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Pattern Review 2/16/10 8:39 PM
Simplicity - 2619 Misses Dress, Top, Pants and S
Pattern Description: I made the top with contrast band (View B), and anticipate trying the dress as well. Pattern Sizing:Pattern sizes are from 8-24. I made a 24, despite usually being a 22 with FBA. Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Ve...more...
Pattern Review 2/16/09 9:04 PM
Simplicity - 3786
Pattern Description: Two different styles,and then variations in those too Pattern Sizing: 6-22 I used the 14-22 pattern. I made it in size 20(bust) to size 22(hip/hem) Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? I made changes to the sleeve...more...
Pattern Review 2/2/09 1:56 AM
Burda - 8100
This is not the usual review, as it is extra to a review done by jessika on 8/21/06 which is the only review I found for this pattern. I think that I have found the answer to the problem with the sleeves that jessika noted in her review. I have detailed this i...more...
Sewing Tip 8/14/08 6:02 AM
Unpicking heavy/jeans topstitching for re-use.
I've had the dubious 'pleasure' of doing this twice recently, and have been salvaging the original thread as I go, because there was not a good replacement thread match. I was worried about breaking the threads as I eased them out with the stem of my quick unpick tool. So I started using a thin woo...more...
Sewing Tip 8/14/08 5:43 AM
Storing pressing guides made from manilla folder
This tip follows on from a previous tip from jbsews .... After I made many different width pressing guides in this way some years ago, I stored them thus: Take a large 'Lunch' sized ziplok plastic bag and sew channels(wide enough to take one pg each) from top to bottom of the bag(starting below t...more...
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