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by trainspotter48
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Sewing
Topic: Home made skirt
Replies: 10
Views: 261

Re: Home made skirt

I must admit that I have no direct experience in 'fabric technology', but it occurs to me that if you want to eliminate a very 'flowy' feel, it may be better to get a pattern that fits the hip size instead of the waist, but remember to adjust the cutting or pleating between hips and waist to cater f...
by trainspotter48
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Freestyle Fashions
Topic: Return of the dandy?
Replies: 11
Views: 385

Re: Return of the dandy?

I am reminded of some of the lyrics in the late 1960s musical 'Hair'. I probably haven't got all the words right, but I recall something like this:- I would just like to say that it is my conviction that the male's emergence from the drab camouflage into the gaudy plumage that is the birthright of h...
by trainspotter48
Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How Did the Country (USA) that Could Do Anything Turn Into One That Can't Do Anything
Replies: 124
Views: 3063

Re: How Did the Country (USA) that Could Do Anything Turn Into One That Can't Do Anything

I certainly hope the current situation doesn't develop any further.
It's already reminiscent of events in Paris in the 1790s, and Petrograd in 1917.
Civil war is always ugly!
by trainspotter48
Sat May 30, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Sewing
Topic: Small bag to attach to skirts
Replies: 9
Views: 432

Re: Small bag to attach to skirts

Spirou, The clips that attach the bag to the belt loops are probably available as keyrings, and are also commonly found on the end of dog leads. Other than that, the remainder of the bag appears to be a 'simple' (0) piece of sewing (or fabric technology if you prefer). (0) I have placed the word sim...
by trainspotter48
Sat May 16, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 457
Views: 8195

Re: Corona Virus

Over on this side of the pond, the English government (0) has lifted some of the restrictions on travel, and the various holiday/second home locations are dreading what the weekend will bring, especially since this country is already fairly densely populated. (We've already had a kayaker from the Ea...
by trainspotter48
Fri May 08, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 457
Views: 8195

Re: Corona Virus

And then there's the saying:-
There are lies, damned lies and statistics!
by trainspotter48
Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Yet another RIP - Julie Felix
Replies: 0
Views: 271

Yet another RIP - Julie Felix

I discovered last night that we lost Californian born 1960s folk singer Julie Felix on 22nd March 'after a short illness'. The world will miss her.
by trainspotter48
Sat Apr 11, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: So easy to forget ones trousers!
Replies: 23
Views: 1001

Re: So easy to forget ones trousers!

That looks remarkably like the Cornish National Tartan. Is that a clue to your location?
by trainspotter48
Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Think you could??
Replies: 12
Views: 301

Re: Think you could??

With the track looking like that, the only way to drive would be VERY slowly and with a lot of LUCK. It's worth remembering that the sleepers (ties) are there to keep the rails together - the weight tends to push them apart. Once the track goes wide to gauge, then there is very little to stop the lo...
by trainspotter48
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Freestyle Fashions
Topic: The Perceptible Willy
Replies: 200
Views: 15083

Re: The Perceptible Willy

As long as we don't return to the Tudor era with doublet and hose complete with codpiece!!
by trainspotter48
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Kilts, Kilts
Topic: Little advise please
Replies: 33
Views: 1383

Re: Little advise please

EpG As you appear to live in the UK, my suggestion is that you look at https://www.heritageofscotland.com/ and https://kiltsociety.com - both offer 'casual' kilts in 5 and 8 yard versions - yes, of course they are imports - at reasonable prices, to 'get the feel' of a kilt. The 5 yard version obviou...
by trainspotter48
Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Mr. Steed, if you please!
Replies: 28
Views: 822

Re: Mr. Steed, if you please!

If anyone wants help with Llanfair__________etc, a search on the shorthand version of Llanfair PG will help.

It's a village on the island of Anglesey off the NW corner of Wales.
by trainspotter48
Thu Mar 05, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Water!
Replies: 30
Views: 723

Re: Water!

Bearing in mind what Australia has been through in the last 6 months or so, I can understand your enthusiasm at seeing 'real live water'.
Unfortunately, here in the wet of England (and that's not a typo), we're getting a little fed up with it.
by trainspotter48
Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Health Concerns & Costs
Replies: 108
Views: 3550

Re: Health Concerns & Costs

UA,
That sounds like good news.
by trainspotter48
Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Freestyle Fashions
Topic: Balloon pants
Replies: 7
Views: 376

Re: Balloon pants

Looks like a variation on the 'Sauna Jeans' that were sold as a weight loss aid!!