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Lindsay Whitehead

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24 October, 2012

  • 11:57 AM

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    Lindsay Whitehead commented on the forum topic New sewing machine not sewing well

    Hi

    That is really frustrating when that happens. It is most likely a problem with how the bobbin is threaded.

    Make sure the bobbin is put in the case the correct way. make sure it is put into th…



22 September, 2012

  • 11:36 PM

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    Lindsay Whitehead commented on the project Fake Suspenders Dress

    I love the dress and straps. Perhaps you could get some buckle/fasteners to make the suspender look complete. Even if they are permanent like you have made them. I reckon it would make the end more…

  • 11:31 PM

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    Lindsay Whitehead commented on the project Tessuti Spots

    Beautiful. Do you have a hat?

  • 11:00 PM

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    Lindsay Whitehead added the project Natural Fiber Awards
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    I made this dress for the Natural fiber Fashion awards at the Henty Machinery Field days this year. I made the pattern of which I’m pretty happy with but I would have liked to have had time for a p…

    Read on



8 September, 2012

  • 09:57 AM

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    Lindsay Whitehead commented on the forum topic Easy way to add seam allowances?

    lol, yes, costumes. My fair lady for a cast of 64 in 2 months. Fun but I was walking like a arthritic granny by opening night. No time for marking except notches on complex patterns. I’ll have to r…

  • 09:49 AM

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    Lindsay Whitehead commented on the forum topic Amazon - getting sewing books

    Thanks. It’s a real pity. There are so many great books that are second hand, these are the ones they don’t ship. I’ll try ebay though.



5 September, 2012

  • 10:42 AM

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    Lindsay Whitehead commented on the forum topic Easy way to add seam allowances?

    Thanks. I’ve started doing most of my hand sewing in silk thread, it sews so easily. But it’s expensive so I only have black and white so far.

    I understand the concept of matching seam lines, I’m…



4 September, 2012



2 September, 2012



28 August, 2012

  • 10:59 PM

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    Lindsay Whitehead commented on the forum topic size 4 dart intake (patternmaking)

    What is wrong with the dart? Is is the position or the size or intake. Though I haven’t used that particular draft before I usually find I have to fit the finished product on the person/form (thoug…

  • 11:17 AM

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    Lindsay Whitehead commented on the forum topic How to make a closure in chiffon fabric

    Yes. Even if that is not how the pictured dress is finished it would look really delicate and beautiful. If it were mine I’d make covered buttons and rouleau.

    But why is she at the races with no …

  • 10:10 AM

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    Lindsay Whitehead commented on the forum topic Pressing stubborn wool

    Yes, great job Kate.

    Steam Steam Steam is your friend. Especially with wool. I do millinery with thick dense wool felts, you can get them to do nearly anything with enough steam and stretching. …

  • 09:06 AM

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    Lindsay Whitehead commented on the forum topic Choosing the correct interfacing.

    As a general rule match the weight of the interfacing with the weight of the fabric is good. Of course that depends what you are doing. Also I have been told if you want more support than a similar…

  • 08:09 AM

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    Lindsay Whitehead commented on the forum topic Coverstitch issues!! Grrr

    Hey,

    I can’t help you with your problem, other than to say are you sure you threaded in the right order? I’m sure you’ve tried re-threading it but just though I’d check. I know on overlockers, whe…



27 August, 2012



25 August, 2012

  • 07:41 AM

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    Lindsay Whitehead commented on the forum topic How can I recreate this skirt?

    Hi, shouldn’t be too hard to do. A few questions though.
    Do you want to use a commercial pattern? If so, then I can’t help you, sorry, but I just don’t know any. So find one and have a crack at it…

  • 04:53 AM

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    Lindsay Whitehead commented on the forum topic Easy way to add seam allowances?

    I agree that it is the seam line that matters. But if one is cutting a piece out of a double fabric layer how do you mark the seam line on the bottom layer. Also even if the seam line is marked on …

  • 04:47 AM

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    Lindsay Whitehead commented on the forum topic Easy way to add seam allowances?

    Max : but you are saying you cut out the seam allowance spaces by eye balling it?

    Yes. I do. unless I need to be very accurate for some reason. But it gets more accurate the more you do it.



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13 June, 2012

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