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by pepsie1
Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Freestyle Fashions
Topic: I have a dumb question...
Replies: 38
Views: 4132

Re: I have a dumb question...

I think it's time for this thread to end. No one so far has a clue about which they speak.
by pepsie1
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: Sewing
Topic: A dress from the sweatshop
Replies: 27
Views: 2273

Re: A dress from the sweatshop

This is outstanding. I agree with your next time enhancements and would also suggest adding in-seam pockets. Can't wait to see the results.
by pepsie1
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Freestyle Fashions
Topic: We've got a really big shoe for you tonight
Replies: 25
Views: 2916

Re: We've got a really big shoe for you tonight

Put them on and spray them with alcohol. They will stretch
by pepsie1
Wed Sep 17, 2014 1:41 am
Forum: Sewing
Topic: Skirt panel calculator
Replies: 13
Views: 2513

Re: Skirt panel calculator

Was that the result you expected? I was a bit worried about where the drop should be measured from on a man because we generally don't have such clearly-defined hips as women Yes, but it is important to measure the desired drop based on the waist band position on the body. I chose to position the s...
by pepsie1
Tue Sep 16, 2014 2:30 am
Forum: Sewing
Topic: Skirt panel calculator
Replies: 13
Views: 2513

Re: Skirt panel calculator

Just wanted to say that I took this tutorial and calculator for test drive. Let me say first that I have fashioned several A line skirts basically copying a commercial skirt. Those results were ok but nothing spectacular. I used the calculator to size a 41 inch waist with a 20 inch drop and a 2 inch...
by pepsie1
Wed Jul 23, 2014 3:19 am
Forum: Sewing
Topic: DIY Utility Kilt on Instructables
Replies: 4
Views: 2348

Re: DIY Utility Kilt on Instructables

This instructable is really good. I've made three of them. I had just purchased a sewing machine last winter and was experimenting with skirts, with not very great outcomes. I stumbled on the kilt topic and decided why not. I bought some cheap cotton broadcloth to do a practice run. The result was r...
by pepsie1
Wed Jul 23, 2014 2:46 am
Forum: Sewing
Topic: Sewing machine-Old School vs. New School
Replies: 2
Views: 1182

Re: Sewing machine-Old School vs. New School

The Elna Supermatic, all metal, Swiss made is an excellent choice if you come across one. I've seen them priced as much as $300. Straight stitch, zig-zag, button hole and tons of decorative stitches with optional cams typically available on EBay.
by pepsie1
Mon Feb 17, 2014 4:07 am
Forum: Sewing
Topic: Patterns: Robes, Cloaks....
Replies: 36
Views: 6569

Re: Patterns: Robes, Cloaks....

I have always liked caftans. So when I saw the pattern listed above and it's simplicity I dug out some cotton poly fabric and set to work. I only had enough material to make a short knee length piece. All said and done the caftan came together quite well. The pattern dimensions worked out fine for m...
by pepsie1
Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:11 am
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Kilts and Stuff
Replies: 3
Views: 317

Re: Kilts and Stuff

I wasn't asking for info about identifying or locating the sight or their products. More simply does anyone have experience with their products, service etc.
by pepsie1
Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:07 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Kilts and Stuff
Replies: 3
Views: 317

Kilts and Stuff

Does anyone have any experience with the web site Kilts and Stuff or their catalog service. Seems like nice prices for their economy kilts or their Wilderness Kilts and Skirts. Especially custom fit items.
by pepsie1
Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:09 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: What is the purpose of this?
Replies: 11
Views: 811

Re: What is the purpose of this?

This type garment is currently popular on the golf course. Watch an LPGA event and a majority of the ladies are wearing such an item. I have several skorts that I cut the legs out and they have become some of my favorite skirts
by pepsie1
Sat Sep 01, 2012 5:03 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Skirt Source
Replies: 14
Views: 1151

Skirt Source

Found an unsuspecting source of skirts. A western ranchwear store that sells the Carhartt brand of work and play clothing for men and women has skirts on clearance. I suspect this might be the case at more than one of these type of stores. I picked up a size 18 cargo skirt about 17" long, that fits ...
by pepsie1
Thu Jun 21, 2012 2:56 am
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Out and About -- In the World at Large
Replies: 2649
Views: 153444

Re: Out and About -- In the World at Large

Bib overall skirt = "skirtall" at Old Navy. Bought mine in one of their stores, but they do have them online. Sorry I don't do pictures at this time.
by pepsie1
Tue Jun 19, 2012 3:38 am
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Out and About -- In the World at Large
Replies: 2649
Views: 153444

Re: Out and About -- In the World at Large

Although I rarely post or comment on this forum, and have been skirting for various reasons over the years(40+), I felt compelled to relate an experience that occurred this morning at a large resort motel in the desert southwest. Hint not Las Vegas. I had just returned to my room from a nite shift j...
by pepsie1
Tue Dec 20, 2011 5:17 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Half Slips
Replies: 84
Views: 9042

Re: Half Slips

What I do in this winter weather is wear multiple skirts in a layering style with long heavy socks. This approach is very comfortable down to 20 F providing the wind is not blowing and then all bets are off. I also dont care for tights etc. but have worn silk garments found at outdoor outlets with s...