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mickeygirl

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27 December, 2012



20 October, 2012

  • 11:52 AM

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    mickeygirl commented on the forum topic is there a BSC in WHITBY ONTARIO CANADA? or TORONTO??

    For anyone one interested. I did find a sewing club in Toronto at a church. It is a Christian group so there is a Christian focus. It is mostly women but a few men do come. So send me a message…

  • 11:49 AM

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    mickeygirl commented on the forum topic Long Johns?

    I have Helen Armstrong pattern drafting text book and there is a draft for a body suit with seams at the center front and back. You would just add a button gusset to the front.

    Maybe see www.pa…

  • 11:43 AM

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    mickeygirl commented on the forum topic Gathering

    Is the hem supposed to be a curved shape?

  • 11:40 AM

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    mickeygirl commented on the forum topic Search Pattern for Utilitybag for Sewing-Class-Meetings

    I prefer a clear plastic tote box. I can find everything more easily in it than in a bag. Then I would carry everything in a bag anyway because large fabric pieces would not fit into the box. …



28 June, 2012

  • 02:17 PM

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    mickeygirl commented on the forum topic Lining fabrics. what to use?

    Depends on if the bodice has facing pieces at the neck and armhole edges. sometimes you just have to use lining because a facing of the same fabric is not going to look good.



24 May, 2012

  • 04:54 PM

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    mickeygirl commented on the forum topic I joined a church sewing group

    Many people are wary of inviting people into their homes. Even my building has a “hobbie” room. I was down there doing some sewing when someone told me about the woman who left her sewing machi…

  • 04:47 PM

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    mickeygirl commented on the forum topic Scale a pattern

    It would be tricky to grade up the size alone since then the armholes and neck might be too large. Unless you are good at doing that.

    I would say if you have a t-shirt that fits you trace that…

  • 04:34 PM

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    mickeygirl commented on the forum topic what to do with lots fabric scraps?

    I went through my scraps and cut off any pieces that were not useable. Anything that was big enough to use for something I rolled up. Rolling everything up makes it better to store.

    Try to fin…

  • 04:15 PM

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    mickeygirl commented on the forum topic Skirt Pattern Drafting

    Take a tape measure and hang it down over your center front and center back and see the length. Usually poeple make their basic skirt pattern to their knee length since that is an easy landmark to…

  • 04:08 PM

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    mickeygirl commented on the forum topic Tracing a printed pattern

    you can get rolls of tracing paper from art supplies or medical supply. Put it on top and trace over the original with a pencil.

  • 04:06 PM

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    mickeygirl commented on the forum topic Fabric Identification

    just guessing but the gray looks like chambray cotton. The cuff lining maybe satin or polyester lining fabric.



23 April, 2012

  • 03:38 PM

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    mickeygirl commented on the forum topic How to hem a satin gown...

    I find metallic fabrics tend to get pokey when you try to hem them with the serger rolled hem.

    I would use a hem tape or serger overlock on the raw edge. Turn up, press under a cloth very careful…

  • 03:34 PM

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    mickeygirl commented on the forum topic Men's back pants pocket

    I would strongly recommend practicing the pocket with surplus fabric first or a few times.

  • 03:32 PM

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    mickeygirl commented on the forum topic What type of fabric for this project?

    Just watch the hem and any topstitching with the sateen. You might have to use something to stabilize the fabric even paper when you are stitching.

  • 03:30 PM

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    mickeygirl commented on the forum topic Analyzing styles

    personal style has different catagories such as sporty, classic, feminine romantic. You might understand what would make an outfit suitable for an office job but not for a romantic countryside da…



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6 April, 2012

  • 01:01 PM

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    mickeygirl commented on the forum topic What sewing books have you purchased lately?

    I really want the book “How to make sewing patterns” by Don McCunn. He is a really nice old man who just wants to sell his book. It does not tell how to sew just how to make a pattern to fit your…



3 March, 2012

  • 04:33 PM

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    mickeygirl commented on the forum topic foundation garment

    Because the shoulders of this dress are cut so wide and low – bra straps are going to show.

    If the wearer is planning to wear a strapless bra or a corset type bra – that would be fine. You shou…

  • 04:24 PM

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    mickeygirl commented on the forum topic Novice is fighting with a sleeve.. please help me!

    about ease being bogus. It depends on how accurate the seam allowance is when stitching the side and shoulder seams. Much easier to ease in a too big sleeve than fighting with a too small sleeve….

  • 04:20 PM

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    mickeygirl commented on the forum topic Burda Patterns

    you might also have to calibrate your printer. I have one printer that seems to shrink the vertically even when I will choose 100% size. I drew up a line measured in an application (illustrator o…



22 February, 2012

  • 04:45 PM

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    mickeygirl commented on the forum topic What sewing books have you purchased lately?

    I got “Built by Wendy Dresses” by Wendy Mullin.

    I am having so much fun looking at all the patterns and different styles.

    I have not tried the patterns included yet. I should probably draft …



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12 February, 2012

  • 03:13 PM

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    mickeygirl commented on the forum topic whats going on with burda magazine?

    I still like the magazine. It is better than the other sewing magazines since it has some actual patterns. They have little or no patterns in them. They do have more techniques such as one that …