Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Replying to some Comments and Questions

I always try to reply to the comments on my blog via email but sometimes it is a non-reply blogger  and  I thought others might want to know the information, too.

First, from Elaray:
I really enjoy seeing your quilts. I am amazed at how many you are able to complete. This one, like the others, is great.
Thank you for your kind comments, Elaray.  I am one who does not like stash or fabric piled up, so that is my incentive to get the quilts done quickly.  In April, I resigned my 25+ hour a week job and went to substitute teaching.  This meant my entire summer, I did not work.  Usually, I spend a lot of time outdoors, not this summer with a miserable hot and dry summer.  Instead, I spent my time in sewing!
LInda wrote:
I like all of these. What great fabrics! I miss not having a Hancock's in my area, the fabric selection was so much nicer than JoAnn's. You found great pieces at both.
I have to go about 2 hours to get to a Hancock’s and about an hour to get to Joann’s that is just okay.  I have decided a trip to the Hancock’s is the best idea.  It is a fantastic Hancock’s, very clean and neat with great fabric.  Then the bonus, a brand new Joann’s a couple blocks away.  I have only done this once but it was well-worth the trip and I brought home several great fabrics.

Andrea wrote about Burda 7205
How does it wear? I cut this pattern out this summer and did an FBA on the pattern, but never made it. I still want to give the dress a try! It can be made with a woven on the bias also.
Erin has not worn this top yet, it will be a bit before she does, the belly needs to grow more Smile.  I will let you know when she does.  Thanks for the tip about the woven.

On the look of Kwik Sew patterns, KR wrote:
Did you notice in the new patterns KS has moved to tissue paper instead of their traditional white heavy paper? That decision will keep me from purchasing new patterns from them. I so appreciated the heavy paper
I haven’t bought a Kwik Sew pattern in a very long time and had not realized they switched to tissue paper.  That is interesting, I will have to check out if that changed the pricing. Thanks for the information.
Carolyn wrote on New Look 6871
Lori - I like how you've added the bump to the dressform! The first top is just gorgeous and can be made again when your daughter gets more pronounced by cutting the front a little bigger and adding more gathers...but just the front, not the back to avoid that wearing a sack look. You must be thrilled to have started the maternity wardrobe because that the means the baby is closer to arriving!
Thanks for the fitting tip, I used that will all the issues I had on Burda 7204 and that made all the difference in how the garment looked.  I cut the back the smallest size and the front Erin’s normal size.  This resulted in such a nicer looking garment.

Robin wrote:
what is ITY ? This is stunning.

CJ Patterns has a great page on all sorts of knit fabrics.  From their website:
ITY Knits
What is it?
  • ITY stands for Interlock Twist Yarn and is a method of putting a twist in yarn used for knit fabrics which gives this fabric some wonderful characteristics. The result is more natural elasticity and a soft feel inside & out.
  • Our ITY knits are made from a blend of Rayon, Polyester(2) and Lycra(1).
What is the fabric like?
  • Our ITY knits will not pill or cling and resists wrinkles. These fabrics are great to sew with and have excellent drape, stretch and recovery.  It is a very stable fabric that is easy to cut, sew and holds a press.
  • We offer a variety of weights including a 13 oz heavier weight with more stability, a 9 oz mid weight with better drape and a 7 oz light weight fabric that still has snappy recovery.
  • The blended content allows the fabric to have the comfortable properties of a rayon fabric, the excellent stretch and recovery of Lycra(1), and the durability and wrinkle resistance of polyester.
On my border Maxi Dress Anonymous wrote:
Your dress is beautiful! I, too, love border prints. May I ask why you would wear a maxi dress when teaching? Okay, I'm older, and not up on trends
There are several teachers wearing maxi dresses where I sub, granted they are a lot younger than me Smile but I still enjoy wearing it and feel very “in-style”.  There are not many other places I would wear this dress, maybe I need to have a date night with hubby.
On Amy Butler’s Honey Bun Poufs:
A note from me, made it for a dog bed but the dog will not get on it!  He put a paw on it and then steps away, guess with the little bean bag pellets it feels funny and he wants no part of it!
*******************************************************************************Thanks all for your comments, I appreciate each and every one of them.  Have a great day.

3 comments:

  1. Lori, I will look forward to seeing Erin in the Burda 7205! It has to be pretty amazing for you to watch her growing a baby and becoming a mama!

    Pretty funny about the dog bed pouf. Sounds like something my older dog would do!

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  2. Your comment about the dog bed made me laugh! My dog would only sleep in his bed if it was directly in my tripping path to the bathroom at night! :-)

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  3. Anonymous2:57 PM

    Isn't maxi dress just a new word for a long dress? What a wonderful thing to wear teaching! Very lovely and modest, and ladylike too! Shauna

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