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Lingerie....Solsiss lace

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ToomanyChristmasPresents Tue 09-Dec-14 10:53:09

I am sitting here patching Soltiss lace by hand to apply to a silk neglige. It's a Xmas present for my MIL. Basically, money is tight, and I have the silk and lace in my stash left over from other projects. I think this one will be really nice, and we will feel proud to give it.

While I do the hand work I am watching a rerun of a Kirsty Allsop Christmas craft special. It's fun, but bless her...tied dyed pants and pom-poms etc. all the supplies for that stuff aren't cheap and you just end up with tat in the end. What I am doing is no more difficult, and I feel I'll have a marvellous gift in the end easily worth £300. Nothing "Becky's Home Ecky," about it. I wish there was a market for showing us %~#Awesome!#%^* on telly instead of just kitch.

TimelyNameChangey Tue 09-Dec-14 10:57:24

I think Kirsty is quite good actually. I like lots of what she makes.

SoupDragon Tue 09-Dec-14 11:03:03

Each to their own.

ToomanyChristmasPresents Tue 09-Dec-14 11:11:15

I like her too. I suspect the shows are out together by a whole team who decide what we can handle. Just wondered if I was the only one itching for something a little more ambitious.

SoupDragon Tue 09-Dec-14 11:14:31

all the supplies for that stuff aren't cheap

How much would your supplies have cost you? Very few people have silk negligees and lace hanging about grin

SoupDragon Tue 09-Dec-14 11:16:33

itching for something a little more ambitious.

The problem is that TV programmes have to have something for everyone. To put ambitious stuff in would rule out/put off large swathes of potential viewers. I think, rightly, that if you need ambitions stuff you need to seek specialist craft lessons. The TV programmes really are only there to whet an appetite.

ToomanyChristmasPresents Tue 09-Dec-14 11:30:25

Yes, I understand TV is a broad audience. I thought I might find kindred spirits in a chat craft room space. I live in London and can pick up bits on Goldhawk Road. My supplies will have cost about £20, including the silk Guterman thread.

TimelyNameChangey Tue 09-Dec-14 11:49:29

Ah. Well I live in Cheshire where I can get mixed fibre "novelty print" fabric and pom poms. So she suits me.

SoupDragon Tue 09-Dec-14 11:51:56

I thought I might find kindred spirits in a chat craft room space

Nope. What you'll find is a group of people with differing opinions about a common subject grin

As an aside, this is the "arts and crafts pictures" topic rather than just Arts & Crafts. The thread will pop up in active conversations but people might not check the topic specifically.

TimelyNameChangey Tue 09-Dec-14 11:55:48

Soup good point. I don't even know why MN has this area. We can share pics on the actual Arts and Craft area anyway!

SoupDragon Tue 09-Dec-14 12:04:50

Ah, site-wide pictures is a newfangled invention. It used to only be specific "picture" topics. TBH, this topic could go or be locked now.

MyGhostIsFlummoxed Tue 09-Dec-14 12:09:10

I'd feel ick giving a silk negligee to my MIL but maybe that's just me.

TimelyNameChangey Tue 09-Dec-14 12:20:45

soup yes....lets tell MNHQ to shut the bugger down and have a new topic instead!

ToomanyChristmasPresents Tue 09-Dec-14 12:28:25

If it makes you feel better it is a silk "nightgown" trimmed in lace from a Vogue pattern. Not exactly "Ann Summers" more "Carine Gilson." She is a near perfect MIL and definitely deserves a luxurious treat. Frankly, I've got more time than money so there you go.

MyGhostIsFlummoxed Tue 09-Dec-14 12:33:58

It wasn't a criticism OP, it's just my MIL is more a quilted dressing gown type of person...I just can't imagine (& would rather not grin) her in a silk negligee.

Plus, she's a bit of a cow at times so I'm jealous of your perfect MIL.

SoupDragon Tue 09-Dec-14 14:14:39

I have indeed suggested they zap the picture topics smile

ToomanyChristmasPresents Tue 09-Dec-14 15:09:29


Gone actually doing the sewing. Silk charmuese cut on the bias is a b*tch to sew. I always forget what a pia it is. Much prefer hand piecing the lace. Nearly done fingers crossed that it fits. I will never know. I don't expect to ever see her in it! It would be pretty dreadful if it is too small.

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