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Debbie Lancaster

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California United States
Member since, 9/18/02

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Sewing Tip 9/13/16 7:11 PM
Shortening pantyhose or tights
I mostly wear dresses/skirts to work and church. I'm short, but I'm a rectangle, which means that the shortest pantyhose and tights are pretty uncomfortable around the waist. So I buy a size up and have put up with the ugly pantyhose darkening that occurs around the ankles when your pantyhose are to... more...
Pattern Review 7/28/15 8:16 PM
Liesl + Co. - LC015GT Gallery Tunic and Dress
Pattern Description: Relaxed-fit pull-on tunic or dress. The tunic features cuffed three-quarter-length sleeves and a one-piece collar. The dress includes in-seam pockets, button-cuff full-length sleeves, and a band collar. Both versions include an inset front placket with a fun pleated detail, an i... more...
Pattern Review 7/28/15 7:58 PM
Simplicity - 1694 Misses' Tops
Pattern Description: Loose fitting top in two lengths, with drop shoulders. Optional sleeve tabs and pockets. Pattern Sizing: XS-XL Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes. I made view A. Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, but I ju... more...
Sewing Tip 6/29/15 10:57 PM
Finding the ribs on knits
My eyes are 60 years old, and not as strong as they used to be. And finding the rib on knits so I can establish the grain so the finished garment won't hang wonky is torture! Especially black. I have a black rayon/nylon/Lycra ponte from Michael Levine that I wanted to make a simple a-line skirt wi... more...

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I grew up in Hawaii where it seemed like EVERYBODY sewed. I learned to sew from my mother when I was about 8, and spent every summer thereafter sewing school clothes. My mom bought me a portable Kenmo... more

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