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mochyn



Joined: 21 Dec 2004
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Location: mid-Wales
PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 12 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

TTouch Homestead wrote:
Mochyn, I don't recall hatty jacques dropping heulog/bessie off?!!



wildfoodie



Joined: 05 Apr 2005
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 12 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'm inspired,
but so out of touch with what looks good on me I can't decide whether a drop waist is a good idea...I have a bit of a natural waist but it's hardly hourglass... any ideas?
DS dress challenge anyone?

( sorry to hijack)

sally_in_wales
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Location: sunny wales
PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 12 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

wildfoodie wrote:
I have a bit of a natural waist but it's hardly hourglass... any ideas?



fitted waist with light boning for control and shaping. sounds overkill, but it barely notices in wear and gives a line you'll be delighted with

wildfoodie



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 12 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thanks Sally!
That sold vintage one on Etsy that Cathryn mentioned is to die for! gorgeous... I wanna be a 50's gal! (since I will be 50 this year)

wellington womble



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 12 6:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

50's stuff is the most flattering, I reckon. For everyone. I must get round to making a corset.

Although, I really can't see you in white gloves and a clutch bag, mochyn! I do like the dress though- might buy one myself.

mochyn



Joined: 21 Dec 2004
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 12 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

wellington womble wrote:
50's stuff is the most flattering, I reckon. For everyone. I must get round to making a corset.

Although, I really can't see you in white gloves and a clutch bag, mochyn! I do like the dress though- might buy one myself.


I was thinking more gipsy... (although not tinker).

Do we need a summer dress challenge?

wildfoodie



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 12 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Mochyn wrote:
Do we need a summer dress challenge?

I'm in if you are

mochyn



Joined: 21 Dec 2004
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Location: mid-Wales
PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 12 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

OK. Mine needs to be done BEFORE May the 5th.

wildfoodie



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 12 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

June 16th would be my date..

judith



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 12 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

mochyn wrote:
OK. Mine needs to be done BEFORE May the 5th.




Haven't finished my top yet.

shadiya



Joined: 02 Feb 2008
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 12 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Funnily enough, I've been thinking about dresses for summer and even went as far as buying a pattern the other day....

I couldn't decide on fabric as am not entirely sure the thing will suit me which makes spending thirty quid on fabric hard to do. My plan, in my spare time of course, was to knock one up out of an old sheet to see if I like it and then get some fabric. I could do with incentivising so am def up for a challenge, though finding the battery for my camera so I can prove I've done it may be more of a challenge as haven't seen it for weeks!

Ren



Joined: 27 Jan 2009
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 12 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Wow, I may be able to manage this

I have fabric, a newly serviced machine and ideas...

frewen



Joined: 08 Sep 2005
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 12 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I am a dressmaking failure - but I'm persevering in the teach yourself corner

Fortunately when I end up mothing through another disaster, at least I can tear it into strips for the rag rugging

mochyn



Joined: 21 Dec 2004
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Location: mid-Wales
PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 12 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I've bought a frock

Nell Merionwen



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 12 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

mochyn wrote:
I've bought a frock

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