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19 June

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    Jun 19, 2014, 12.11 AMby Marge miller

    I am wondering if you have the steering wheel pattern. I really like how you did it.

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      Mar 1, 2015, 05.27 PMby mbrizz

      Goodness! I’m so sorry, I’ve only noticed this message now. Very remiss of me! I just have the pattern on newspaper. Basically, you could trace it off your steering wheel. Just leave a little extra ease room. If I get time, I’ll have a look at posting something to help you. Sorry once again!

12 April

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    Apr 12, 2012, 01.22 PMby Adriana Orozco

    Hello my dear Margaret, I have tried to send you a private message but it has vanished while I write 3 times!!!! I am only flatered and very lhappy to help you in any way that I can. Yes, you can just make the dress and then…it will allways be a dry cleaning dress, that is fine, or, you can cut a 20 by 20 cms piece, and please be very precise, and make a basting on the grain line with a contrasting thread, wash the piece, leave to dry, iron and then, measure again…….the basting on the grain line is most important if it shrinks, because sometimes only shrinks on the grain, and if so, you can calculate how much longer to cut it, or take the desition to dry clean only. I hope this was helpfull, and if you need anything at all, please let me know. I am lhappy to share with you this moment!!! God Bless you, Adriana.

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      Apr 12, 2012, 06.27 PMby mbrizz

      Thank you so much for answering right away. Your explanation is perfectly clear. I think they will be dryclean dresses. She won’t be wearing them every day.
      I am so excited. We had a pattern drawn for us by a design school. It’s actually a two piece. The bodice is halter neck, ending on the hip and I want to use lace or beads to dress it up. The skirt is very full, with two underskirts and it is ruched up randomly from the hips to the floor. No train. My darling diva wants a deep mauve skirt and a cream or off white bodice. Thank you for the blessing. God bless you too. Hugs, Margaret

10 April

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    Apr 10, 2011, 12.32 PMby mbrizz

    Can anyone help me with some German sewing terms? I use German magazines in Italy, and these terms are not always on the glossary list. Hoping for an answer. besatzlinie – I think this is the sewing line for the fold-over facing on the jacket I want to make. Am I right?

    saumkante – (right at the bottom edge of the same pattern)

    stepplinie fur fadengummi – on the straps which are gathered and form a sort of cap sleeve.

    halsaussschnitt – on the straps hinten auf 7,5cm einkrauseln – also on the straps

    vorn auf 7cm einkrauseln -straps again

    I think “hinten” may be “back” and “vorn” may be front, but I’m not sure. Thanks for any help.

19 June

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    Jun 19, 2010, 02.47 AMby tatuswelle

    thanks mbrizz : )