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    rebecca @rebecca

    Hi! I would suggest doing a dirndl skirt, and just combine it with the rest of the building block parts! The dirndl skirt simply uses a rectangle piece of fabric, so you can keep the hem on the straight of grain. Here’s a tutorial: http://blog.megannielsen.com/2009/04/how-to-make-a-dirndl-skirt/

    Or, even better, Leisl’s Lazy days skirt pattern is also a dirndl: https://oliverands.com/free-patterns/lazy-days-skirt/

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    rebecca @rebecca

    @liesl yes! That’s what I need. Someone who has discipline, so I can simply glean from their beautiful choices. Thanks for the suggestion.


    @motherof5
    my hope is that the more I see with high-quality beautiful fabric, the more I’ll abstain from the “junk food”. But first I have to find the shops that don’t sell the junk. 😀🤔

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    rebecca @rebecca

    Oh,no … I have zero self-control. It’s pathetic. I have to avoid!! I’ve just not gone to the shops in a while because I’m terrible! Maybe someday?? 🤣

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    rebecca @rebecca

    You know … i have the same situation!! Exactly. So, I’m curious to the answer too. I finally wondered if tje measurement is *outside* the box; from outer line to outer line. Anyway … sort of grateful I’m not the only one who noticed. Curious to hear!

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    rebecca @rebecca

    Wow. *muslin draft. Auto-correct not always helpful ok these iPhones.

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    rebecca @rebecca

    Ugh. So frustrating when that happens!! It’s happened to me. The best I can suggest is to look at the “finished garment” measurements and see what size is best for your body, plus ease. And sew and Muslim draft — to get the right fit.

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    rebecca @rebecca

    P.S. Here’s a note on her site:

    Color Matching Service

    Send me a small swatch of your fashion fabric, and I’m happy to pick out the best color match for you. If I have a question about which shade to choose, I’ll email and ask you before I order.

    Mail swatch to:
    Sarah Veblen
    15 Cross Falls Cir.
    Sparks, MD 21152

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    rebecca @rebecca

    I haven’t purchased directly, by my mentor (Lynda Maynard) suggests Sarah Veblen’s store for any fabrics that need an exact color on any weave of silk. (You may not be looking for silk, of course). She can match the color into any type of silk. Here’s the site, in case it works for you: http://www.sarahveblen.com/silks.php

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    rebecca @rebecca

    Oops; right when I hit post, I realized that it’s the plug-in my husband installed (Ghostery); I cleared the “google search” and it’s working again. 😀

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    rebecca @rebecca

    Oh, yes — and if it’s a size 5 in front, she says “the front is too dangly!!” meaning, she pushes the waist to where it’s comfortable, which pushes the pants/shorts crotch really low down.

    If I make a size 4, front is *perfect* (and width/length!), but the back doesn’t cover the necessary bits. :/ And then she’s walking around, always trying to pull them (but, not enough fabric in the rise, to even pull them up). {NOTE: this is why I made a size 4 pair of Sailboat pants a few weeks ago, and they didn’t fit either! More tears over those, too–mine, I mean.}

    I’ve got to figure this out… and make something without crying when it’s done!

    Please? 😀 😀 😀

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    rebecca @rebecca

    https://jalie.com/sewing-patterns/activewear

    That’s the one that comes to mind for me!

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    rebecca @rebecca

    I’d love to sew for my husband, as he is very hard to fit (barrel-chested), but short.

    I’d make him more jeans and dress shirts, but i’m happy for any Liesl pattern!

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    rebecca @rebecca

    @motherof5 I think you have the Bernina 950? I’m considering to buy one that is used; I already have a Bernina active 125 (15 years old, household Bernina). I just want something *faster*, but not super interested in an industrial straight-stitch only. I like the Bernina semi-industrial, because it still has zig zag!

    Do you have a household machine to compare it to… is the 950 that much faster, to make it worth it? 😀

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    rebecca @rebecca

    Thanks, y’all! I am genuinely surprised how hard it is to find! I found this one: http://www.fashion-school.com.au/products/pattern-makinggrading-ruler/ , in case anyone else is on the hunt. I do love the combo inches/metric option — thanks for all the suggestions!!

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    rebecca @rebecca

    http://srharrisfabric.com Two locations: one on the North side of the City; the other on the South side. 🙂

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