM

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    drumml commented on the project Burda Tunic Top

    So how did you find using the Burda mag pattern? I am a bit daunted by the tracing, finding the right pieces, very brief make up instructions….

  • 11:51 PM

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    drumml commented on the project Sweater refashion

    Hey – I just did a similar thing with old red sweater – I had some matching facric and made a band down the front. Very clever! LOve the flowers. L

  • 11:47 PM

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    drumml commented on the forum topic Swimsuit - lycra - adding elastic?

    Thanks for advice – I’ll have an experiment and post results. L



18 February, 2010



17 February, 2010

  • 12:17 AM

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    drumml commented on the forum topic Swimsuit - lycra - adding elastic?

    Swimsuit tensioning tape? Braided elastic?
    I’m going to need a tutorial on ddifferent types of elastic – it doesn’t help with the haberdashers round here usually have no idea! and struggle with …



14 February, 2010

  • 12:10 AM

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    drumml commented on the forum topic Swimsuit - lycra - adding elastic?

    Thanks for reply. Do you mean 3 step zig zag or straight ?
    The leotard pattern calls for a casing in the legs and just turning over the neck and arms which doesn’t really work for swimsuit. …

  • 12:07 AM

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    drumml commented on the project Swimsuit Lycra Leopard print

    Thanks. It actually looks ok when its on – and she hasn’t taken it off all morning so it’s a winner as far as girl is concerned. L



13 February, 2010

  • 09:40 AM

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    drumml added the project Swimsuit Lycra Leopard print
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    I posted this in Discussion area but looks like I can’t upload images there?

    Can anyone help with advice on adding elastic to lycra swimsuit? I’ve just finished a pair of wee swimmers for my 6yr…

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3 January, 2010



31 December, 2009

  • 11:21 PM

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    drumml added the project Retro vintage summer top - gathered collar
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    Summer top – adapted fron old Butterick dress pattern 4127. Probably would make slightly shorter, and put a tuck in the sleeve hem if made again. Needed to widen hip a bit – those 60’s women were…

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