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  • Rpankow replied to the topic buying fabric in the forum Group logo of Sewing for YourselfSewing for Yourself 5 years ago

    Hello Maria:

    I live relatively close to Rochester, MN and have heard nothing but good things about Ginny’s Fine Fabrics, located at 211 South Broadway Street. I personally haven’t visited as just having discovered the place existed. But it sounds like it could be a garment sewers dream of fine wools, silks, cottons and linens. I hear the…[Read more]

  • Rpankow replied to the topic buying fabric in the forum Group logo of Sewing for YourselfSewing for Yourself 5 years ago

    Hello Maria:

    I live relatively close to Rochester, MN and have heard nothing but good things about Ginny’s Fine Fabrics, located at 211 South Broadway Street. I personally haven’t visited as just having discovered the place existed. But it sounds like it could be a garment sewers dream of fine wools, silks, cottons and linens. I hear the…[Read more]

  • María replied to the topic buying fabric in the forum Group logo of Sewing for YourselfSewing for Yourself 5 years ago

    Thank you, Sarvi! That discussion forum is just what I needed.

  • Sarvi replied to the topic buying fabric in the forum Group logo of Sewing for YourselfSewing for Yourself 5 years ago

    Is there a particular Lisette fabric you’re looking for? I’m not sure if you’re looking for the ones sold originally at JoAnn Fabric, which I think are out of stock, or the most recent collection, Woodland Clearing, which is not part of the Lisette line (but in my opinion has a nicer feel to it, I have tried both).

    If it were me, I would do my…[Read more]

  • María started the topic buying fabric in the forum Group logo of Sewing for YourselfSewing for Yourself 5 years ago

    I will be traveling to USA in a couple of weeks, and I would love to buy some Lisette fabric plus some good cotton knits. It’s a business travel and it will be hard to find much time for browsing, so I would really appreciate some help. I will stay one day in Rochester, Mn, one day in Chicago, one day in Boston and two or three days in NY.
    Any…[Read more]

  • Sarvi replied to the topic another question! in the forum Group logo of Sewing for YourselfSewing for Yourself 5 years ago

    I’m another no-intentional-bra-strapper, and while I keep meaning to buy a different style of bra that will allow me to wear a racerback style (which I actually find very comfortable as well as liking how it looks) I somehow have never gotten around to it, which probably reveals something.

  • Tamara replied to the topic another question! in the forum Group logo of Sewing for YourselfSewing for Yourself 5 years ago

    yes to both!

  • scgoble replied to the topic another question! in the forum Group logo of Sewing for YourselfSewing for Yourself 5 years ago

    I love racer backs, all my favorite tops and dresses have them. I find that if I situate my straps appropriately they barely show, but I wouldn’t care if they did. I do have a little clip thingy that hooks on the straps between the shoulder blades for fancier affairs at which visible straps might be a faux pas.

  • dubhels2003 replied to the topic another question! in the forum Group logo of Sewing for YourselfSewing for Yourself 5 years ago

    Not for me I’m afraid. I really haven’t (deliberately) shown my bra straps since my early 20s, and I don’t intend to! Yes for evening and sports wear but I have no need for evening wear.

  • violetvata replied to the topic another question! in the forum Group logo of Sewing for YourselfSewing for Yourself 5 years ago

    Around this neck of the woods..teen girls show straps and most moms don’t, so I guess it depends on the target for this pattern? I prefer shirts that I don’t have to find/wear a “special bra” with. But if it had a built in that would make the difference. 🙂

  • Enbee replied to the topic another question! in the forum Group logo of Sewing for YourselfSewing for Yourself 5 years ago

    I like spaghetti strap tops, but only if I can get away with being braless in them (I’m small-breasted, so that usually means layering with a snug tank). Racerback tops always look like activewear to me, and I definitely wouldn’t wear one that showed the bra band itself. I am not a fan of visible bra straps – I think it looks sloppy (and that’s…[Read more]

  • I love when women wear spaghetti straps! If anyone is concerned with visible bra straps for us less perky creatures, I’m a great fan of the clear bra strap. As for racer back tops, I personally can’t stand them. I feel like they belong with active wear and in a workout setting alone. That said, I don’t like the fit of racerback anything on myself,…[Read more]

  • Back when I was younger/perter/leaner I would have foregone the underwear and worn these styles. Nowadays I’d limit it to gym wear or swimmers (racer back) or lingerie or black tie (spaghetti straps). I can’t deal with visible bra straps, and can’t be bothered with strapless bras for everyday wear 😣

  • Robin replied to the topic another question! in the forum Group logo of Sewing for YourselfSewing for Yourself 5 years ago

    Liesl, would it be pretty simple to change the width of the spaghetti strap? Feels like an easy modification.

    Racer backs are great for working out. Easy to wear with a sports bra.

  • Nicole replied to the topic another question! in the forum Group logo of Sewing for YourselfSewing for Yourself 5 years ago

    My girls and I love racer back tops. We work out and have nice shoulders and want to show them.

    I don’t find visible bra straps a problem and younger women don’t mind at all.

    Spaghetti straps are very pretty too. I wouldn’t wear them to sit in the sun all day but otherwise, very cool and comfortable.

  • Yeah, it’s difficult to write a pattern that includes instructions for people with and without a serger. I guess the good news is that you can always draw in a smaller seam allowance if you know you’re going to use the serger/overlock/etc. I’m glad you like the result!

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