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redscootergirl

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14 May, 2013

  • 06:34 AM

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    redscootergirl commented on the forum topic Pattern Paper

    I went to an art supply shop and bought some architect’s tracing paper – translucent but much sturdier than normal tracing/tissue paper.



1 July, 2011

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    redscootergirl commented on the forum topic 1950's Swimwear

    I bought a pair of these 1950’s style Esther williams bathers. They are basically a normal halterneck swimsuit, with an extra ruched layer over the hips, for ‘modesty’ I assume.

    The pictures mi…



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9 February, 2011

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    redscootergirl commented on the forum topic Drafting a pleated skirt pattern

    Ok – I’ve doen a bit more thinking and calcualting and paper folding and think I MAY have worked it out….

    Assuming 2 cm wide knife pleats* = 6 cm total fabric width per pleat once folded

    *k…



23 January, 2011

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    redscootergirl commented on the forum topic Beware of...sewing injuries! :D

    I’ve been sewing again for the past 6 months, and in that time have had 3 sewing injuries! I never knew that sewing could be so dangerous – or that I could be so klutzy!

    The first was when I sli…



15 October, 2010

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    redscootergirl commented on the forum topic Sourcing cheap fabric in Melbourne

    I haven;t had a chance to visit them yet but there are a heap of fabric stores around Brunswick – google it. I wan in Mlebourne for GF weekend and and had planned a fabric shoppign expedition but r…



6 October, 2010

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    redscootergirl commented on the forum topic I'm so glad I sew!

    I’m actually doing a pattern making course so I can learn to draft my own patterns. I seek inspiration fromdifferent Rockabilly clothing websites.

    In the meantime I am selecting ‘mainstream’ pa…



4 October, 2010

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    redscootergirl commented on the forum topic Finding amazing printed cotton!

    I’ve made a skirt out of quilting material and it was fine – it is slightly heavier than usual poly cotton, so take that into account when selecting a style. It also creases more than poly cotton, …



1 September, 2010

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    redscootergirl commented on the forum topic Dress hoop

    Have you tried searchign n google? I’m sure I’ve seen some historical costume websites that talk about making hoop petticotas.



26 August, 2010

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    redscootergirl commented on the forum topic Do you listen to music when you sew?

    I too always listen to music whenever I am home. Now that I am about to set up my sewing area in the garage (as I have a new flat mate I have lost my spare room/sewing room) and on my list of ’thin…



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28 July, 2010

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    redscootergirl commented on the forum topic what do you look for in an adjustable dress form?

    I am now planning on buying a dress form – and thanks to Kate for the suggestion of an Adjustoform brand one. I am now trying to decide between the “Supa-Fit”, “Diana” and “Project Runway” models….



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15 July, 2010

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    redscootergirl commented on the forum topic Rotary cutter safety

    I have answered my own question – but thought tht i woudl share the answer here in case others are interested! It seems I am not the only person who has sliced their finger using a rotary cutter – …

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    redscootergirl commented on the forum topic Continuous Sewing Mucking up my V-Neck on Dress!

    not sure if this will help, but when I was attaching lining to a V neck dress, I marked the stitching line with a ruler and tailors chalk – that way I got a nice striaght line, and knew exactly whe…



8 July, 2010

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    redscootergirl commented on the forum topic Inspiration?

    I’m inot Rockabilly dancing, and started sewing again specifically so I can make outfits for myself. So my inspiration comes from looking through websites of Rockabilly outfits, and finding outfits…



2 July, 2010

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    redscootergirl commented on the forum topic sewing darts on a pencil skirt

    I always sew the darts first, before joining the front and back together. Not sure if it makes any difference or not though – but I do find that it is easier to handle & sew before the pieces are…



1 July, 2010