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katexxxxxx

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

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25 January, 2013

  • 09:35 AM

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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 …



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16 January, 2013

  • 08:55 AM

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    katexxxxxx commented on the forum topic Sewing machine - BERNETTE AND JANOME

    The only problem I’ve had with an Elna is a blown capacitor on the electronic control board that my husband re-engineered: the machine is about 40 years old! The other two Elnas are still going st…

  • 01:23 AM

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    katexxxxxx commented on the forum topic Sewing machine - BERNETTE AND JANOME

    Personally I wouldn’t go for either. At the price they are, if that is your budget, I’d be looking for something pre-loved in an Elna or Toyota. Or an older pre-loved Bernina or Husqvarna, or Pfa…



14 January, 2013

  • 10:26 AM

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    katexxxxxx commented on the forum topic Doing piece work not making a dress.

    At $5 per piece, you need to be able to complete 4 in an hour to make your standard hourly rate. There will be economies of scale in that you won’t be cutting one and completing it and then starti…

  • 10:20 AM

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    katexxxxxx commented on the forum topic What does "square out" mean? Trying to adjust pattern

    You need a set square and you need to draw a line at right angles from the waist point on the center front line to line FGH. Where the new line meets FGH is point I.



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12 January, 2013

  • 12:59 AM

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    katexxxxxx commented on the forum topic Plastic Boning? Curl towards or away from body?

    Is it Rigeline (Hoc! Ptui! ;) ), baleen replacement therapy, nylon, trifold? And how much and where does the boning go in the dress?

    We use several different types of boning, and depending how …



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7 January, 2013

  • 07:06 PM

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    katexxxxxx commented on the forum topic Triple Tiered Tail Skirt pattern

    It would be easier to draft it from scratch.

  • 08:55 AM

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    katexxxxxx commented on the forum topic machine sewing sequins

    If the sequins are sewn on, remove them from the seam allowances before stitching the pieces together. If they are bonded on, just suffer! ;) Fabric from hell… Known for this, I’m afraid.

  • 08:52 AM

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    katexxxxxx commented on the forum topic emerald green mish mash dream

    I get the same initially. Have you tried ‘View All’? I then get 1-30 of 75, and the rest are on the following two pages.



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