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katexxxxxx

Relaxing in the 1940's...

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19 November, 2013

  • 02:51 PM

    katexxxxxx commented on discussion topic sewing my own designs

    Learn to draft! It really is the only way to go. Get a decent drafting manual, and it will help…

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31 October, 2013

  • 08:16 AM

    katexxxxxx commented on discussion topic Burda US pattern sizes

    Sounds like you need to do a Small Bust Adjustment. In general, patterns are drafted for a B cup…

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25 October, 2013

  • 08:25 AM

    katexxxxxx commented on discussion topic Cabbage-like fabric?

    This video, while really an ad for the thread brand, explains and shows machine couching nicely. …

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24 October, 2013

  • 10:51 PM

    katexxxxxx ’s status has been updated to:
    Have spent the day sewing a polecat to a porcuine.
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  • 10:51 PM

    katexxxxxx ’s status has been updated to:
    Have spent the day sewing a polecat to a porcu[ine.
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23 October, 2013



22 October, 2013

  • 09:18 PM

    katexxxxxx added the project called Silver gorget
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    This is a piece of ‘armour’ for a LARP charatcer. It’s a game based of Roger Zelazny’s ‘Nine Princes in Amber’

    The piece is based on a pattern for a piece of medieval steel tournament armour.

    Read on

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19 October, 2013

  • 10:26 AM

    katexxxxxx commented on discussion topic Cabbage-like fabric?

    I’d use something stiffer, like organza, and couch down some hefty yarns with a machine embroider…

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15 October, 2013

  • 11:45 AM

    katexxxxxx commented on discussion topic fabric sources

    I have to say that while I tend not to put up patterns, it’s sometimes quite difficult for me to …

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  • 11:15 AM

    katexxxxxx added the project called Mock Elizabethan sari gown!
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    This one is for a LARP game set in the court of Elizabeth I. I didn’t want to go to the bother of a ‘pair of bodies’ and all the other Stiff Underpinnings, so it’s based on my Mock Kirtle pattern….

    Read on

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  • 08:31 AM

    katexxxxxx commented on discussion topic Long pleated skirt - Wedding Dress

    Hm… Not sure that IS pleated, you know. Looks like it’s several layers of silk chiffon, cut i…

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  • 12:20 AM

    katexxxxxx commented on discussion topic Looking for dirndl hooks

    Google for Lacing Rings: there are many to be found – the renfair crowd use them to lace bodices….

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10 October, 2013

  • 03:38 PM

    katexxxxxx commented on discussion topic Faux Fur vest

    With my method you trinm the seam allowances RIGHT OFF and whipstitch the lining to the raw edge …

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  • 08:21 AM

    katexxxxxx commented on discussion topic Faux Fur vest

    Trim your faux fur fabric back to the seamline, being careful NOT to trim the hair… Trim the h…

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9 October, 2013



8 October, 2013

  • 08:08 AM

    katexxxxxx ’s status has been updated to:
    Pattern cutting FTW!
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  • 07:28 AM

    katexxxxxx commented on the project The suit!

    Thank you. I Love doing this!

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  • 07:28 AM

    katexxxxxx commented on discussion topic Bell bottoms

    Try googling… There are lots of 70’s patterns on ebay, for example.

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