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emilybib

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2 August, 2011

  • 03:28 AM

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    emilybib commented on the forum topic Not exactly sewing advice, but...

    Don’t feel stupid! I’m no model, but my garments are made to fit me, and I want to show them off! That said, I have contemplated borrowing a dressmaker’s model lately, because I’m so darn pregnant …

  • 03:20 AM

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    emilybib commented on the forum topic Sewing Machine Advice

    I came very close to getting a Pfaff. I liked the feel of them, too, but there’s more support and servicing around where I live for the Berninas. My model is mostly metal parts – I know what you me…

  • 03:18 AM

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    emilybib commented on the forum topic Sewing Machine Advice

    A 380. Wowee! It’s fabulous. It comes with a 10 year warranty, and it’s got that lovely heavy feel to it that comes with metal parts and a really solid construction. As well as that, it does some f…

  • 02:58 AM

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    emilybib commented on the forum topic Which shops in Vic, Australia, sell sewing machines?

    It depends on what you’re after. If you want something basic to begin with, Spotlight can probably help you out, as can Lincraft (Lincraft also has a website that offers free delivery and some good…



1 August, 2011

  • 12:17 AM

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    emilybib commented on the article Pre-Shrinking Interfacing -- Do You or Don't You?

    Oh wow – thank you! I’ve had some very inconsistent results with interfacing, and I always thought it was something I was doing wrong (iron too hot, iron too dry, bodgy cutting, gremlins). My aunt …



30 July, 2011

  • 11:05 AM

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    emilybib commented on the forum topic Opinions / Advice

    I joined this community precisely because I won’t be kicked out if the things I produce aren’t perfect! We all sew for fun and for the love of creating, don’t we? Why would we sledge each other? I’…

  • 10:48 AM

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    emilybib commented on the forum topic Sewing Machine Advice

    Thanks again. BTW, I’m going to donate my two old machines to a charity that refurbishes sewing machines for refugee women in Melbourne, then teaches them to use them to start their own sewing and …

  • 10:46 AM

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    emilybib commented on the forum topic Sewing Machine Advice

    Thanks for your advice – I went with a Bernina in the end, and I’m so pleased I’ve forked out the extra for it! It’s truly fabulous – I’m just so used to having to ‘drive’ my sewing machines that i…



25 July, 2011

  • 12:36 AM

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    emilybib commented on the article Do Your Clothes Fit You?

    Hear hear! As the step-mum of teenage girls, I often find myself jumping in to offer hints about the off-the-rack clothes they pick, and they almost always go for size over shape or style or fit! I…

  • 12:11 AM

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    emilybib commented on the forum topic Sometimes I hate my bloody sewing machine...

    Haha! About three years ago, I was home alone on a dark, wintery night, in the funnny little mudbrick house that we lived in at the time that had only a roaring log fire for heat (scene= fairytale …



24 July, 2011

  • 11:56 PM

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    emilybib commented on the forum topic Sewing Machine Advice

    I seriously thought about doing that for a while, but it also weighs about 35kg (not kidding – my poor Horn sewing cabinet would snap) and makes the most horrible buttonholes you’ve ever seen.



23 July, 2011

  • 07:33 AM

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    emilybib commented on the project Australian Flag Dress

    Ha! Yes, it is! Good pick-up. I’ve used this pattern so many times it’s falling apart – I keep all the pieces filed with the muslins I’ve made from it. It’s a very useful, basic princess-seam bodic…



17 July, 2011



12 July, 2011

  • 11:45 PM

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    emilybib commented on the article Toile, Anyone?

    I’ve had the same dilemma (matching garment fabric weight to the muslin) and I found the solution in using old curtains (not the bonded fabric) to make heavier muslins for tailored or suiting piece…

  • 11:37 PM

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    emilybib commented on the article Toile, Anyone?

    A few years ago, I picked up a Reader’s Digest home sewing book at an Op Shop (thrift store) for $1. Inside were a very clear set of instructions and black-and-white photos for making a toile, and …



18 March, 2011

  • 08:38 PM

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    emilybib commented on the project Pendleton Cape

    Where, oh where can I get fabrics like this in Australia, preferably by mail order? I live in country Victoria, and my biggest problem is sourcing fabrics, particularly wool/winter/suiting weight f…



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19 September, 2010

  • 12:31 PM

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    emilybib commented on the project Social Darling Frock

    May I ask you how you’ve finished the edges of the scallops? Are they just raw? I can’t quite tell from the pictures. Gorgeous, by the way!