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katexxxxxx

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18 February, 2013

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    katexxxxxx commented on the forum topic Blue-tack in a sewing machine?

    No. The heat of the lamp and the actual sewing will soften it and it will gum up the machine. Take it in for servicing and repair.



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7 February, 2013

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    katexxxxxx commented on the forum topic Burda Pattern 7233

    On the CF panel: reinforce the corner with small stitches along the seam line for about 3cm each side of the corner. Pivot at the corner… CLIP diagonally into the corner.

    Pin the side section …



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31 January, 2013

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    katexxxxxx commented on the forum topic Walking foot

    The walking foot gives you feed teeth on top of the fabric to complement those on the bottom, and helps to keep all the layers lined up as they go through the machine. A Teflon foot will be the sa…



29 January, 2013

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    katexxxxxx commented on the forum topic Making a Formal Dress

    How experienced a dressmaker are you? That one will require some serious high-level skills to accomplish. What they are asking for the gown is a seriously advantageous price. The only way to sel…

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

    Yes, when i can fiddle with it, I’ll stick it on Drpbox and post the file here for you all.

    Yes, there will be pix! You can get a peek in the door on our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/Jo…



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26 January, 2013

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    katexxxxxx commented on the forum topic Sewing with Crinkle Gauze

    With any crinkle fabric you are better using a loose lining than trying to unlerline it. Make up the dress and the lining. Each time you press a bit of the dress, hang it up and puff steam at it …



25 January, 2013

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    katexxxxxx commented on the forum topic Dress Bodice Questions - Quick one

    Remember that you don’t just need it WIDER. You need to keep the proportions correct, which is why you add length to some bits. And you don’t always need to make armscye’s larger, which adding at…

  • 09:29 AM

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    katexxxxxx commented on the forum topic Have I gone overboard?

    As someone who has sewn with similar passion since I was old enough to pick up the scissors (hm… First item finished some 52 years ago now! ;) ) I have to say I am really sorry you are getting …