Re: Reversible top
- From: "BEI Design" <nobeidesignspam@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2006 13:29:32 -0700
"Helena Bennett" <silverbirduk@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
My actual measurements relate to size 18/20 on the patterns but
I have always used 16/18 in patterns..
Ok, then, just wanted to be sure you didn't spend a lot of time
and effort, only to have the garment not fit *you*.
Sewing experience - Not a lot. <snip> So now I have actually
retired I want to take up sewing. I have several pieces of
material pickup up in sales at our local factory shop/charity
shops etc so I can afford to use up these as practice without
worrying too much about whether they come out > perfect.
Ok, JMHO: A reversible top made with silk is not a real good
resuming/beginning effort. You'll probably end up very
frustrated, and wonder why you took sewing up again. ;-\
Also, having just gone on to insulin, I need something to take
my mind off it at the moment.
Good luck! Both my DH and my DMIL were diabetics, and although
it's tough, it can be managed. Deadliest effect, according to
DH's doctor was hypoglycemia. DH once went so low he had
convulsions. We were a *whole* lot more careful after that
Thanks for the instructions. I will go and buy the pattern
and try my luck. Also I'll look out for the snaps Kate
mentioned as I have not seen them.
Those snaps would be great if you were making a reversible
jacket, however for the top you have in mind, I don't think you'd
But, really, I urge you to tackle something a little less
advanced than a reversible top to start. That pattern, made up
with facings or sleeves would be a nice first project. Then
after mastering that, you could give the whole reversible thing a
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