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Re: Frannie sew along

Nice seeing how everyone's doing. I have been remiss (too many engagements and travel), but have been working in small bits: I decided that unpiped collar is too sad-looking, so had to recut and re-insert the collar -- much better now; prepared the rest of piping and finished smocking. Today will tr...
by alina
July 18th, 2017, 3:36 am
 
Forum: On Topic Talk
Topic: Frannie sew along
Replies: 72
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Re: Frannie sew along

I am working along; haven't started the stitching but all cut out and front pleated. Hope to start smocking tomorrow; stitching is unlikely as we are traveling.
by alina
July 12th, 2017, 3:48 pm
 
Forum: On Topic Talk
Topic: Frannie sew along
Replies: 72
Views: 1588

Re: Frannie sew along

Wow ladies, you are going fast! I love seeing everyone's progress, it is very encouraging. I have cut out the main pieces; today I plan to cut out the contrast collar, pocket pieces (will be changing the shape and still deciding when to pipe it all around), and make piping. Also will pleat the front...
by alina
July 10th, 2017, 10:04 pm
 
Forum: On Topic Talk
Topic: Frannie sew along
Replies: 72
Views: 1588

Re: Frannie sew along

Oh I just noticed the sew-along...-- I will try to cut out mine this coming week and get going on it.
by alina
July 8th, 2017, 1:35 pm
 
Forum: On Topic Talk
Topic: Frannie sew along
Replies: 72
Views: 1588

Re: Would you like to finish this smocked AS&E dress?

I have to correct myself: the fabric lengths are 25, 25, and 9 inches (full 45" width).

alina
by alina
August 5th, 2010, 9:32 am
 
Forum: Sales and Wants
Topic: Would you like to finish this smocked AS&E dress?
Replies: 2
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Would you like to finish this smocked AS&E dress?

I meant it as a gift to my friend's baby but never finished it. I am moving and will not get to it anytime soon, so if someone else may take over, that would be best for me. Here are the details: Intended to be a cover dress from Australian Smocking & Emb. 73 (full bodice smocked dress for up to...
by alina
August 5th, 2010, 9:21 am
 
Forum: Sales and Wants
Topic: Would you like to finish this smocked AS&E dress?
Replies: 2
Views: 793

Patterns for women for sale

I have the following to sell. Postage is not included in the prices. Thanks for looking. Folkwear 223 A Lady's Chemise $4 (cut to size 12) Design and Sew: Triple Play $4 (not in factory folds) Design and Sew: Cathay $5 (not in factory folds) La Fred: Athena Blouse $6 (not in factory folds) Cutting L...
by alina
August 3rd, 2010, 11:26 pm
 
Forum: Sales and Wants
Topic: Patterns for women for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 502

Heirloom and Smocking patterns

I have the following patterns to sell. Postage is not included in the prices. Prices are negotiable (make me an offer!) These are only available until about Aug 24 as I am moving aborad after that. Maggie's Classics 108 Romper (6 mos - 1 yr) Old Fashioned Baby: Priscillas' Layette $8 Children's Corn...
by alina
August 3rd, 2010, 11:24 pm
 
Forum: Sales and Wants
Topic: Heirloom and Smocking patterns
Replies: 0
Views: 507

AS&E magazines for sale

I am selling the following Australian Smocking & Embroidery issues: #63 $25 (this one is out of print and very rare) #73 $10 #75 $10 #76 $10 Magazines are in unused condition (they are my spare copies). Prices somewhat negotiable. Shipping from zip code 61801 will be extra (method of your choosi...
by alina
January 30th, 2009, 11:14 am
 
Forum: Sales and Wants
Topic: AS&E magazines for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 420

suiting fabrics for sale

I have two cuts of poly blend suitings for sale. These fabrics were manufactured for Zegna, a very high end designer. I don't know the exact fiber content, but most likely wool/synthetic blend. The first one is dark navy, medium weight, good drape -- $15 for the 3+ yds piece with shipping. The secon...
by alina
November 30th, 2007, 2:39 pm
 
Forum: Sales and Wants
Topic: suiting fabrics for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 602

I have also heard this term as applied to pressing seams, esp. eith respect to using silk thread on wool -- it just melds into the seam!

alina
by alina
March 9th, 2007, 3:24 pm
 
Forum: On Topic Talk
Topic: this is a TEST!!
Replies: 40
Views: 11206

Bunny, thanks so much for your encouragement. I need to hear such words sometimes -- and nobody around me really understand my need to sew (luckily, my husband does). I have two children (4 and 1 yr olds), and it's a challenge. For me, like I'm sure fore many of us, it's the process that matters mos...
by alina
February 18th, 2007, 9:35 pm
 
Forum: On Topic Talk
Topic: Time -Time -Time
Replies: 16
Views: 3079

http://cgi.ebay.com/RUG-BRAIDING-WOOL-HOUNDSTOOTH-PINK-CREAM_W0QQitemZ130040156219QQihZ003QQcategoryZ28161QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItem I think it would make a very sofisticated little girl's coat. I was actually considering it for my daughter. I'm not sure about the weight/density, so would...
by alina
January 17th, 2007, 11:12 pm
 
Forum: Sales and Wants
Topic: wool blend
Replies: 3
Views: 1464

Last year I visited the Twin cities and went to a fabric store in St. Paul, I think on River St., it's called Treadle Yard Goods or something like that. It's a very nice store. Not huge, but with a nice variety of very high quality fabrics. I loved it. Where I live (Central Illinois), we have no ind...
by alina
July 20th, 2006, 11:18 pm
 
Forum: Sales and Wants
Topic: Searching for fabric stores in Minnesota
Replies: 2
Views: 1491

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