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Pattern Review 10/23/13 10:32 AM
Kwik Sew - oop 990
Pattern Description: One piece swimsuit in three styles. -View A is gathered in front with elastic in casing and has optional shoulder strap. -View B is gathered at center front with drawstring in casing and ties, halter style. Side seams have drawstring in casing and adjustable ties. -View C has dr...more...
Book Review 4/26/13 11:17 PM
Girls Style Book
This is a Japanese pattern book of girls patterns. Includes 24 (simple) patterns, in sizes 2-10. The styles are all pictured, and instructions are clearly illustrated. The patterns need to be traced off, and there is no seam allowance on the paper pattern. The instructions include diagrams showing...more...
Sewing Tip 4/1/13 2:45 AM
adjustable waist childrens wear (or maternity)
Begin with a trouser or skirt pattern that has either no elastic, or elastic in the back half of the waistband. Construct as usual, EXCEPT when you get to the waistband! You'll need two short pieces of buttonhole elastic, and a piece of regular elastic. (all the same width, ideally) Two flat button...more...
Sewing Tip 12/5/12 11:48 AM
using awkward fabric scraps
When cutting out a bias cut item, invariably there is a lot of waste. These pieces are shaped oddly, and never seem to be big enough to create a second wearable item without compromising the first item. Place a row of books along where you've cut your bias piece and cut off strips in the width of ...more...
Sewing Tip 4/27/11 9:36 AM
finishing raw edges on the inside
This is a making-do tip. For those of us who don't have sergers, and can't or won't buy/make miles of bias tape. (looks nice, but is expensive and time consuming) Finish the edges of your fabrics with a decorative stitch, set to a small stitch length. I buy serger threads in my most used colours, ...more...
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