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Member since, 10/5/06

Sewing Tip 6/2/09 2:28 PM
Lint Roller
Before adhering fusible interfacing/stabilizer wipe one of these lint rollers across both the fabric and interfacing/stabilizer. I was amazed at how much lint and tiny threads it picked up, even though it looked clear to the naked eye! This is especially useful on white and light coloured fabrics, a... more...
Pattern Review 6/2/09 1:32 PM
Burda - 7648
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, although the model is a lot slimmer than me! Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, i think so. It called for a bias strip on the back neck enclosing the collar, and this was a new technique to me... more...
Pattern Review 2/4/09 3:00 PM
Wild Ginger - PMB4
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? The fit is very good. Fabric Used: As this was a trial pair I used a very cheap polyester fabric, £2.50 for 2 metres from Ebay. The fabric actually had a very good feel and drape to it. Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to... more...
Pattern Review 10/11/08 9:46 AM
Wild Ginger - PMB4
My size! The skirt was drafted using Wild Ginger PMB4 software to my personal measurements. Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? It did look like the line drawing in the software. Were the instructions easy to follow? There are basic instructi... more...
Sewing Tip 1/22/08 2:07 PM
Tailors Dummy
I originally wrote the following as a pattern review, but have included it here following several suggestions! I have been frustrated trying to get a tailors dummy to match me! I had a bought one with dials which I found very flimsy and wobbly as it had only 3 legs! Twice I tried making a Duct ... more...

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