Sewing - #2

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  1. softgrey

    softgrey flaunt the imperfection

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    nymphea-
    amazing to see the two versions...
    well done you!

    :clap:...
     
  2. fashionista-ta

    fashionista-ta Well-Known Member

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    I cannot see the two pix from here, but I am already impressed with your patience :wink: I already know you do beautiful work--wish I could buy it :heart:
     
  3. gius

    gius Active Member

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    Nice:D yes- it is dramatic

    I'm not new to sewing exactly, but garter's a new feat for me^,^
     
  4. softgrey

    softgrey flaunt the imperfection

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    gius- what do you mean-
    garter in a pair of pants?

    how, where?...
    the only garters i know hold up socks or stockings...
    :huh:
     
  5. gius

    gius Active Member

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    They're sort of sweatpants, the garter or elastic that goes inside the waistband :smile:
     
  6. two months off

    two months off Eat me, drink me

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    Ok, so I've fallen madly in love with the Laura dress from Reformation and want to do one for myself. Here, it's hard to find a good fabric so something 'regular' will have to do, and probably synthetic. It's also been a while since I've sewn (I no longer have a comfortable space to do so), but I'll manage. I'll post updates - for now, first step will be sourcing a pretty a fabric as posible.


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  7. Nymphaea

    Nymphaea Well-Known Member

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    That's a very pretty dress. I find sourcing quality fabric difficult, there is much bad quality fabric out there unfortunately. Curious for your result, have fun!
     
  8. two months off

    two months off Eat me, drink me

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    ^ You're right, it can be difficult. I've found some nice things for suiting and some linen as well, but nothing gorgeous for dresses or blouses. The hunting begins!
     
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    fashionista-ta Well-Known Member

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    ^ Have you guys had any luck buying fabric online, or is that not a thing?
     
  10. Nymphaea

    Nymphaea Well-Known Member

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    Yes, but it isn't the perfect way unfortunately. The colour can be a bit different, also the texture. Some stores send swatches, but a tiny swatch can be very different in elasticity etc than when you are working with a couple of yards. I prefer going to a store to judge a fabric.
     
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    two months off Eat me, drink me

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    Anything I buy online I need to ship out to my country - I've only bought imported fabric but not for garments, since I can't manipulate it before I buy it so I don't feel 100% comfortable purchasing.
     
  12. gius

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    The latest thing I am doing is replacing a snap off a pair of pants :smile: without a drill...that seems to be all I find online and on YouTube.
    It's not quite the common type of snap I think. It doesn't have a smaller part on the alternate side. Any ideas? I am kind of hoping I won't need any new tools.
    Unless it is a tool set for attaching snaps --which I could reuse..
     
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    two months off Eat me, drink me

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    ^ soo so late for this but a photo would help. sometimes snaps are just as easy as a little hand sewing and sometimes they are a pain. I hope you got it fixed though!
     
  14. eizhowa

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    I don't really understand why businesses only stock rubbish fabrics. Surely most people would prefer a nice looking and nice feeling fabric?
     

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