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Aafke

Aafke 
Netherlands
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Sewing Machine Review 11/9/14 8:33 AM
Viking - Tribute 140M
Tell us about your first impression when you used this machine. I had used my mother's sewing machine before and this is very similar so I could get started right away. First impression was that it was very easy to use and very pretty. Was the machine manual sufficient? Yes, it's not a complicated... more...
2 comments
 
Book Review 11/9/14 8:23 AM
Pattern drafting for Dressmaking
Conclusion I love this book and refer to it often if I want to change any feature in one of my patterns. It has helped me understand and read patterns a lot better. Would you recommend this book as a MUST HAVE? Yes! Even if you aren't planning on drafting your own patterns, this book helps with und... more...
 
 
Pattern Review 11/9/14 7:49 AM
McCall's - 2401 Fitted sheath
Conclusion: This is a great pattern for a nice simple shift dress and I can see many more of these in my future! Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, I only changed the neckline. Were the instructions easy to follow? I didn't use the i... more...
12 comments
 
Pattern Review 11/9/14 6:46 AM
Butterick - 5030 Misses Dress, Belt and Sash
Conclusion: I like the shape of the dress as it turned out because I made some very important changes. The dress would not have been wearable without them. I will make it again but will have to do some extra work on the pattern to make it a better fit. Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pat... more...
6 comments
 
Pattern Review 11/9/14 6:31 AM
BurdaStyle Magazine - 07-2014-117A Scarf collar top
Conclusion: It's a very nice top that, even with the extra time it took to figure out how to attach the scarf, only took one evening to make. I'm very happy with the result. Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, it looked very much alike... more...
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I tried sewing when I was younger but didn't have the patience for it. I never made anything wearable! A while ago I decided to try again and am very happy I did! I am tall and pear shaped, and it's ... more

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