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katexxxxxx

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

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10 May, 2013

  • 07:37 AM

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    katexxxxxx commented on the forum topic New to sewing with patterns- Need help!

    It usually means that you cut two pieces that shape. What you do is fold the fabric and cut it once out of the double layer. Cut four will mean you do this twice. Look at your pattern layout dia…



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22 April, 2013

  • 05:33 PM

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    katexxxxxx commented on the forum topic Underbust Stay - does it exist?

    You’ll need to do both. And probably let it OUT a smidge over the bust… What have you made the foundation layer out of?

  • 01:04 AM

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    katexxxxxx commented on the project Tailcoat

    Thank you. Great fun for us to do. :)



8 April, 2013

  • 11:33 AM

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    katexxxxxx commented on the forum topic How easy/hard is a bustier dress to make?

    Not too difficult if you are no too busty. Anyone larger than a D cup is going to have fitting issues. They won’t be insurmountable, but extra care will be needed, and probably better boning!



7 April, 2013

  • 07:36 PM

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    katexxxxxx commented on the forum topic overlocker

    It does geta leeeetle hectic at times – like when sewing nearly 40 historic garments in two and a half months, with Christmas and New year in the middle!



4 April, 2013

  • 10:47 PM

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    katexxxxxx commented on the forum topic overlocker

    Yes, Juki make the Bernina. I couldn’t get a Juki overlocker in my area when I bought the Bernina. My Bernina sewing machine is a 1005 – the last to be built in Switzerland, and my Husqvarna Lily…



3 April, 2013

  • 09:52 PM

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    katexxxxxx commented on the forum topic Supporting the neckline on a heavy bodice?

    I’d interline the whole of the top with silk organza, using two layers for the WHOLE PANEL that the heavy motif is on. Fusible interfacing, especially the non-woven nasty they sell in the high str…

  • 09:42 PM

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    katexxxxxx commented on the forum topic overlocker

    I wore out a Huskylock 910 in about 5 years…

    I now run a Brother 1034D, which is a 3/4 thread machine, and a Bernina 1150MDA. The brother is a good basic machine, easy to use, easy to thread,…



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19 March, 2013

  • 12:22 AM

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    katexxxxxx commented on the project LARP Coat

    I’m 5’4", and it’s about mid calf. It is quite light, but being wool, quite toasty.



17 March, 2013

  • 04:25 PM

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    katexxxxxx commented on the forum topic Confused with pattern hemline

    Nor without seeing it and the bit it goes on to… Can you post pix?

  • 04:24 PM

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    katexxxxxx commented on the forum topic HELP! what kinda machine is this?!?!

    Post some pix and we may be abel to tell you more.

  • 02:39 PM

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    katexxxxxx commented on the project Nesta's Gown

    It isn’t – exactly! Based on a 14th C cote hardie, but for low-level fantasy LARP, so in no way supposed to be accurate for any specific period. Middle England, middle classes, middle ages is abo…

  • 02:28 PM

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    katexxxxxx added the project Nesta's Gown
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    This is an outfit consisting of an under gown and over gown, based on a medieval cote hardie. The skirt is gently flared and hemmed to allow freedom of movement and elegance in the field without t…

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  • 02:05 PM

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    katexxxxxx added the project LARP Coat
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    A coat designed to keep you warm in the field, when a cloak would be too bulky to manage!

    While originally designed for Live Action Role Play, this coat looks equally at home on the high street …

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  • 01:48 PM

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    katexxxxxx commented on the forum topic Sewing Vivienne Westwood

    There won’t be one. It really is a matter of experimenting to get that look…



15 March, 2013

  • 01:22 AM

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    katexxxxxx commented on the forum topic waistcoat woes

    Make a toile to test the fit. Make it out of any old fabric!



8 March, 2013

  • 12:50 AM

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    katexxxxxx commented on the forum topic How to Finish Tulle Edge?

    I think that’s far to coarse a net for a rolled edge. If you don’t want just a cut edge, experiment with a satin bias binding. A solid bound edge often looks good on net, but it’ll depend what ef…

  • 12:46 AM

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    katexxxxxx commented on the forum topic tulle skirt pattern help

    I’d say it’s a gathered circle! A few layers of the tulle cut in a circle with the waist edge larger than the waistband and gathered onto it.

    You don’t put the zip in the tulle, only in the under…

  • 12:39 AM

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    katexxxxxx commented on the forum topic waistcoat woes

    Can you post some pix up somewhere to show us a front view, back view, each side, and a close-up of the problem areas? It’s very difficult to advise without seeing. You may need to add to the bac…



24 February, 2013

  • 10:58 PM

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    katexxxxxx commented on the project Slashed Doublet suit

    He’s a great customer.

  • 10:57 PM

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    katexxxxxx commented on the project Silver 17th C gown

    Thank you. It was actually very comfortable.

  • 01:27 AM

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    katexxxxxx added the project Slashed Doublet suit
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    A Jolly Dicey joint project, comprising of a17th C slashed doublet, with 123 pieces of fabric in it! Not counting the bits for the piping… I drafted the pattern and made the lace collar and cuf…

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  • 01:00 AM

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    katexxxxxx added the project Silver 17th C gown
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    A gown based on a portrait of Henrietta Maria of France, wife of Charles I, painted in 1633. Silk taffeta and silver lace, with collar and cuffs of cotton muslin and lace. Worn over period correc…

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22 February, 2013

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    katexxxxxx commented on the forum topic 1912 Evening Dress

    Download the image from the site, import it into whatever picture viewing program you use, and zoom in. The resolution isn’t too good, but you might be able to make things out by sharpening the im…



20 February, 2013



19 February, 2013

  • 10:44 AM

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    katexxxxxx commented on the forum topic English Dart

    Not a term I have heard. Do you have a picture?

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