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oscarthegrouch108

i forsee lots of maternity and baby sewing in 2011!

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17 February, 2011

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    oscarthegrouch108 commented on the forum topic Flowergirl dresses - satin nightmare!

    satin frays….tis the nature of the beast. yes a zig zag stitch in the seam allowance will stop it (so the zig zag stitch, then trim the seam allowance close to that stitching). if it’s bunching a…



7 February, 2011

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    oscarthegrouch108 commented on the forum topic Modern Tutu

    i would take about 12" of netting and gather it onto a waist elastic (either stitch it straight on, or make a quick casing). netting that short has no other option but to stick straight out most o…



6 February, 2011



1 January, 2011

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    oscarthegrouch108 commented on the project Pants with Frankenzipper

    ding ding ding!!! i was looking at them trying to figure out what was missing and that’s it!

    however i like this way too….a little trickier on bathroom trips, but much more unique and a great ne…



1 December, 2010



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23 May, 2010

  • 04:33 PM

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    oscarthegrouch108 commented on the forum topic 1950's Swimwear

    i also remember seeing knitted/crocheted swimsuits then too…..but you had to be careful that they didn’t get too wet and stretch in ways they weren’t supposed to!

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    oscarthegrouch108 commented on the project Mombi Dress

    oh my goodness! what a masterpiece!



19 May, 2010



17 May, 2010

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    oscarthegrouch108 commented on the forum topic How is "shirting" fabric different?

    some of the modern shirtings have a bit of stretch fibers (like lycra) woven in. these are great for doing a womens fitted shirt.

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    oscarthegrouch108 commented on the forum topic large pair of wings

    well removable is better for washing, and sometimes he may want to take them off to be able to maneuver better. the wings that i’ve seen have a wire frame around the edges, and use elastic loops t…



16 May, 2010

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    oscarthegrouch108 commented on the forum topic White sewing machine - what bobbin type?

    i’d get ahold of the customer service line that mlssfshn provided (or there may be one in the manual…they don’t usually change the phone numbers that often). they should have a record of what mac…



10 May, 2010

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    oscarthegrouch108 commented on the forum topic Simplicity 4207

    been there done that! i’ve rediscovered several patterns because they were misplaced in the first place!



9 May, 2010



6 May, 2010

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    oscarthegrouch108 commented on the forum topic Simplicity 4207

    i need the biggest size (here in the states it’s labeled xl or xxl, not sure what it is across the pond), but will gladly accept whatever size you have it in!

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    oscarthegrouch108 commented on the forum topic Bandeau Help

    personally i’ve never had much luck with strapless/bandeau bras (though it might have something to do with being a C cup and hating and “jiggle factor”). what i like instead is a good convertible b…



5 May, 2010



4 May, 2010

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    oscarthegrouch108 commented on the forum topic Lutterloh Patterns

    i’ve only caught a glimse of someone using the Lutterloh system, and it looked pretty cool from what i’ve seen. like other drafting methods, you do need accurate body measurements and a bit of math…

  • 06:48 PM

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    oscarthegrouch108 commented on the forum topic mens pants patterns 7616

    not a bad looking pattern, but i’m partial to Burda 7768, just because of the unique seams :)

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    oscarthegrouch108 commented on the forum topic How i can recreate this dress?

    you could prolly modify the wonderful coffee date dress to get a similar shape. what really makes this dress special is the print on the fabric (which won’t be easy to find)…..



3 May, 2010

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    oscarthegrouch108 commented on the forum topic Scrap fabric as interfacing?

    i must admit, i never thought of cutting interfacing on the bias……..i bet this would help loads on collar stands and other places that have to be eased in.

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    oscarthegrouch108 commented on the forum topic What is the part of sewing you dislike most?

    gedwoods, i swear my serger has a mind of its own…..i share the serger with my mom. she can just tie the new thread to the old one and have the serger re-thread itself practically.
    however, when …

  • 12:18 AM

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    oscarthegrouch108 commented on the forum topic Making rugby shirts - how?

    cut strips of fabric the width you want the stripes to be plus seam allowance. then seam them together to make the yardage you need. then cut out your pattern. to make them look really professional…

  • 12:07 AM

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    oscarthegrouch108 commented on the project Rosetta ball gown

    wow! just…wow!



29 April, 2010

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