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Member since, 1/31/04

Pattern Review 12/3/06 6:50 PM
Butterick - B4182
EDITED to add photos of girls in dresses. GIRLS Belmont University Company This project involved making performance dresses for DD's college vocal performance group. Since DD goes to school in Nashville, TN and I am in Michigan we had the LONG DISTANCE FITTING CHALLENGE to overcome. To aide in ge... more...
Book Review 10/1/06 10:53 AM
SewStylish Easy sew ideas for customizing clothin
Ok... so I messed up the one click Amazon check out and ended up with this book. It was fairly inexpensive so I just let it come to me. The GOOD: Attractive cover, pretty color photos throughout, line drawn illustrations were fine. This would be terrific for a very beginning sew-er or a virtual ... more...
Pattern Review 7/24/06 1:14 PM
Textile Studio - 1213 Madarin Shirt Jacket
EDITED 7/24 to add inspiration photo thanks to DREAMDESIGNER HERE Pattern Description: Semi-fitted shirt jacket with shaped mandarin collar, self-faced 5 button closure, with subtle side shaping and shoulder pads. Two sleeve options: 3/4 quarter length and a short sleeve with a cuff Pattern Sizi... more...
Pattern Review 7/21/06 9:57 PM
Textile Studio - 1213 Madarin Shirt Jacket
EDITED TO ADD instructions for the squares and button loops. To make the squares I cut 3 inch squares of linen, I interfaced with 2" squares of texture weft. To preshape the squares I used a square of cardboard to create a template which I folded my fabric around and pressed. It was my first time... more...
Pattern Review 7/20/06 2:18 PM
Butterick - 6067
EDITED to add photos of DD in the dress. :) Pattern Description: Sadly out of print this is a terrific adaptable pattern. Butterick says: Close-fitting, below mid-knee dress, shoulder straps, neckline variations, lined bodice, raised waist, back zipper. Pattern Sizing: 6-22 I made a 10 morp... more...

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