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katexxxxxx

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

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26 August, 2013



6 August, 2013

  • 12:15 AM

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    katexxxxxx commented on the forum topic Jockstrap fabric.

    Lycre/Spandes/elastane swimsuit fabric, possibly with powernet lining for added support.

  • 12:14 AM

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    katexxxxxx commented on the forum topic interfacing as a way to reinforce a completed dress?

    Sticking something to the inside won’t solve the problem. It could make it much worse. And it will bubble and come off in time. If it’s rayon, in short order! Your best bet is to hand wash it, …

  • 12:03 AM

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    katexxxxxx commented on the forum topic Singer Portable Electric Sewing Machine 221-1

    None whatsoever, without seeing it. Try contacting one of the Singer Featherweight special interest groups, and see if they can point you to someone qualified to assess the machine for wear and va…



5 August, 2013

  • 11:57 PM

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    katexxxxxx commented on the forum topic Lining fabric

    All fabrics usually wear better if cut on the grain down the fabric, as the warp threads are stronger. However, with a light weight lining like habotai, the weave is very even and it will, in use,…

  • 11:51 PM

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    katexxxxxx commented on the forum topic What do you do with surplus fabric?

    Ebay. Your more vintage pieces will be of interest to the Live Action Role Play and reenactment audiences. Anything large enough for a whole garment is always good.



15 July, 2013



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10 July, 2013

  • 11:52 AM

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    katexxxxxx commented on the forum topic tailors chalk substitute

    No, you’ll possibly stain or damage the fabric. Use a soft lead (graphite) pencil. Press lightly. Works well on light coloured fabric.



6 July, 2013

  • 05:26 PM

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    katexxxxxx commented on the forum topic were to find paterns

    Google for what you are looking for. None of the big pattern companies will have them.

  • 05:25 PM

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    katexxxxxx commented on the forum topic finishing lined garments

    2-thread overlock finished on loose lined skirts, up to the hipline only so it doesn’t show through to the outside, unless the fabric frays a lot.



28 June, 2013

  • 09:18 AM

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    katexxxxxx commented on the forum topic Tips on Teaching Sewing Lessons?

    One of the things that is never advised in the manuals or lesson plans you see is this: check the classroom out thoroughly, a week or so before you start teaching if possible.

    One school I taught …



27 June, 2013



25 June, 2013

  • 08:05 PM

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    katexxxxxx commented on the forum topic Trouble with lining on the sonja dress.

    Leave the side seams unstitched, but stitch the shoulder seams on both lining and shell fabric. Place lining and shell right sides together. Sew up the back opening and round the neck, and back …



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10 May, 2013

  • 11:00 PM

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    katexxxxxx commented on the forum topic Pattern Paper

    I avoid newspaper as the print canb rub off on fabric and it tears easily. Look for a supplier of pattern paper to fashion students and the industry. I buy my ‘dot & cross’ from Morplan here in t…

  • 10:55 PM

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    katexxxxxx commented on the forum topic My 60's Sewing Machine Died, Help! :(

    I use an older 1005 regularly. I have had a 1008 here for extensive review. It too is a great machine. Has a useful menu of stitches and is a workhorse rather than a pretty machine.

    If you want…

  • 10:36 AM

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    katexxxxxx commented on the forum topic My 60's Sewing Machine Died, Help! :(

    Bernina 1008.

    Also look at Juki.