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Post: #75387 contadina
Thu Nov 01, 2007 1:33 pm

With nighttimes drawing in I've decided that it's time to start making stuff. I saw some good links in the knitting thread but have found a few others (both knitting and sewing) that I thought that I'd share.

http://www.elann.com/ShowFreePattern.asp?Id=227024s (a good mixture of knitting projects)

http://tinyurl.com/35hov4 (funky socks)

A couple of free sewing ones
http://www.frugalsewing.com
http://burdastyle.com/pattern

Then of course there are the about.com freebies
sewing.about.com
knitting.about.com

If anyone knows of any others then please share them.

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Post: #75401 Annpan
Thu Nov 01, 2007 4:02 pm

wow... I can't believe the Burda one is sooo good. I made my wedding dress to a burda pattern so I guess I like their style. I have got to get my sewing machine out again... I'm getting itchy fingers :mrgreen:

Thanks for posting the link Contadina :cheers:
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Post: #75409 the.fee.fairy
Thu Nov 01, 2007 4:53 pm

Thanks for the links! There are some lovely things on the knitting one.

I needed something new!

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Post: #75423 snapdragon
Thu Nov 01, 2007 5:49 pm

Whoooo great links :mrgreen: some lovely ideas - still fabric in 'stock' from when I did a lot of sewing (love Burda patterns) - but I best get spinning and dyeing so I have enough yarn for the knits :oops:
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Post: #75456 contadina
Fri Nov 02, 2007 5:38 am

I'm just finishing some box cushions for a new sofa that contadino's just made and can't wait to finish so that I can start knitting. Sadly I haven't knitted since I was a child so I think that I'd best start with a scarf rather than that gorgeous purple wraparound cardy with the belt. Or I may just go Burda bonkers. I'm so impressed that you made your wedding dress Annpan and most envious that Snapdragon gets to create her own wool. I think that for now I had better keep it simple!

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Post: #75457 contadino
Fri Nov 02, 2007 6:46 am

Oh cripes! So it looks like the acquisition of sheep is moving up the list of priorities. :roll:

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Post: #75486 Annpan
Fri Nov 02, 2007 4:23 pm

... I'm so impressed that you made your wedding dress Annpan...


I'd suggest it to anyone. I had only made curtains and cushion covers before so in at the deep end.

It took about 3 months every other evening and occasional weekend time, I left the hem of the underskirt undone until the morning of the wedding so that my mum could feel that she was saving the day by doing it... bless. The rest of the dress was finished a whole week before that. It is far from perfect, but then so am I. It was lovely though and cost about £80 for material, I also made a full length black velvet cape to go over it (I got married 20th December) that cost about £40... and I had enough material left to make my flowergirl's dress and cape too.

Unfortunatley I am so unorganised that it is still in the garment bag from the day after. I have never had it cleaned and it was very muddy when it went in there - in 2003 :oops: :oops: :oops: I am to ashamed to have it cleaned now.
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Post: #75496 frozenthunderbolt
Fri Nov 02, 2007 9:43 pm

Being the scrooge that i am i would be delighted if enyone knew of Free mensware pattens on the net - particularly long/greatcoat or jacket type patterns.

Thanking you folk in advance . . . :lol:
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Post: #75497 snapdragon
Fri Nov 02, 2007 9:44 pm

:mrgreen:

Yup I made mine and my 'attendants' wedding clothes too

- but covers, curtains and cushions always viewed with trpidation :pale:
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Post: #75522 the.fee.fairy
Sat Nov 03, 2007 5:57 pm

http://homepage.powerup.com.au/~sheal/a-b.htm

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Also, can i advise joining Craftster? There are many many many wonderful projects on there!!

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Post: #75545 contadina
Sun Nov 04, 2007 5:17 am

Cheers Fee.

I had a scout around for men's patterns but ony found a site for making "revealing" swimwear and that's not going to keep you warm! I did find some knitting patterns for men though.


http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/d ... othing.php

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Post: #75554 ina
Sun Nov 04, 2007 10:20 am

Annpan wrote: I am to ashamed to have it cleaned now.


:lol: :lol: Stick some fresh mud on and pretend it's all just happened yesterday! :wink:

Would be a shame to have it rotting away - it's something to show your grand kids in future years - or even to have one of them get married in!
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