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Buttons and bobbins: Haslam System of Dresscutting: Two Books of Draftings These two treasures are my recent covetous eBay win. As much as I am meant to be saving for Christmas buys, these come up so rarely I just couldn't hold back. There were a good twenty plus books listed as separate lots, something for which I am very grateful, and I allowed myself two. I bid on a few of them, but these were the two I came away with: books number 9 and 21. Though they have no dates they will most likely be late '40s. If you haven't come across the Haslam systems before, it was designed as a three part drafting system, requiring a chart of your measurements, a special drafting curve/template, and a set of draftings like these. Book number 9 is for "Lingerie: with blouses, skirts, overalls and maternity wear". There are several dressing gowns and house robes Nightdresses... Pyjamas... And lots of lingerie, including slips, bras and different styles of knickers. I love the pockets of this skirt, and the blouse is a classic 1940s style: Beautiful scalloped details.

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Free Skirt Patterns–Crafter’s Journey Buy this domain The owner of is offering it for sale for an asking price of 300 EUR! Popular Categories Finance Shopping Lifestyle Games Internet Travel Electronics Computers Jobs Entertainment Gifts Dating This page provided to the domain owner free by Sedo's Domain Parking. Création d'un soutien-gorge (7) : couture des élastiques | Les Dessous d'Anna Mon soutien-gorge est monté, il va maintenant falloir placer les élastiques. Etape technique s’il en est. Il faut savoir : positionner l’élastique dans le bon sens,un premier passage au point zigzag simple,retourner l’élastique sur l’envers,un second passage au zig zag trois points,et quand tirer ou non sur l’élastique pendant les coutures. Alors… la pose de l’élastique, bien se souvenir : pas d’étirement sur la bande, un léger étirement sous les bonnets, et pose en ligne droite sans étirer sur l’entre-sein. Je me fais des repères de couture au feutre effaçable, et je crante la zone courbe de l’entre-sein. Et c’est parti ! Puis je dégarnis le tissu et je retourne l’élastique pour le coudre depuis dessus au zig-zag trois points : Le premier élastique est terminé. Il faut aussi gérer, au moment de la mise en place de l’élastique, les tunnels à baleines : soit les écarter du passage, soit les fixer sous l’élastique. Dernière étape de la couture stable : surpiquer les tunnels à baleines.

Ten Stitch Blanket pattern by Frankie Brown This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download An Elizabeth Zimmermann inspired blanket worked in any yarn using only 10 stitches. You start in the centre and work in a sort of square spiral, joining as you go. No sewing up needed! All my ravelry patterns are free to download but, if you enjoy them, you might like to consider making a donation to the Children’s Liver Disease Foundation, a charity which funds research and supports the families of children with a liver disease. This pattern has been translated into various languages, all available as free downloads.

Home Sewing Projects Posted on | April 24, 2013 | 2 Comments I’ve had a lot of fun updating this page. It was first posted in 2008 and a lot of what was new and stylish then, became outdated over the years. Home sewing projects allow you to coordinate your entire decor for just the cost of a yard or two of fabric. For example, my bathroom in my house in Baltimore had pink, white and black tiles. The projects listed below are some of my favorites. Read More : Sewing or Home Comments Création d'un soutien-gorge (3) : patronage | Les Dessous d'Anna Voici en images les étapes plus détaillées du patronage du soutien-gorge. Lors des étapes précédentes, j’ai dessiné le patron de mon buste de base. puis j’ai cousu une toile pour vérifier son bon ajustement à mes mesures. Je suis repartie de ce buste de base. J’ai décalqué la partie haute du devant et du dos collées (j’ai besoin de l’intervalle entre la ligne de taille et celle de carrure), et commencé à définir et relier les points en suivant pas à pas les instructions Esmod : A la fin, j’obtiens ceci : On voit mes tâtonnements pour faire la courbe du haut de la bande dos… difficile de trouver un tracé harmonieux. Puis je décalque chacune des 4 pièces séparément : Ensuite je reprends les modifications sur chacune. Pour l’instant, je travaille exclusivement en suivant les consignes Esmod, il y a donc des décalages que j’ai fait sans forcément comprendre pourquoi. Pour l’entre-sein, il y avait juste une pince à fermer, je l’ai faite en la décalquant. Jusque là, c’était facile.

Perfect Summer Bangle Here's a fun tutorial on how to make a message bangle that's one-of-a-kind, done in the sun, waterproof and weatherproof. Even after several trips to the beach, it won't fade or wash off! Essentially, it's the Perfect Summer Bangle. Used in this tutorial: Inkodye Red Prepare. Transcribe. Perfect. Pour. Brush. Wipe. Wrap. Tape. Expose. Develop. Cut. Reveal. Wash. Enjoy. Husqvarnaviking free patterns Embroidery Software Revealed/ Quilting Made Easy Embroidery Software Revealed In this event our Software Specialist will take you on an eye-opening tour of our embroidery software systems. You can find out which embroidery software is right for you while touring the various embroidery software options available. Quilting Made Easy Calling all quilters! New Quilters, experienced quilters, and want-to-be quilters, join us for some quilting fun. Travel down the path of knowledge with our Quilting Specialist and experience just how much fun quilting can be. Sewing Fun HUSQVARNA VIKING® Sewing Fun Let’s just SEW!

The Prague Lace Set – Timelace Studio The Prague Lace Set – Back The Prague Lace Set – Front Zur deutschen Version I’m excited to share my new lingerie set with you! I named it “The Prague Lace Set”, because I bought that beautiful lace on a short trip to Prague. I knew immediately, that I wanted to create a set for special evenings from it. I planned to sew a pentagram thong for ages, so the design for the thong was pretty straight forward. On the technical side the bra features a free standing bridge (inspired by EmeraldErin), a gothic arch at the center front and lots of strap details. Below are some work in progress pictures with construction notes. The neckline straps are sewn between the front band and it's liner, so the ends are hidden. Cups and band before the cups are sewn into the band. The construction of the thong was far easier than I expected. I hope you can take some inspiration from this set! What do you think of all the strap elements?

DIY Rotating Bookshelves, Staircases and Trap Doors Man makes trap door bookshelf – And teaches you how! Ever seen those hidden bookshelves in the Munsters or Scooby Doo? Always wanted one of your own? Hell yeah! Well now you can with these fantastic projects that teach you how to make your own secret rotating doors. First up, we have two awesome rotating bookshelf tutorials. Popular mechanics has a neat article about a mechanical engineer who started a company which specializes in installing secret passageways. Related Tutorials: