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katexxxxxx

BACK! Sort of... Slaving down the frock mines!

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23 October, 2013



22 October, 2013

  • 09:18 PM

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    katexxxxxx added the project 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



19 October, 2013

  • 10:26 AM

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    katexxxxxx commented on the forum topic Cabbage-like fabric?

    I’d use something stiffer, like organza, and couch down some hefty yarns with a machine embroidery thread.



17 October, 2013



16 October, 2013



15 October, 2013

  • 11:45 AM

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    katexxxxxx commented on the forum topic fabric sources

    I have to say that while I tend not to put up patterns, it’s sometimes quite difficult for me to answer questions about the fabrics we use… Sometimes:

    The fabric has been in the stash so long I…

  • 11:15 AM

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    katexxxxxx added the project 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

  • 08:31 AM

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    katexxxxxx commented on the forum topic Long pleated skirt - Wedding Dress

    Hm… Not sure that IS pleated, you know. Looks like it’s several layers of silk chiffon, cut in circles, and gathered onto the waist. It might be done with soft thumb-pleats under the lace… …

  • 12:20 AM

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    katexxxxxx commented on the forum topic Looking for dirndl hooks

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



13 October, 2013



11 October, 2013



10 October, 2013

  • 03:38 PM

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    katexxxxxx commented on the forum topic Faux Fur vest

    With my method you trinm the seam allowances RIGHT OFF and whipstitch the lining to the raw edge of the faux fur, treating it as you would real fur. It’s much easier than trying to trim the fur on…

  • 08:21 AM

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    katexxxxxx commented on the forum topic Faux Fur vest

    Trim your faux fur fabric back to the seamline, being careful NOT to trim the hair… Trim the hem right off.

    Place the lining inside the faux fur outer, matching seams. Your lining will stick o…



9 October, 2013

  • 11:03 AM

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    katexxxxxx commented on the forum topic Vilene bias tape/stay tape advice needed

    Where it calls for interfacing, remember to use a stretch one.

    Use EITHER bias tape OR STAY TAPE, not both! The bias will provide stability without interfering too much with the stretch of the fa…

  • 08:26 AM

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    katexxxxxx commented on the forum topic Lost the sewing instruction to Pattern

    Which patterns? If they are patterns downloaded from here, just download them again if you haven’t cached them somewhere. If they are printed patterns, contact the pattern company.



8 October, 2013

  • 07:28 AM

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    katexxxxxx commented on the project The suit!

    Thank you. I Love doing this!

  • 07:28 AM

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    katexxxxxx commented on the forum topic Bell bottoms

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



7 October, 2013

  • 07:27 PM

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    katexxxxxx commented on the forum topic Burda 7556 -Trouble Understanding

    Sew the Bias tape to the armscye seamline.

    Trim the seam allowances to 3/8".

    Turn the bias tape to the inside along the seam line: press. Stitch to the lining/inside of the bodice so that ti doe…



5 October, 2013



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1 October, 2013

  • 07:16 PM

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    katexxxxxx commented on the project The suit!

    Thanks. It’s long been a good colour for me… I first made the skirt pattern up in 1978, and it’s been made a couple of times since. This is the jacket pattern’s second outing. While I usually…

  • 11:01 AM

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    katexxxxxx commented on the project The suit!

    Thanks. :) I like this pattern so much I have made it twice! The other is black wool…



30 September, 2013